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Manjushree Group enters Indian nonwovens market with Reicofil line

29th Sep 2023

Leading packaging firm Manjushree Group has entered the Indian nonwovens market, using a flexible RF Smart Composite line from Reifenhauser Reicofil. The line is tailored for small and emerging markets, offering high-quality nonwovens suited for hygiene and medical applications. It boasts easy integration and reliable annual production uptime.

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13th ITTA AGM sets the agenda for boosting growth in India's TT sector

29th Sep 2023

The 13th annual general meeting of the Indian Technical Textile Association (ITTA) was held in Mumbai, focusing on the growth and R&D in the TT sector. S P Verma urged investment in technical textiles and support for the National Technical Textile Mission. Yogesh Kusumgar received a Lifetime Achievement Award, while new ITTA leadership was also...

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Ahlstrom upgrades Korean facility for durable filtration media

23rd Sep 2023

Ahlstrom has commenced production of new calendered and embossed synthetic filter media at its Huyn-Poong plant in South Korea. These materials offer extended filter life and reduced flow restriction due to a larger surface area, making them a sustainable alternative. Longer-lasting filters save costs, reduce energy consumption, and lower emissions.

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Germany’s Sandler repositions corporate and employer brand

22nd Sep 2023

Sandler has undergone a comprehensive rebranding. The updated corporate and employer branding reflects the company's values and commitment, with a new purpose highlighting Sandler as a partner for enhancing everyday comfort. It has launched a revamped website offering insights into the Sandler Group, career opportunities, and industry-specific...

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Suzano’s director discusses sustainability using eucalyptus fluff pulp

14th Sep 2023

Suzano’s strategic projects director shed light on the increasing consumer demand for sustainable products in an interview with TechnicalTextile.Net. He highlighted the unique features of Suzano’s eucalyptus fluff pulp, utilised in Eucafluff, for absorbent hygiene products. He also outlined Suzano’s collaboration with Spinnova in developing...

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French firm Chargeurs’ revenue at €352.8 mn in H1 FY23

12th Sep 2023

In H1 FY23, Chargeurs reported a decline of 11.5 per cent in group revenue to €352.8 million, impacted significantly by a 23.1 per cent drop in its advanced materials division. However, a 16.4 per cent growth in the luxury division partly cushioned this fall. Despite a reduced operating margin of 4 per cent, net profit remained positive at €3.3...

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Kelheim Fibres to present sustainable European innovations at GFC

11th Sep 2023

Kelheim Fibres will showcase eco-friendly innovations at the Global Fibre Congress. It will present a high-performance, plastic-free panty liner using water-repellent Kelheim Olea fibre. Additionally, it will also introduce a washable and reusable SUMO diaper made from bio-based materials and Kelheim specialty fibres, emphasising environmental...

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Belgium’s Ontex CFO Peter Vanneste to leave in October 2023

8th Sep 2023

Ontex’s chief financial officer, Peter Vanneste, will leave the company in early October 2023 for opportunities elsewhere. Until a successor is named, CEO Gustavo Calvo Paz will oversee the CFO’s responsibilities. Paz acknowledged Vanneste’s contributions, including steering Ontex through strategic transformations and challenging macro-economic...

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Finland’s Suominen shareholders appoint 2 members to nomination board

6th Sep 2023

Nonwovens manufacturer Suominen’s three largest registered shareholders, Ahlstrom Capital BV, Etola Group Oy, and Oy Etra Invest Ab, have nominated members Lasse Heinonen and Mikael Etola to the Shareholders’ Nomination Board. Heinonen, CEO of A Ahlstrom Oy, was appointed by Ahlstrom Capital BV. Etola was appointed by Etola Group Oy and Oy Etra...

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