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Geo-Synthetics: Significance and Application in Everyday Life

By Ken Norberg, Editor

Applications, fiber quality and stabilization determine the quality of nonwovens. The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, a proven expert in polymer processing, spinning and texturing, also beneficially deploys its many years of expertise for its nonwovens (airlaid, meltblown and spunbond) and staple fiber technology.

The group’s Neumünster, Germany-based nonwoven business unit is therefore able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbond and fibers for carded nonwovens.

International Fiber Journal had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the nonwoven business unit at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Dr. Mählmann, the demand for nonwovens has been rising since 2002. What is the reason for this ongoing growth?

Huge infrastructure programs, particularly in China and India as well as in other emerging countries, are being implemented,…Continue Reading »

Winning Combinations

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

While not generally a field characterized by frequent innovation, a potentially disruptive new technology is being introduced to the North American geotextiles market by Greer, South Carolina-based Haydale Technologies.

Haydale is an advanced materials group with a focus on the integration of nanomaterials into next-generation commercial technologies and industrial materials, with six facilities in the USA, Europe and the Far East.…Continue Reading »

Durable Nylon Technologies Help Enhance Protection

Invista’s Cordura brand specializes in the development of high-performance fabrics and fiber technologies used in a wide range of apparel, bags, packs, footwear and other products where durability is paramount.

With a strong military/tactical heritage and a 50-year history of innovative, durable solutions, the company has for several decades been delivering the fabrics of choice for protective gear and clothing with …Continue Reading »

Techtextil North America 2018

The fifteenth edition of North America’s only dedicated show for technical textiles and nonwovens will be held May 22-24, 2018 at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA. Techtextil North America assembles all vertical aspects of the technical textile industry: …Continue Reading »

International Nonwovens Symposium 2018

The International Nonwovens Symposium offers thought-provoking presentations, a tabletop exhibition and many networking opportunities. Attending the International Nonwovens Symposium gives you the insights, information and contacts you need to advance your company’s interests. Hear about the latest trends and innovations in …Continue Reading »

Cinte Techtextil CHINA 2018

Cinte Techtextil China is Asia’s leading biennial trade fair for technical textile and nonwoven products. As the daughter show of Techtextil in Germany, Cinte Techtextil China covers twelve application areas which comprehensively span the full range of potential uses of …Continue Reading »

Dornbirn Global Fiber Congress

DORNBIRN-GFC INNOVATIONS PLATFORM The Europe-centered innovation platform for the fiber industry and the downstream manufacturing stages is to serve as a generator of ideas and the basis for networking. This is borne out by the growing number of both participants …Continue Reading »