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Lantor returns to UK ownership
Having been sold by the UK’s IPT Group to Amsterdam-headquartered Active Capital Company (ACC) in April 2015, Lantor has now been acquired by another UK group, Cathay Investments.
Autoneum to open new China plant
Vehicle thermal and acoustic nonwoven insulation company Autoneum is expanding its presence in China and will open its seventh plant for the production of lightweight acoustic and thermal management components in the Eastern Chinese city of Yantai.
Radici Group visits Nissan
Representatives from plastics, fibres, and nonwovens producer Radici Group have met with technicians from car manufacturer Nissan at its European technical centre in Cranfield, UK.
Coating expansion at Scott & Fyfe
Manufacturer of stitchbonded nonwovens and technical warp knits and wovens Scott & Fyfe has completed the installation of a second coating line at its plant in Tayport, Scotland.
Meeting the floating hospital’s needs
Global Filter, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and part of the Filtration Group, is to supply filter equipment for providing clean water to Mercy Ships, the international non-profit medical care organisation which provides free life-saving surgeries for people with limited access to medical care.
Greycon tech for Resolute
Resolute Forest Products, whose portfolio includes market pulp, wood products, tissue and specialty papers, is implementing Greycon’s X-Trim technology which can handle flat sheets and reels at variable or fixed diameters.
Evonik bids for METEX methionine technology
German speciality chemicals company Evonik says it intends to strengthen its biotechnology platform and will complete the acquisition of a large technology package from French biological chemistry company METabolic EXplorer (METEX).
Polyester performance from Foss
A new Foss all-polyester nonwoven containing up to 75 per cent post-consumer recycled fibres is proving a hit with automotive brands for thermoformed interior parts such as trunk liners, insulation components and even exterior wheel arch liners.
Disposable nonwovens aid infection control
Medical nonwoven disposables are key in the global healthcare industry for helping to prevent the transmission of infection, according to new research. Companies cited in the report include Ahlstrom, Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly-Clark and Unicharm Corporation.
Textile coatings for medical applications
Polymer company Covestro is to present its raw materials for sustainable waterborne textile coatings said to have improved resistance to disinfectants at the Compamed trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, later this month.
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