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Where will we be 12 months from now?
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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



Czech Pegas to open unit in Egypt
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Czech synthetic textiles maker Pegas Nonwovens struck a deal with a major customer allowing it to go ahead with its plans to build a new production line in Egypt, the company said recently. The new production line in Egypt is expected to produce 20,000 tonnes of textiles a year and should be launched in the second half of 2013. More

Andritz acquires NSC Nonwoven, France and China
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The Andritz Group has signed a contract to acquire NSC Group's nonwoven division, encompassing its affiliates Asselin-Thibeau (Elbeuf, France) and NSC Wuxi (Wuxi, China). The acquired companies have approximately 200 employees and generate aggregate annual sales of about €40 million. Andritz has not disclosed the purchase price and the contract, subject to approval by the relevant authorities, is expected to come into force during the fourth quarter of this year. More



Karl Mayer to transfer nonwovens technology
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Karl Mayer is to transfer manufacturing of its Malimo stitch-bonded nonwovens technology to Christian Pinkert Textilmaschinen from Jan. 1, 2012 onwards. This deal includes the Malivlies, Maliwatt, Kunit and Multiknit models, including all optimized and customized features. More

Burlington Technologies acquires Verelli's wall covering business
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Burlington Technologies Inc. - a Burlington, N.C.-based company comprised of yarn dyeing services provider Burlington Manufacturing Services; residential and contract fabrics provider Se7en LLC; elastic nonwoven manufacturer VitaFlex LLC; and diagnostic chips provider Diagnostic Chips LLC - has purchased the assets of Gastonia, N.C.-based Verelli LLC's wall covering division. High-end hotels and other hospitality clients form the core of Verelli's customer base, purchasing custom wall coverings and upholstery fabrics for various hotel, hospital, university and convention center applications. Manufacturers of operable partitions also use Verelli wall coverings in their end-products More

P&G targeting Latino shoppers
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The Wall Street Journal reports Procter & Gamble is accelerating its efforts to win over Hispanic shoppers. The publication's Ellen Bryson says based on its research, P&G is tweaking products, retargeting its marketing, changing its mix of celebrity spokeswomen and making greater use of Spanish on its products. More

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Britain to recycle diapers into roof tiles
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British babies use around three billion disposable diapers every year. Now a new recycling plant has opened in the country where these nappies would be turned into roof tiles and construction tubes. Over half million tonnes of waste from disposable diapers is generated in Britain every year. More

Fiber first: Eco-friendly raw material and fiber production are the first links in a sustainable textile manufacturing chain
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When designing and manufacturing a sustainable textile product, raw material production and processing into fiber come first. If the raw material is a natural plant fiber, there may be questions about the amount of water and chemicals needed to ensure a successful harvest of high-quality material. If a manufactured fiber, there are questions about the nature of the raw material and the way it is processed into fiber - does the raw material come from a renewable or recyclable/recycled source; is a closed-loop process in place to minimize environmental impact; what kinds of chemicals are used in the process and what is their impact; how much energy is required and what is its impact; and can the end product be recycled or composted at the end of its useful life? More

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