Fibertex Nonwovens announces further investments in high-tech plant expansions in Europe

May 5th, 2021

Fibertex Nonwovens, headquartered in Aalborg, Denmark, is embarking on a second stage of expansions with an investment of $48,401,148 (DKK 300 million) in the company’s plants in the Czech Republic and Turkey. The investment was prompted by increased global demand for the company’s high-tech and sustainable specialty products. In March 2021, Fibertex Nonwovens, a subsidiary […]

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Fibertex Nonwovens investing nearly $50 million in North American market

April 22nd, 2021

Aiming to capitalize on the booming demand for advanced nonwovens seen in recent years, Danish industrial group Fibertex Nonwovens is investing $48,513,480 (DKK 300 million) to expand its output capacity and meet the growing need for local production of nonwovens in North America. At the same time, Fibertex Nonwovens has acquired an 84-acre (34-ha) industrial […]

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Solmax liners help secure 10-day build of Wuhan hospital

April 1st, 2021

Workers involved in the installation of the Solmax liner for the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China. Photograph courtesy of Solmax In late January 2020, just before the Chinese Lunar New Year, the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in large areas of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The city went into lockdown on Jan. 23, 2020, with the […]

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Chair’s corner and GMA happenings

February 1st, 2021

By Bryan Gee As we move into 2021, I hope all of you are finding renewed optimism for your businesses and your personal lives, and that you remain healthy or are regaining your health as we look forward to the waning of the pandemic. The Geosynthetic Materials Association (GMA) continues our many efforts to advance […]

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Take IFAI’s survey: COVID-19’s Business Impact in 2020

December 22nd, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic will be remembered as one of the most challenging and unprecedented periods ever for the specialty, technical and engineered textile industries. As 2020 comes to a close, Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) would like your help in understanding how businesses in our industries were affected by the events of this year and […]

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How to sell and market during a pandemic

November 9th, 2020

By Madeleine MacRae Determining the best way to sell and, even more so, how to effectively and appropriately market your products and services at a time of such widespread uncertainty and deep market disruption can be a daunting task. As a leader during this unprecedented time, you have a lot on your plate. You have […]

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ASTM International cancels all in-person standards meetings through February 2021

November 2nd, 2020

In light of COVID-19 and ongoing safety concerns for members and staff, ASTM International announced today that all scheduled in-person January and February 2021 standards development meetings (including independent meetings) have been canceled. In July, ASTM International announced the cancellation of all in-person meetings for the remainder of 2020. These decisions are based on several […]

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New GMA leadership and socially distanced activities

August 1st, 2020

The executive council of the Geosynthetics Materials Association (GMA) has a new chair and first vice chair. Bryan Gee, the director of education and training for Tensar International Corp., has ascended to the chair of GMA, while Steve Thaxton, the business development leader of geosynthetics for Owens Corning, has assumed the position of first vice […]

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Drama behind the scenes

June 1st, 2020

I’m writing this from my living room, my office for now during mandatory telecommuting for all Industrial Fabrics Association International staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s been an experiment, thus far successful, in putting together a magazine without face-to-face meetings and with no hard copies of proofs to review. Despite the behind-the-scenes logistical drama, […]

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EuroGeo7 moves to May 2021 due to COVID-19

May 27th, 2020

Due to the global development and concerns over COVID-19, the EuroGeo7 Conference, which was originally scheduled to take place from Sept. 6–9, 2020, in Warsaw, Poland, is now postponed until May 16–19, 2021. The decision to postpone EuroGeo7 was made in the interest of the health and safety of everyone participating in the conference. The organizers […]

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