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Size and potential for the baby diaper market in the world today
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Carlos Richer writes, "In this short report I am presenting my personal estimations on the size of the disposable baby diaper market for the top 100 countries of the world, listed in descending order in terms of the diapers currently sold in each country." More



University of Fukui, Kuraray jointly develop nonwoven fabric that selectively absorbs metal ions
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The University of Fukui and Kuraray Co. Ltd have applied advanced fiber-processing technology - specifically, electron beam-induced graft polymerization - to successfully develop a special nonwoven fabric that selectively absorbs and separates metal ions. More

2012 Renewable Chemicals Live part of Leadership Week
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Co-produced with Biofuels Digest, Renewable Chemicals Live features the top leadership in renewable chemicals, plastics and bio-based materials. Featuring C-level presentations on finance, scale-up, R&D, policy and global trends. This year, Renewable Chemicals Live has been co-located with The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference. More

Johns Manville expands glass fiber production at Slovakia plant
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Johns Manville has announced an investment of more than $66 million to expand glass fiber production at its facility in Slovakia. JM says the investment involves replacing and expanding a furnace at its Trnava, Slovakia, plant, which is expected to be operational by the end of September 2012. Products from this manufacturing process are used to reinforce both thermoset and thermoplastic polymers, in addition to supplying internal demand. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use

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Simple scrubs become active barrier protection
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The use of Vestex fluid barrier / antimicrobial impregnated scrubs combined with good hand hygiene reduces the burden of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus on a new class of health care worker apparel and may play a role in decreasing the risk of MRSA transmission to patients, according to a new study from Virginia Commonwealth University researchers. More

KNH expected to see double-digit growth in sales of nonwoven cloth in 2012
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Kang Na Hsing Enterprise Co., Taiwan's leading nonwoven cloth manufacturer, is planning to explore the market in southwestern China this year and expects a double-digit growth in revenues for the year. In addition to the production of nonwoven cloth, the company also fabricates sanitary napkins, baby diapers, and paper towels. Today sanitary napkins account for 40 percent of KNH's total output, while paper towels and nonwoven cloth command 30 percent and 20 percent, respectively. More

ASSOCHAM study: Gujarat is emerging as technical textiles hub
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Contributing over 25 percent at Rs 20,000 crore, Gujarat is quickly emerging hub for the technical textiles sector, says the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. The industry body released a study on the textile sector titled 'Textile Industry in India – Current Status and the Way Forward.' More



National Nonwovens expands needlepunch production capacity
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National Nonwovens, Easthampton, Mass. - a manufacturer of needlepunched nonwovens for aerospace, ballistics, craft, home furnishing, filtration and medical applications - has expanded its fiber-processing capacity with the installation of a 2.4-meter airlaid needlepunch nonwoven line that is located in a clean-room environment and primarily will produce medical products including advanced wound care, medical devices and patient-care products. According to the company, the line features the latest electronics to provide temperature, humidity, dusting and contamination control. More

The paradox of diapers: People with limited mobility
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Carlos Richer writes, "For decades we have been reading technical papers about incontinence and how this has been classified by its particular kind as stress, urge, overflow, bowel, etc.I do not want to talk about each kind of incontinence, other people have talked about this long enough; instead I want to reclassify incontinence using another perspective." More



Now available from TAPPI Press
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Introduction to Nonwovens Technology
By Subhash k. Batra, Ph.D. and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.

The processing of nonwovens depends on a range of technologies, some adapted from the textile and paper industries, others developed uniquely for nonwovens production. The present volume provides a systematic step-by-step explanation of virtually all processes that integrate relevant raw materials into finished nonwovens for different end uses. In comprehensive terms, the book explains the connection between the structure of nonwovens and the specialized, as well as still evolving, technologies used to produce them - from simple roll goods to nanoscale webs and fiberwebs. For more details visit www.tappi.org/12INT.

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