Technical textiles industry to grow to $31.4 billion by 2017
The Economic Times Share
The Indian technical textiles industry is projected to grow to Rs.1.4 trillion ($31.4 billion) by 2016-17, with health care and infrastructure sectors accounting for a major chunk of the consumption, according to a research paper released recently. Currently, the technical textiles industry market was estimated at Rs 570 billion ($12.67 billion) in 2010-11, said the FICCI-Wazir Advisors-Ernst & Young Knowledge joint paper. More
Sponsors sought for New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science Conference
AATCC, The Fiber Society, and the National Textile Center are partnering to offer an international symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science. The symposium will be held Oct. 11-13, 2011, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C.
The program will attract participants from all fiber science sectors around the world. Opportunities are available for individual and corporate sponsorship of this international gathering. Click here for a complete list of sponsorships and benefits.
Tabletop displays are available and will be held in conjunction with the 5:30-7 p.m. reception on Tuesday, Oct. 11. The cost of a 8' x 30" draped table on which to display your products and brochures is $350. The Exhibitor's form can be downloaded here.
SM launches new line of eco bags
Malaya Business Insight Share
To encourage more customers to use environment-friendly bags in shopping or even in other activities, the SM Supermalls has launched what it referred to as "a fashionable yet functional" eco bag. During the launching of the new set of SM Eco Bags at SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Annie Garcia, president of SM Supermalls, said the SM Eco Bag, which symbolizes saving trees from being cut, is made from hard wearing nonwoven fabric bag that is sourced from 100 percent polypropylene. More
Where will we be 12 months from now?
Nonwovens Industry Share
For more than 30 years - this year included - Freudenberg has been at the top of our annual top companies report. This global company with its roots in apparel and current strengths in automotives, filtration and other technical markets has avoided the high volume, low margin call of the hygiene markets, a plan that has made its annual sales creep up a little less slowly than some of the other larger nonwovens companies in the world. More
Small caps: Fiberweb in demand
The Financial Times (free registration) Share
Fiberweb, which produces nonwoven fabrics for nappies, was in demand recently. Its shares rallied 7 percent to 42 percent after a push from Panmure Gordon. The broker said the sharp fall in the Fiberweb share price had been overdone, as had concerns about trading. More
Industrial textiles in China
Specialty Fabrics Review Share
During the past several decades, China's industrial textiles industry has experienced a period of continuous expansion. Both scale and applications have expanded, while technology has also improved. There has been extensive involvement in a wide variety of end products, including medical treatment and public health applications, as well as construction, transportation, aerospace, agriculture and new energy initiatives. More
Lenzing concludes capacity expansion project
The Lenzing Group has successfully completed its capacity expansion drive initiated three years ago at the fiber production facility located in Heiligenkreuz (Burgenland, Austria). Production capacity of the cellulose fiber TENCEL was increased in several expansion steps by 25,000 tons to 60,000 tons per year at the current time. More
DryDiapersPlus launches high-tech adult inco product
Nonwovens Industry Share
Canadian adult diaper maker DryDiapersPlus has joined with Unique Wellness and BIOTX Ltd. to provide worldclass incontinence products for their customers. The Unique Super Absorbent Adult briefs were developed with InconTek technology and designed on the same principles as the Maximum Absorbency Garments developed by NASA. More
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