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The rise of remote service and digital collaboration

Between March and June this year, with all but essential flights cancelled, the highly-globalised nonwovens industry has been discovering what can be...

An extraordinary six months for the industry

Many INDEX™20 exhibitors have been working at unprecedented speed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, with entirely new supply chains being...

Pandemic intensifies research efforts

As the wearing of nonwoven facemasks becomes ubiquitous, material scientists around the world have been exploring methods of further improving their...

From shrimp farming to facemasks for the fjords

Norway is to be the location of Scandinavia’s first plant for the fully integrated production of meltblown nonwovens and their conversion to...

COVID-19 and the nonwovens industry

The nonwovens and related industries play a major role in producing materials essential to reduce the spread of COVID-19. From disinfecting wipes...

Q&A with Dr Jörg Sievert, COO, Freudenberg Filtration Technologies

The keynote speaker for the Filtration Seminar taking place during INDEX™20 will be Dr. Jörg Sievert, COO of Freudenberg Filtration Technologies, who...

All eyes on Africa

Africa is becoming an attractive location for nonwovens manufacturers, with the markets for absorbent hygiene products (AHPs) in particular, showing...

The time for bioplastics is now!

It is six years since INDEX™20 exhibitors Fitesa and NatureWorks, along with Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem, announced a nonwoven composed...

Turning used diapers into perfume...

In January last year, unfamiliar new smart recycling bins started to appear outside selected Etos grocery stores and Companay & Partou day-care...

Ignore, identify, innovate and invest in India

Like many other countries, India is currently witnessing an economic slowdown, but this is likely to be short-lived, with many factors suggesting a...

At the forefront for new mobility

INDEX™20 exhibitors and their Tier 1 automotive component customers continue to find ingenious new applications for nonwovens in the...

Even better than the real thing

Three major exhibitors at INDEX™20, which takes place at Palexpo in Switzerland, from March 31 to April 3 next year, are behind a quiet revolution in...

A new speed and scale for fibre development

A “Moore’s Law for fibres”, in which their applications multiply rapidly in the next few years as technologies get smaller, is foreseen by Professor...

A natural contender

Recent legislative changes in many countries – and especially across many states in the USA – now allow for the cultivation of hemp crops, especially...

Moving recycling into the operating room

The rising number of high-risk surgeries as a result of advances in medical technology, in parallel with the prevalence of healthcare-associated...

Water, water everywhere…

The United Nations will observe World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought on June 17th, explaining that ‘desertification’ does not refer to the...

From Boeing’s waste to new wind blades…

Some major new high volume markets for nonwovens based on recycled carbon fibre are being opened up with the establishment of the first...

Graphene and nonwovens – a winning combination

Dubbed ‘the new wonder material’, graphene is poised to have a significant impact on the nonwovens industry in the next few years, having already...

Greening the urban environment

The twin towers of Milan’s Bosco Verticale – with their 900 trees and over 2,000 plants – are perhaps the most well-known and eye-catching ‘living...

Innovation on a roll…

For the past two decades at successive INDEX™ exhibitions, EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has...

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