The work of protecting humans just got more important

May 1st, 2020

Suddenly, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) has become a hot commodity and an often- heard phrase on the lips of government officials, members of the media and the general public. But IFAI member companies and the textile industry at large have always known that the purpose of fabrics has been to […]

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Nonwoven fabrics on the frontline of infection containment

May 1st, 2020

By Jeff Moravec Transmission electron microscopic image of an isolate from the first U.S. case of COVID-19, formerly known as 2019-nCoV. The spherical viral particles, colorized blue, contain cross-section through the viral genome, seen as black dots. Image: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It’s easy to misunderstand viral respiratory diseases, whether the current pandemic […]

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Nonwoven products helping to contain coronavirus infection

January 31st, 2020

by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Professor, Texas Tech University  It has been one month since the information about the new strain of coronavirus became public. Front pages of newspapers and television screens have glaring images of face masks worn by people in China; the single-use face masks have spunmelt and carded filter substrates and have been […]

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INDA benchmarks nonwovens

July 3rd, 2019

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the sixth edition of the annual “North American Nonwovens Supply Report” for its members. Based on extensive research, producer surveys and interviews with industry leaders, the report provides an overall view of North American supply, including key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in […]

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INDA honors Moody

November 21st, 2018

INDA has recognized Ralph Moody, PE, senior director of R&D, Berry Global Inc., with its 2018 Lifetime Technical Achievement Award. The award honors individuals with established technical careers in the nonwovens industry and an accomplished history of technical innovation. Moody was recognized for his expertise in process development and R&D in several commercially successful substrates […]

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City dismisses flushable wipes suit

October 10th, 2018

The city of Wyoming, Minn., dismissed its lawsuit against several flushable wipes manufacturers according to INDA, the Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The suit alleged damages to the municipal infrastructure from flushable wipes. According to court documents filed, it appears that Wyoming did not experienced any damage caused by any clogs, increased maintenance costs, operational […]

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INDA offers hygiene products training

March 14th, 2018

INDA is offering an advanced absorbent hygiene products training course for product designers, developers and managers. The first edition of the course, which will dive into the nonwoven industry’s largest end market, will be offered May 22–24, 2018, at INDA’s Professional Development Center in Cary, N.C. The session will look at the design elements and […]

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Hygienix™ calls for presentations

January 15th, 2018

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is seeking presentations for the fourth edition of Hygienix, the premier event for industry professionals in the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets. The conference will be held Nov. 5–8, 2018, at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, in Orlando, Fla. The event will feature three days of program […]

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INDA launches new Directory of Pilot Lines

November 15th, 2017

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has launched print and web versions of a new Directory of Pilot Lines for Nonwoven/Engineered Materials Product Development. It is the first and only compendium of pilot facilities that offer commercially available machine time for the necessary trial activity associated with the development of new nonwoven fabrics […]

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Flushable wipes lawsuit dropped

October 6th, 2017

The Association of Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has announced the settlement of the class action lawsuit brought by the city of Perry, Iowa, that alleged damages from flushable wipes manufactured by a number of producers. The city admitted that since the inception of the lawsuit, it had not experienced any clogs or increased maintenance costs […]

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