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Changes in medical barrier nonwovens
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Medical barrier nonwovens (SMS, spunlace, wetlaid and films for nonwoven laminates) are primarily used in disposable surgical gowns, drapes and sterile tray wrap markets. The job of these end-use products is to prevent the potential of blood- and alcohol-borne pathogens from coming in contact with the surgical staff and to reduce small particle contamination of the surgical site from the surgical staff and environment. To meet these high-performance expectations of small particle, blood and alcohol repellency, the fabrics and end-use medical products must meet stringent tests by AAMI and European standards. In addition, they need to do this at an affordable cost. The end product cost is most influenced by the fabric cost and the converting labor cost. More



Sappi to convert Minnesota pulp mill for chemical cellulose production
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South Africa-based Sappi Ltd. - a wood pulp and paper producer with operations in South Africa, the United States and Europe; a joint venture in China; and sales offices worldwide - is investing $170 million to convert its Sappi Fine Paper North America kraft pulp mill in Cloquet, Minn., for production of chemical cellulose that will be processed into rayon for textile applications such as fabrics and disposable nonwoven products. Construction is set to begin this month, and completion is anticipated in May 2013. Once converted, the mill is expected to produce 330,000 metric tons of chemical cellulose annually. More

Sandler targets vacuum cleaner bag market
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Nonwovens producer Sandler is supplying nonwovens to the vacuum cleaner bag market. Bags using synthetic filter media offer a number of advantages, according to the German company, including higher suction power and better tear and moisture resistance the traditional paper bags. More

Sustainable Water ReUse Using MBR/RO

Learn how you can enhance on-site wastewater treatment while reducing energy and effluent discharges this month at PaperCon in New Orleans. Layne’s Pulp & Paper Applications Engineer, Vetri Dhagumudi to present on April 23, 2012 or visit us at Booth #808.
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Nice-Pak: World's largest wet wipes producer
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After pioneering more than 50 years in the growing wet wipes category, Nice-Pak has focused on innovation throughout the entire wipes supply chain. Currently, one of the world's leading wet wipes producers with more than 125 billion wipes produced each year, Nice-Pak has expertise in baby, health care, food service and consumer retail wipes. The company is based in Orangeburg, N.Y., but has state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S., the U.K. and Germany, and plans to expand into the Asia-Pacific region. The company has evolved and grown by meeting consumer and retailer needs. More

National Spinning acquires Carolina Nonwovens
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National Spinning Company announced its acquisition of Carolina Nonwovens Corporation. Carolina Nonwovens is a producer of airlaid and thermobonded products used in a wide variety of applications including bedding, insulation, automotive, geotextiles, furniture and foam replacement. Founded in 2006, the Lincolnton, N.C.-based company processes natural, synthetic and recycled fibers into fabrics with thicknesses from 5 to 250 millimeters. More



Conductive Composites announces commercialization of CVD Coated conductive nonwovens
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Conductive Composites Company is pleased to announce the development and commercialization of nickel Chemical Vapor Deposition coated nonwovens, with a manufacturing line expansion that doubles production capabilities. More

Kimberly-Clark senior executive Jan Spencer announces retirement
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Kimberly-Clark announced that Jan Spencer, senior vice president, continuous improvement, sourcing and sustainability, will retire after a 34-year career with Kimberly-Clark. Spencer's retirement is effective, July 1, 2012. Spencer leaves Kimberly-Clark following a long, distinguished career that saw him serve in a number of senior leadership positions. Most recently, Spencer spearheaded Kimberly-Clark's continuous improvement efforts, which resulted in a number of process enhancements that helped drive improved results in both quality and productivity. More

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