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  • Jacob Holm Industries to expand in North Carolina

    October 7, 2013
    Global nonwoven manufacturer Jacob Holm Industries is set to expand its operations in Candler, NC. The company plans to create 66 new jobs with a minimum qualifying investment of more than $45.9 million. The total capital investment is likely to exce…


  • Freudenberg at Intertextile in Shanghai

    October 7, 2013
    With an extended color range for transparent fabrics for womenswear, Freudenberg & Vilene International Ltd. gives more options to designers. Bi-elastic and lightweight interlinings for womenswear as well as ultralight canvases for menswear respo…


  • Lidl launches eco-friendly diaper range

    October 7, 2013
    Lidl has launched a new diaper range using the latest DryLock technology to the UK market. The patented-design diapers are just 3mm thick, compared with an average of 8mm, and contain no glue or fluff at the core. The benefits of this slim, fluffless…


  • Lenzing CFO to step down

    October 7, 2013
    As a result of the changed market environment, Lenzing's production operations as well as marketing and sales activities will be upgraded. In the future Lenzing’s management board will consist of four instead of three members. CEO Peter Unt…


  • Messe Frankfurt and JEC Group announce co-location

    October 3, 2013
    The organizers of the Techtextil North America and JEC America plan to co-locate their 2014 events at the Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA on May 13-15, 2014. The co-location of Techtextil North America, Texprocess Americas and JEC America…


  • Korean nonwovens manufacturer looks to expand in U.S.

    October 3, 2013
    A Korean-based nonwovens manufacturer that is seeking to open a facility at an undisclosed site in Davidson County, NC, has received approval from county officials for $172,800 in incentives, according to the Lexington Dispatch. The manufacturer, ref…


  • RKW starts up production of hygiene films in North America

    October 2, 2013
    RKW opened its latest hygiene film plant on Sept. 26 in Franklin, KY. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by Hansjakob Mueller, chairman of the RKW supervisory board. Opening the day’s proceedings, Roland Roth, the company’s CEO said, &l…


  • Bostik to spotlight latest innovations at SINCE

    October 2, 2013
    Will also present adhesive perspective at SINCE conference.


  • Conwed shares its latest innovations at Insight 2013

    October 2, 2013
    Conwed, a plastic netting manufacturer, will share its latest innovations at Insight 2013 Conference in St. Petersburg, FL, scheduled to take place Oct. 13-17. Celebrating its 35th anniversary, Insight gathers business and technical leaders in the no…


  • IFCP elects Mark Messura as chairman

    October 2, 2013
    Mark Messura has been elected chairman of the International Forum for Cotton Promotion (IFCP) for a second term at the Annual Business Meeting of the membership held in Cartagena de Indias on October 1, 2013. Messura is the senior vice president of g…


  • Pampers ranked 29th most valuable brand

    October 1, 2013
    Interbrand releases 14th annual Best Global Brands report.


  • Archroma is open for business

    October 1, 2013
    New company composed of three former Clariant businesses.


  • Invista and Ingenza collaborate for the development of bio-derived industrial chemicals

    October 1, 2013
    Invista, one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and Ingenza, an industrial biotechnology and synthetic biology company, have formed a collaboration for the development of new technologies to enable bio-derived p…


  • Auto parts supplier UGN to open $25 million Midwest plant

    October 1, 2013
    Automotive parts manufacturer, UGN Inc., has narrowed down its next facility to Indiana or Ohio and will break ground no later than the first of the year. The plant is part of a $25 million expansion that will bring 150 new jobs to one of the states.…


  • Sumitomo Seika expands SAP production capacity

    October 1, 2013
    Japanese firm Sumitomo Seika says its super absorbent polymer (SAP), Aqua Keep, has been well received by the market and to meet the increased demand for Aqua Keep, it has steadily increased its production capacity. Anticipating a continued robust gr…