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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Biomimicry inspires medical textiles

September 27th, 2017

With much of the discussion of smart textiles focusing on e-textiles at present, it is good to be reminded that there are innovative developments emerging in non-digital yarns also. MedTextra is a filtration and health-giving yarn that uses a unique moisturizing process to deliver active ingredients to the body based on biomimicry principles. The brainchild […]

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Chinese nonwovens market bullish

August 31st, 2017

Multiple nonwovens product sectors in China continue to exhibit strong growth and potential for the foreseeable future, according to reports from the biennial China International Nonwovens Expo & Forum held in Shanghai in June. While multiple sectors within China’s nonwovens market are experiencing strong growth, three in particular stand out: hygiene, medical and filtration. Government […]

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China’s five-year plan spurs growth

August 1st, 2017

China’s 13th five-year plan is boosting production and demand for nonwoven products. A focus on industry upgrades has improved capacity, with output estimated to reach seven million tons in 2020, up from 5.35 million in 2016. Product demand comes from a number of sectors including construction and infrastructure, environmental protection, health care and elderly care, […]

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Nonwovens highlighted at conference

May 30th, 2017

The third Conference on Nonwovens for High-Performance Applications offered information about the latest developments in new areas of application and production processes. Held in Prague in March, the conference included a presentation on the findings from two major market studies on nonwovens. Other topics included the use of nonwovens as automotive components for lightweighting and […]

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