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The changing face of consumers
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Speaking at the most recent Vision Consumer Products conference in New Orleans, Dan Butler of the National Retail Federation shared some general observations on the global retail market. The biggest change in retail, he said, is how fast the rate of change is. Today's retailers are changing the way they gauge consumer satisfaction or purchasing patterns. At the same time, consumers are becoming more frugal, driven not only by economic concerns but also by a need to reduce their environmental footprint. More




National Nonwovens introduces Ultra-ProTechtor fire-blocker
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National Nonwovens announces the introduction of Ultra-ProTechtor, the first fire-blocker for all aircraft seating dress covers. Ultra-ProTechtor is a nonwoven lightweight flame barrier utilizing Ultem polymer and newly-developed Ultem fibers by Sabic Innovative Plastics. More

Fibertex Nonwovens raises prices
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Fibertex Nonwovens is increasing prices in response to higher raw materials. The 10 percent price levy on polypropylene-based products is effective April 1. More

Eagle Nonwovens orders new needlepuncher
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U.S.-based Eagle Nonwovens says that it has ordered its third 6 meter-wide Dilo Group needlepunch line, which will be delivered in early July 2012. The newest line is similar to Eagle's existing lines, but with some additional features that could provide opportunities for expansion into new markets in liquid filter media. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use

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Continued growth at Optima
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The filling and packaging equipment built by Optima has continued its growth trend. The year 2011 topped all others with a consolidated turnover, reaching EUR 220 million (US $289 million). On Dec. 31, 2011, 1500 people worldwide were employed by Optima; approximately 200 more than in the previous year. More

Avgol in talks on merger with Blackstone's Polymer Group
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Avgol Industries and private equity fund Blackstone are in preliminary talks that could merge the Israeli company with U.S.-based Polymer Group Inc., Avgol says. Avgol makes nonwoven fabrics for disposable diapers and feminine hygiene products. A tie-up would create a powerful company in North America and combine Polymer's strong presence in Latin America with Avgol's solid position in Russia and China. More

Russian wipes maker chooses Lenzing
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Russian wipes maker Avagard has chosen Lenzing Viscose fibers in its latest baby care product. The Pamperino baby care wet wipes range aims to meet the needs of both babies and their parents. More




Freudenberg invests in new spunlaid production line in Taiwan
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Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb is investing in a new production line for PET spunlaid nonwovens. Construction will start in 2013. The new production line for spunlaid nonwovens in Tayuan will mainly serve the markets for carpet tiles, automotive interiors, filters and construction. With the new investment, the Freudenberg Group is confirming its strong commitment to its global spunlaid business and reinforcing its position as market leader on the Asian market. More

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