According to revised production statistics released from the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, the nation’s production of disposable diapers in April 2020 increased by 4.9% in weight over the same month of last year to 77,638 tons. In quantity, production rose 4.5% to 2,062.1 million diapers. Production has been increasing from the comparatively low levels in the year before. January-April production grew 2.5% in weight to 275,897 tons, and by 2.9% in quantity to 7,347.7 million diapers. As a result of a low birthrate and aging population, the production of disposable diapers for adults continues to grow.
Chinese industrial yarn manufacturer Zhejiang Kingsway High-Tech Fiber Co., Ltd. is expanding its production capacities by a further 40,000 ton/year with five Oerlikon Barmag lines. Kingsway is already successfully manufacturing special high-quality yarns, exclusively deploying Oerlikon Barmag industrial yarn systems. The 21 new spinning positions will be used to manufacture a broad product range. In addition to super-low-shrinkage (SLS) and high-tenacity (HT) yarns, the business also plans to produce automotive yarns for seat belts and airbags. This flexibility is made possible as a result of the Oerlikon Barmag systems’ configuration. The new systems are expected to commence manufacturing next year. As a quality-conscious industrial yarn producer, Kingsway has been manufacturing […]
EU production of face masks, essential for tackling the coronavirus pandemic, is set to increase 20-fold by November this year compared to pre-crisis levels. This means that EU-based producers will be able to make the equivalent of 1.5 billion three-layer masks a month, according to figures released by EDANA, the leading global association serving the nonwovens and related industries. Pierre Wiertz, EDANA’s General Manager, says, “These figures show how EDANA’s members in the nonwovens sector have responded in record time to the unprecedented challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic and the call by EU and national authorities to ramp up production of face masks to protect public health.” Wiertz added, “As […]