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Pampers: P&G's No. 1 growth brand
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P&G is expanding into Africa from the bottoms up. About 35 million babies are born in the continent each year - eight times the number in the U.S. - an astounding birthrate creating a rich, untapped market for Pampers diapers, P&G's top-selling brand. "Pampers is a foundational product," says Werner Geissler, P&G's vice chair of global operations. More



Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces price increase
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Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces that it will increase the price of certain products within its portfolio most impacted by rapidly escalating costs of raw materials derived from oil. In 24 months, market costs have almost tripled for high grade polypropylene polymer, which comprises the nonwoven materials used in many of Kimberly-Clark Health Care's single-use products. The cost of butadiene and acrylonitrile, the main raw materials used to produce nitrile synthetic gloves, have experienced similar cost increases during the same timefram More

Salteks & Salvin adds cotton capabilities
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Salteks & Salvin is investing in a new facility for cotton fiber preparation and processing for its spunlace hygienic and medical nonwovens in Corlu, Turkey. The company uses a technology for processing cotton fiber for spunlace production to provide benefits of lower raw material costs, improved fiber properties and more environmentally friendly processing. More

With big growth in use, reusable bags may not have the environmental benefit once thought
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At Tony Fisher's Big Green Earth Store on South Street in Philadelphia, most customers - he guesses 95 percent - bring their own bags. And still, his committed greenies buy more. How many? He shrugs. In a year, "thousands." Along with the reusable water bottle and the swirly compact fluorescent lightbulb, the reusable bag has become an emblem of the environmental movement. More



Hanes replaces costly cotton
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In the backdrop of an upswing in global cotton prices, apparel giants are seeking alternative ways to combat the soaring raw materials cost. Hanesbrands Inc. has inked a deal with the Portland, Ore.-based Naturally Advanced Technologies to supply Hanes with a proprietary fiber that could substitute cotton, namely Crailar. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Yarns made from Crailar fibers can be used in knit, woven or nonwoven fabrics or blended with other natural fibers to make apparels similar to those marketed by Hanesbrands. More

The Chinese way to economy and ecology
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For quite a long time, China has been accused of being one of the biggest polluters of the earth. Even so, many Western countries haven't cared enough about the environment. However, the situation in China is critical; the country is still one of the top polluters in the world, and it ranks first in the production of carbon emissions. But attitudes have changed among the leaders in China. They've recognized that taking care of the environment and the natural resources is first of all necessary for survival: The drinking water supply is diminishing, the air is polluted, and energy costs are soaring. More

Cosmetic bag, case selections highlight design diversity
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China suppliers of cosmetic bags and cases are utilizing various materials to create an array of styles for different budgets. In the low end, PVC and mesh are utilized for a clear or translucent look. This allows users to spot a lipstick or brush quickly. Models that employ cotton, polyester and nylon are easy to decorate with prints and embroidery. Fabrics may also be combined with PU leather for upscale releases. A few designs simulate evening clutches. More

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New publication for sustainable nonwovens
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MCL Global, the publisher of the industry leading Ecotextile News magazine, is to launch a new website and magazine to provide authoritative and exclusive news and analysis on sustainability issues in the nonwovens industry. Sustainable Nonwovens, edited by industry veteran Adrian Wilson, will launch initially as a daily news website and weekly e-newsletter and will then be supplemented from March 2012 with a quarterly magazine. More

DuPont profits, outlook bright
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DuPont reported an increase in profit to $1.43 billion or $1.52 per share in the first quarter of 2011 from $1.13 billion or $1.24 per share in the same quarter of 2010. The profit exceeded the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 15 cents per share. The improvement in profit was attributable to higher sales in the developing markets and strong volumes, especially in Safety & Protection, Agriculture & Nutrition and Electronics & Communications segments. Sales grew 22 percent to $1.0 billion, with a 14 percent rise in volumes and a 7 percent increase from a portfolio change. The rise in sales was attributable to higher demand for aramid and nonwoven products in the industrial markets across all regions. More
 

 
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