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Inflation hits diaper market
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Huggies maker Kimberly-Clark said it is hiking average selling prices by 3 percent to 7 percent in the U.S. and Canada on its Huggies diapers and baby wipes, Pull-Ups training pants and GoodNites youth pants. The price increase goes into effect June 19. A concurrent price increase of 7 percent will be applied to the company's Cottenelle and Scott 1000 bathroom tissue sold in the U.S. All together, the price increases cover products that accounted for 20 percent of Kimberly-Clark's nearly $20 billion in sales last year. More



Lubbock Chamber recognizes businesses for innovation, superior business practices
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Two Lubbock businesses will be recognized for technological innovation and superior business practices at the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce's inaugural Lubbock Innovators Award Luncheon on April 7. Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar, Associate Professor with the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University will receive the Innovation in Technology Award for his invention of Fibertect®, a nonwoven fabric made of cotton and carbon that soaks up fifteen times its' weight in oil and can hold toxic vapors. More

The spunlace situation: Not too shabby
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The spunmelt market has been in the headlines a lot as of late with major capacity installations going in around the world, reportedly to meet the need for a lighter weight, more sophisticated product in the hygiene market. While this unprecedented growth will undoubtedly mean good times for equipment and raw material suppliers in spunmelt, those doing business in spunlace have plenty of reasons to smile too. More

$10.3 billion cleanroom market in 2011
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Revenues for suppliers of cleanroom hardware and consumables will exceed $10.3 billion in 2011. This is the latest forecast in the McIlvaine continuously updated Clean-room World Markets report. The hardware revenues will be smaller than the consumables. Consumables revenues are steadily increasing, but hardware revenues follow the same peaks and valleys as do semiconductor, flat panel and medical device equipment revenues. The pharmaceutical industry is the one major hardware purchaser, which steadily increases purchases. Gloves are the single biggest consumable purchase. Wipes are the second. More



Asahi Kasei to make spunbond in Thailand
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Asahi Kasei Fibers will establish a subsidiary in Thailand for the manufacture and sale of spunbond nonwovens. The investment will enable Asahi Kasei Fibers to significantly expand its business in the Asian hygiene market, which is expected to grow significantly in coming years. The new 20,000 ton per year spunbond plant is scheduled to begin production in September 2012. More

Johns Manville adds additional Microfiber capacity
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"The current schedule is for capacity to be running in April with supply available to our customers soon thereafter. For over 150 years, JM has been committed to meeting the needs of our valued customers," noted J.P. Blanchard, Global Manager of the Filtration and Specialty Nonwovens Business. "We invested in bringing the additional capacity online in order to better serve our customers' needs as well as the growing demand in the market for our world-class products." More

Architectural textiles: Economical and ecological roofing
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More and more, producers of standard textiles are looking for alternatives. Technical textiles, including industrial fabrics, are virtually the key to any new application. One of the most interesting end-uses is fabrics for building - so-called roofing membranes installed instead of gravel, bitumen sheets or concrete. However, the key to success lies not in the production of the membrane, but in communication about its advantages. More

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Researchers develop new method for creating nanofibers
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Carbon nanofibers hold promise for technologies ranging from medical imaging devices to precise scientific measurement tools, but the time and expense associated with uniformly creating nanofibers of the correct size has been an obstacle - until now. A new study from North Carolina State University demonstrates an improved method for creating carbon nanofibers of specific sizes, as well as explaining the science behind the method. More

North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015
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The North America Nonwovens Industry Outlook 2010-2015 has recently been published by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. The comprehensive report is the result of extensive interviews combined with market and production information provided by suppliers and converters, and covers various aspects of nonwovens production and consumption in North America. According to INDA the report is a unique forecasting and strategic planning tool for companies. More

Trevira introduces Ingeo™ PLA fibers for nonwovens
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Trevira GmbH - a Germany-based manufacturer of polyester fibers and filament yarns for apparel, home textiles, automotive, hygiene and technical applications - has introduced fibers made from Ingeo™ polylactide biopolymer for nonwoven applications. PLA biopolymers are made from renewable plant compounds and offer a biodegradable alternative to petrochemical-based fibers. More
 

 
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