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INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, recently published the third edition of the annual North American Nonwovens Supply Report for its members. The report provides a view of North American supply, including the key metrics of capacity, production and operating rates, in addition to regional trade. The 51-page report offers 12 tables and …

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Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.4 percent annually to 11.1 million metric tons in 2019. Demand will be driven by an expected increase in the manufacture of key products made from nonwovens such as baby diapers, adult incontinence products, filters, wipes, disposable medical gowns, and various automotive components. Additionally, higher penetration rates …

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Kelheim Fibers, a leading manufacturer of viscose specialty fibers, has completed the next step in the development of IR-reflecting fibers. During the last months, the incorporation of mineral IR-reflecting particles has been tested in several spinning trials. Different levels of these particles were integrated into the fiber’s core, thereby preserving the fiber’s inherent properties, rather than being added as …

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Goulston Technologies, Inc. achieved certification to the ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management Standard. The certificate is issued by American Global Standards and awarded on October 29, 2015. American Global Standards is a registrar of Quality and Environmental Management Systems to ISO 9000/ISO 14000 Series requirements. AGS provides independent, third party assessments of management systems for all …

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By Geoff Fisher, European Editor

Europe’s manmade fiber industry leaders have called on their Chinese counterparts to base future investment decisions on rational economics and reduce senseless overcapacities, especially in polyester fibers.
Addressing the 54th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress held in Dornbirn, Austria, in September, Heinz Meierkord, president of CIRFS, the European Man-Made Fibres Association, described how Chinese overcapacity represented 25% of global polyester fiber capacity in 2015.

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