Bast Fibre Technologies to acquire Lumberton Cellulose LLC from Georgia-Pacific

January 11th, 2022

Lumberton Cellulose facility, Lumberton, N.C. Bast Fibre Technologies Inc. (BFT), a manufacturer of premium natural fibers for the global nonwoven and textile industries, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Lumberton Cellulose LLC (LC), a natural fiber processing facility located in Lumberton, N.C., from Georgia-Pacific Cellulose LLC.   "Acquiring this state-of-the-art natural fiber […]

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EDANA International Nonwovens Symposium 2021

June 8th, 2021

Attracting top level speakers and highly qualified professionals from across the nonwovens and related industries, the International Nonwovens Symposium is the leading European event to learn about industry developments. The 2-day online event will take place June 9-10, 2021, and will explore the latest challenges and innovations by experts from leading institutions including the European […]

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Nonwoven fabric market outlook

April 6th, 2021

According to the report “Non-woven Fabric Market—Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021-2026)” by ResearchAndMarkets.com, the nonwoven fabric market was valued at USD 43,883 million in 2020 and the market is expected to register a CAGR of more than 6% during the forecast period. The demand for new and better-performing products is propelling the nonwoven […]

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What’s driving transportation textile trends?

April 1st, 2021

Camira Fabrics’ iconic textile pattern on the London Underground. Celebrating 200 years in transportation textiles in 2022, Camira Fabrics looks forward to contributing to a new line linking London to the West Midlands. Photo: Joe Green on Unsplash. The transportation industry is undergoing massive disruption, driven primarily by the climate change imperative: electric and hybrid […]

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CNG expands into nonwovens and fibers

October 16th, 2020

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers. The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibers used in textiles, nonwovens and […]

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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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Strong market demand for nonwovens

October 30th, 2019

A report published by INDA and EDANA forecasts strong market demand for nonwovens materials through the next five years, according to the “Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, 2018-2023.” The report provides in-depth information and analysis of global nonwoven macro drivers, supply and demand forecasts and statistics and regional trade analyses. The sixth edition of […]

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Nonwovens in the automotive industry

September 1st, 2018

"I just want to say one word to you. Just one word. Plastics.”  When Dustin Hoffman’s character Benjamin Braddock heard those words in the iconic movie The Graduate in 1967, the use of plastics—or polymer-based materials—was on the rise. (This, although plastics had been around for almost 100 years; the first synthetic polymer was invented […]

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European nonwovens increase

June 4th, 2018

EDANA has released the results of its annual nonwovens industry survey. In 2017 nonwovens production in Greater Europe grew in volume by 4.3 percent to reach 2,544,450 metric tons with a total estimated turnover of approximately 7,869 million euros (+5.6 percent). Some established players like France and the Benelux countries were at a standstill, but […]

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Nonwovens industry outlook

December 13th, 2017

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has released a new industry outlook report, “North American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2016–2021.” The exclusive content provides analysis across all of the nonwoven end-use markets, including 128 disposable and 127 durable categories, to provide a comprehensive and accurate view of the total North American nonwovens industry. Detailed […]

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