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BFI launches UltraBond staple fibre
BFI has launched its PET-core-BICO Fibres for hygiene applications as well as its new UltraBond staple fibre, again demonstrating its commitment to help customers stay at the forefront of carded nonwoven products.
Infra Infuses New Hopes
Human lives in thousands have been lost due to potholes in Indian roads thanks to businessmen politician nexus, unscrupulous contractors and ultimately poor conditions of roads.
Laroche: A leader in fibre processing machines
For over 100 years, Laroche S.A., France, has been a pioneer in fibre processing machines. The company is a world leader in textile hard waste recycling lines, having more than 4,000 installations and over 100 installations of airlay nonwovens lines.
ANDRITZ's needlepunch line for Italian firm
For the first time in Italy, the line will feature air-through bonding capabilities in combination with calendering.
ANDRITZ has received an order from Manifattura Fontana, based in Valstagna, Italy, and part of the Belgian technical textile company Sioen Industries, to supply a neXline needlepunch eXcelle line for the production of geotextiles. Start-up of the line is scheduled for October 2018.
ANDRITZ starts up eXcelle line in Poland
The line has a production capacity of about 1,000 kg/h and produces nonwovens made of natural fibres, glass fibres and polypropylene from 300 to 2,400 gsm for the automotive industry.
Fuelling growth and creating employment
Indian textile and apparel market is estimated at $118 billion, 69% of which is domestic consumption while exports constitute the rest 31%.
The global apparel consumption in 2016 is estimated to be $1.7 trillion, which formed around 2 per cent of the world GDP of $73.5 trillion. EU-28 was the largest apparel consumer market worth $400 billion, which was followed by markets of the USA, China and Japan. These top four markets together constituted approximately 62 per cent of the global apparel consumption.
"There is strong need for R&D in technical textiles"
AUTOTECH Nonwovens was set up in 2012 recognising the need for a focused high quality nonwovens producer in India. AUTOTECH Nonwovens is one of the leading manufacturers of nonwoven fabrics for the automotive industry in India. AUTOTECH has carved a niche for itself as a manufacturer of choice for needlepunched nonwovens in India.
Ankit Desai, Director, AUTOTECH Nonwovens, speaks to ITJ’s Sr Sub Editor Karthik Muthuveeran on the market for nonwovens in India, and its prospects and problems.