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Wipes market watch spring 2012
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In late 2011, Finland-based Suominen bought fellow spunlace producer Ahlstrom, making it the world's largest provider of wipes substrate material in the world. The move was reportedly in line with Ahlstrom's strategy of focusing on more technical markets. More



Emerging markets: Ripe for baby wipes
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Emerging markets represent four out of the top six markets in the world for diapers, by value, but none of the top six markets for baby wipes, according to the latest retail data. It is a telling disparity that exposes the fundamental weakness of baby wipes outside the world's richest nations. More

Conductive Composites commercializes nickel-coated nonwovens
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Conductive Composites Co. on April 11 announced the development and commercialization of nickel chemical capor deposition-coated nonwovens, with a manufacturing line expansion that doubles production capabilities. This new product is said to bring several advantages to the marketplace. More

US disposable medical supplies market
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U.S. demand for disposable medical supplies is forecast to increase 4.3 percent annually to $46.7 billion in 2016. An expanding volume of patient care activity spurred by aging demographic patterns, a rising incidence of diseases and disorders, and the extension of health insurance coverage by the Affordable Care Act of 2010 will promote growth. 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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NET Division to co-locate 2013 NETInc Conference with PaperCon in Atlanta
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The Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division (NET) of TAPPI will co-locate its annual Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc) next year with PaperCon 2013, April 28 – May 1, 2013 in Atlanta. The NETInc technical conference is a unique event developed by engineers and technologists to cover the latest market and technical developments and innovations in the global nonwovens industry. More

PGI to implement new internal 'framework' for future growth
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Polymer Group, Inc., Charlotte, N.C., will begin implementing a new internal operating framework - realigning and repositioning its organization to consolidate the benefits of its global footprint, align resources and capabilities with future growth opportunities and provide for a more efficient structure to serve existing markets. More

Novel method produces innovative carbon fiber from polyethylene
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Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a novel process to convert polyethylene into valuable carbon fiber. Amit Naskar at ORNL's Materials Science and Technology Division led the team. The team devised a method to modify the final carbon fiber produced as required for specific applications. More



Kraft cuts packaging by 45 million pounds: Salad dressing's just the start
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The outcry over single-use plastic bags has led to more and more communities banning their use. But take a moment and think about how much single-use packaging encases our food, from yogurt containers to meat wrapped in saran on a styrofoam base. In a report entitled Creating a More Delicious World, Kraft Foods says that it has reduced the amount of plastic through its "innovative YES pack" for salad dressings. The company also claims that it has increased sustainable sourcing by 36 percent, decreased travel operations by 12.5 million miles and cut packaging by a total of 45 million pounds. More

Research team uses nanoparticles to make paper waterproof and magnetic
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Researchers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa, led by Roberto Cingolani, have devised a means for connecting cellulose fibers in ordinary paper with nanoparticles resulting in new desired properties, such as paper that is waterproof and magnetic, florescent or averse to bacteria. The team has published a paper describing their process in the Journal of Materials Chemistry. More

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