Oerlikon announced that the company would continue to align their Manmade Fibers Segment product portfolio with the future of innovative Industry 4.0 plant solutions, putting greater focus on their core business of filament, staple fiber and nonwovens. As a result, the corporate group will divest their technology solutions for tape and monofilament plants. The Austrian Starlinger Group based in Vienna will take over the German business unit in Chemnitz, also known under the brand name ‘Barmag Spinnzwirn’. The purchase contract was signed accordingly by both companies this week. The final closing is planned for the end of the third quarter of this year. Both parties have agreed not to disclose […]
Arkema announced the proposed acquisition by the Bostik-Nitta joint-venture of the industrial adhesives of Nitta-Gelatin Inc., as well as the construction of a new world-scale adhesives plant in Japan. These operations will enable Bostik to supply Japanese customers in the buoyant nonwoven markets for hygiene applications, as well as in the packaging, labeling, transportation and electronics industrial markets. Bostik-Nitta JV, majority owned by Bostik, will strengthen its adhesives business in the Japanese market with two projects: This acquisition, representing sales of some 30 million euro, will help step up the development of these activities in fast-growing markets such as electronics and automotives. The acquisition is due to be completed this […]
Groz-Beckert will exhibit at ANEX 2018 for the first time in the product sectors of felting and carding. (Hall 1, Booth 330) ANEX 2018 will be held from June 6th to 8th at Tokyo Big Sight, East. In the felting product sector, Groz-Beckert will be presenting as a highlight its latest contribution to the spunlace industry. The HyTec P jet strip for mechanical bonding of nonwovens is used, among other things, for manufacturing products for the hygiene and medical fields. In carding, the focus will be on performance enhancements and raw material savings with the two high-performance worker and doffer wires, SiroLock and EvoStep.