July/August 2018

Mogul South Carolina Nonwovens, Gray Court, S.C., has earned the FSC®-C137808 Forest Stewardship Council™ Chain-of-Custody certification from the Rainforest Alliance. The company pursued the certification in alignment with its corporate sustainability objectives.

The Germany-based Hohenstein Institute reports it will open a new laboratory in Dhaka, Bangladesh at the end of July. The lab will offer a chemical and textile technology testing for textile manufacturers, brands and retailers.

Effective July 16, Sonoco, Hartsville, S.C., has increased the prices of its paper-based tubes and cores by a minimum of 6 percent in the United States and Canada.

Philadelphia-based Braskem is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Spheripol polypropylene production process technology at its Neal plant located in Kenova, W.Va.

The Cary, N.C.-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) is now taking nominations for the IDEA19 Achievement Awards. IDEA® will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center in Miami Beach, Fla., March 25-28, 2019. To learn more about the awards and categories and to send in a nomination, visit inda.org/awards/IDEA-Achievement-Award.html.

3M, St. Paul, Minn., has added pressure-sensitive, water-resistant 3M™ Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Liner — 3M 4077 — to its range of adhesives for medical devices.

Yarn Expo Autumn 2018 organizers Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and the Sub-Council of Textile Industry report they have moved the event by one month to run concurrent with ITMA Asia + CITME. The new Yarn Expo show dates are October 15-17, 2018, at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.

Williamston, S.C.-based Chomarat North America — a plant that specializes in advanced composites reinforcements and is a division of France-based Chomarat — has been awarded AS 9100 certification for aerospace quality management systems.

July/August 2018