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Peter Wallace receives TAPPI's 2011 Herman Joachim Distinguished Service Award
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Peter Wallace will receive the 2011 TAPPI Herman L. Joachim Distinguished Service Award, established in 1994. It recognizes an individual for voluntary leadership and service that has significantly and demonstrably contributed to the advancement of TAPPI. This award carries a generous cash honorarium. Wallace is Business Director of Industrial Specialties with ARCLIN. More



Kimberly-Clark executives won't comment on the fate of jeans diapers
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In a conference call announcing its fourth quarter and full year results, Kimberly-Clark's top brass refused to comment on whether or not the highly successful Huggies Jeans style diapers would be making a reappearance on store shelves anytime soon. K-C launched the limited edition "jeans" diapers last year in an effort to draw more attention to its Huggies Little Movers diapers. "Fashion is certainly an area in personal care where we are trying to drive growth," CEO Thomas Falk told investors. "The jeans diaper was key in bringing an element of fashion to diapers, which mothers love."  Falk described the jeans diaper innovation as a bright spot in a bleak year for the diaper market, particularly in North America, where consumers were trading down to lower priced diapers like private label products and Procter & Gamble's Luvs value brand. More

Companhia Providencia invests $60 million in Statesville, NC
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Companhia Providencia will invest an additional $60 million and add 28 jobs to its $70 million Statesville, N.C., plant, boosting total employment to 81. Salaries will vary by job function, but the average annual wage for the new jobs will be $33,500 not including benefits. The Brazilian textile manufacturer began production of nonwoven materials this month at the facility. Uses include disposable hygiene goods and medical gowns. More

Johns Manville introduces EQ line of air handling products
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Johns Manville (JM), a Berkshire Hathaway company and global building products manufacturer, recently announced the launch of an entirely new line of fiber glass air handling products: JM EQ. The industry's most comprehensive line of air handling products, JM EQ (Environmental Quality) products contain a Formaldehyde-free™ resin for improved indoor air quality, deliver outstanding noise attenuation and thermal efficiency performance and integrate EPA-registered anti-microbial agents that protect them against mold development. More



Hohenstein: Scientists say skin unaffected by antibacterial clothing
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In recent years, antimicrobial textiles have become enormously important, whether in the field of technical textiles for preventing infection, medical/therapeutic clothing to help in the treatment of atopic dermatitis or anti-odor treatments for sportswear and clothes for outdoor activities. Most of the antimicrobial garments in the market at present contain silver. Scientists at the Hohenstein Institute say that even though silver has a very good image and has been used for decades with no problem in other areas such as for treating drinking water, purchasers of antibacterial clothing have been confused by, in some cases, highly controversial debate and reporting in the media. More

Nonwovens report highlights takeovers
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Findings from a report by John R. Starr Inc, a management consulting firm specializing in nonwoven products, indicate that global acquisitions and joint ventures, as well as the boom in mono- and bi-component filament extrusion, represent the most significant changes in nonwoven technologies since 2009. More

DryMax continues to be a win for Procter
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Procter & Gamble executives are crediting advances in its Pampers Dry Max diapers with part of its success during the first half of fiscal 2011. Currently available in more than 50 countries, DryMax is one of the premium-tier innovations that P&G has come to rely on to meet its customers needs and expand its business around the globe. "We have proven that when you innovate at the high end of the market, it pays off," said Bob MacDonald, chairman of the board and CEO. More

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Tatham introduces TS system
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United Kingdom-based Tatham Ltd. - a global supplier of drive and control equipment for woolen and nonwovens processing - recently launched the TS System, a variable machinery drive system that reduces energy consumption by up to 50 percent. According to Tatham, the system eliminates current spikes that occur during acceleration and torque surges, which decreases the wear on mechanical system components as well as stress on the complete drive mechanical transmission line. More

Wacker to raise prices for dispersions and polyvinylalcohol solutions
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Wacker Polymers is to raise its prices in Europe for VINNAPAS and VINNOL vinylacetate and acrylate based dispersions, as well as for VINNACOAT and POLYVIOL polyvinylalcohol solutions. Effective Feb. 15, prices for vinylacetate and acrylate based dispersions will be increased by up to eight percent for polyvinylalcohol solutions, or as customer contracts allow. This measure has been necessitated by the continued increase in raw-material, energy and logistics costs. The price adjustments will enable Wacker Polymers to continue providing excellent quality and comprehensive technical service and to boost the development of innovative product and process technologies for the benefit of customers. More
 

 
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