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2011 state of the industry
Specialty Fabrics Review    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The 2009 economy reset the size, shape and growth of the specialty fabrics industry throughout all market segments. The result: fewer significant suppliers and end product manufacturers today. The ones that are left have developed a more focused market approach and continue to do more with fewer resources. More



The dandy disposable diaper market
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The good news for the many nonwovens manufacturers doing business in the diaper market is that this business is fairly recession proof; the better news is that diapers are the one area of the tissue and hygiene market where consumers are willing to spend more to make a splash. And, diaper manufacturers worked hard to capitalize on parents' willingness to spend money on their babies in 2010. More

From diapers to 'Depends': Marketers discreetly retool for aging boomers
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When baby boomers call ADT Security Services Inc. with questions about medical-alert alarms, they get operators specially trained to be sensitive to their needs. Top of the list: Don't remind them that they've aged. "Boomers are used to being independent, and they get agitated if you're talking too slowly," says Barry Primm, an ADT home-health team manager who trains new operators to speak quickly and get to the point with these callers. "They just want to get it done, fast and business-like." More

Textiles 2011: Another upbeat year
Textile World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Don't sell the U.S. domestic textile and apparel industries short. To be sure, there are those who continue to peddle the old gloom-and-doom talk. And clearly, there are still a lot of problems and question marks that could alter the outlook. Nevertheless, if all goes well, odds are 2011 performance won't be all that much different from last year and perhaps will show further small gains. 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

Providencia USA inaugurates nonwovens facility, announces expansion
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Providência USA Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Brazil-based nonwovens manufacturer Companhia Providência Indústria e Comércio, recently celebrated the opening of its $80 million manufacturing facility in Statesville, N.C., and announced that it would invest an additional $60 million on a facility expansion, with construction expected to begin this month. The current and planned investments combined represent the largest manufacturing investment announced in Statesville in nearly a quarter century. More

Ziegler expands in Hungary
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J.H. Ziegler has begun the second construction phase of a new plant in Babolna, Hungary. Representing an investment of nearly $9.5 million, the new production building and the most modern, largest and most versatile production systems for nonwovens will commence production in the third quarter of 2011 and is equipped to manufacture almost the entire range of the company's products. More

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Geotextiles: The concrete alternative
Textile World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Geotextiles were one of the first textile products in human history. Excavations of ancient Egyptian sites show the use of mats made of grass and linen. Geotextiles are ideal materials for infrastructural works such as roads, harbors and many others. They have a bright future, thanks to their multifunctional characteristics. Geotextiles today are highly developed products that must comply with numerous standards. More

Ahlstrom Q4 sales up 14.5 percent
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Ahlstrom net sales rose by 14.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010 to $653.6 million, from $571 million achieved in the same period last year. This increase has been attributed to the rise in prices for its filtration materials, wipes and specialty papers, intended to compensate for the increased costs of raw materials particularly chemicals, energy and specialty pulp. More
 

 
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