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A net zero vision

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Nonwovens to take center stage

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Fibers for battery separators

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Hybrid structures, filter media

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

Mega-trends are ensuring the continued expansion of the filtration industry, which is estimated by the American Filtration Society (AFS) to have an annual value of around $80 billion globally. The demands for purer air and cleaner water are the biggest, and both are the subject of ever-more stringent legislation.

Filter media

By Juliana Khouri, Category Marketing Manager, Kimberly-Clark Professional Filtration

As the general public becomes more aware of the health and productivity advantages of good indoor air quality (IAQ) and the environmental sustainability and cost advantages of reduced energy consumption, air filter manufacturers are taking a closer look at the filter media they use.


EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries, welcomed over 200 delegates from more than 100 companies to Dubai for the fourth edition of the region’s premier conference for the nonwovens industry in February 2018. The symposium and exhibition featured expert analysis on market outlook, product innovation, demographic trends and sustainability initiatives …

The Andritz Wetlace system combines wetlaid nonwoven formation with spunlacing.

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

Flushable nonwoven wipes have become the unlikely subject of a legal debate on consumer rights and corporate responsibility.

In December, a Washington DC federal judge temporarily barred the District from enforcing part of its recently passed law requiring cautionary labels on Kimberly-Clark’s flushable products, saying the city’s approach probably violates the First Amendment.

Close-up of wet-laid/spunlaced (WLS) nonwovens wipe

EcoWipes, a manufacturer and converter of private label products for the wetlaid hydroentangled nonwoven segment, has ordered its third nonwovens production line. Located north of Warsaw, Poland, the firm was established in 2009 and has a strong focus on innovation and sustainability, and constantly monitors local and global market trends.

In view of the rising consumer interest in biodegradable materials, EcoWipes opted for Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith to supply the new production line.