wipes

Suominen wipes plant to close in 2Q23

January 11th, 2023

Photo: iStock/Ismail Ciydem. Suominen will start consultation with local trade unions regarding a plan to permanently close manufacturing at its Mozzate plant. According to the plan, the production would end during the second quarter of 2023. The consultation will be conducted in accordance with the Italian legislation and applicable National Collective Agreement and is aimed […]

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apparel

Apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm

April 18th, 2022

Global apparel supply chains are under pressure as prices of fibers and other textile materials rise, energy costs soar and costs of freight escalate, according to "Talking strategy: apparel supply chains hit by perfect storm as costs rise on multiple fronts", a 6-page report from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. The global cotton […]

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Business loan deferment

COVID-EID loan deferment period extended

March 21st, 2022

The EIDL program has dispensed more than $351 billion worth of relief to nearly four million borrowers, according to the SBA. The Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing additional deferment of principal and interest payments for existing COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) borrowers. The extension brings the total deferment time to 30 months from inception. Key information […]

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Biden Administration awards $6.5M contract to U.S. Cotton LLC

September 3rd, 2021

The Biden Administration has awarded a contract for $6.5 million to U.S. Cotton LLC, the largest manufacturer of cotton swabs in the United States, to increase domestic production capability for polyester tipped swabs for home testing kits and mass testing applications to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S. Cotton has retooled […]

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Face mask made with sustainability in mind

August 1st, 2021

The Easy Mask’s Deja™ yarn is 100 percent recyclable at the end of use and can be repeatedly reprocessed without harmful emissions or discharges to create new high value-added products. Photo: STOLL, a brand of the Karl Mayer Group. In the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for masks continues worldwide.  A collaborative […]

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From shelters to suits, Taiyo Kogyo meets pandemic needs

June 1st, 2021

Taiyo Kogyo’s Mak Quick Shelter has been enhanced with negative pressurization to contain viruses, and its Medicon suit protects wearers from viruses in health-care settings while keeping them comfortable. Photos: Taiyo Kogyo Corp. Efforts to mitigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic continue worldwide, with companies developing all kinds of innovative medical protective products to […]

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Mask mandates reduced COVID-19 in about two-thirds of U.S. states

June 1st, 2021

Researchers who concluded that mask mandates contributed to a reduction in cases of COVID-19 in two-thirds of states noted that masks must be worn properly and deployed in conjunction with other mitigating measures for maximum effectiveness. Photo: © Martinmark, Dreamstime.com. An analysis from Texas Tech University’s Department of Environmental Toxicology has affirmed the benefits of […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens investing nearly $50 million in North American market

April 22nd, 2021

Aiming to capitalize on the booming demand for advanced nonwovens seen in recent years, Danish industrial group Fibertex Nonwovens is investing $48,513,480 (DKK 300 million) to expand its output capacity and meet the growing need for local production of nonwovens in North America. At the same time, Fibertex Nonwovens has acquired an 84-acre (34-ha) industrial […]

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Bunzl Distribution brings American antiviral technology to retailers in Mexico

April 22nd, 2021

Bunzl Distribution, a supplier of packaging, disposable supplies and cleaning and safety products, has signed on as the distributor in Mexico for Acteev Protect™ masks, made in the United States by polyamide manufacturer Ascend Performance Materials. A global distributor, Bunzl provides supplies to supermarkets, food processing plants, retailers and convenience stores in Mexico. Bunzl will […]

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Sewing industry shape-shifting

April 1st, 2021

The Orion from Matic is an automated linear sewing machine specifically designed for sewing acrylic, polyester, technical textiles, PVC and other fabrics for the awning industry. It comes equipped with a traveling tray that moves the fabric under a stationary sewing head. Photo: Matic. In January 2020, Archana Sharma, CEO of AKAS Tex LLC, a […]

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