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Nonwovens in Asia: Big dimensions, big potential
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Population figures in Asia are increasing all the time, and are being accompanied in many countries by enormous growth in the nonwovens markets. Here, Groz-Beckert, a company with 1500 different product types, explains how suppliers of mechanically bonded nonwovens can share in the success of nonwovens in Asia. Asia is the world's biggest continent, comprising 45 countries and extending from the equator to the Arctic Circle. It covers an area of more than 44.5 million square meters - that is, around one third of the worldwide land mass. Alongside many poorer countries it also contains some of the wealthiest lands in the world. The continent's population numbers roughly four billion – equivalent to around 60 percent of all the people in the world. More

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NanoHorizons announces issuance of US patent for wash-durable antimicrobial textiles and fibers
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NanoHorizons Inc., a technology company focused on the development of nanoscale antimicrobial additives for healthcare, textile, and industrial applications, has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued U.S. Patent 8,183,167 B1 covering an antimicrobial and antifungal textile substrate with exceptional wash durability and efficacy. Based on proprietary manufacturing using nanoparticles such as silver, this patented technology is applicable to fabric and fiber products across a broad spectrum of industries where long-lasting, high-performance antimicrobial protection is required. More

A diamond in the rough
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Diamond Wipes got its start in 1994 when Taiwanese immigrant Eve Yen wanted to bring the hot towel concept that was so big in her native country to the U.S. Deciding that the disposable concept worked best in this product area, Yen invested in a disposable wipes production line and started selling to hospitality markets such as hotels, airlines and restaurants. More

Freudenberg North America companies target zero manufacturing waste in push to improve sustainability
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In an ambitious drive to reach zero manufacturing waste in its North American facilities, Freudenberg North America's 16 companies will increasingly pursue industrial processes that focus on recycled product content, plant recycling, lower water and energy consumption and increased use of sustainable materials over the next decade. More


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Drypers expands into baby toiletries
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SCA is extending its Drypers baby diaper brand into a full range of baby toiletries. Ths "Complete Care" range of baby care products is intended to differentiate Drypers from its competitors and create a stronger connection to customers. The company is starting this transition in Southeast Asia where all three of its major subrands - Drypers Wee Wee Dry, Drypers Soft and Drypers DryPantz - are being relaunched with new product features, differentiated diaper designs and revitalized packaging to engage customers. More

Lab garment recycling program
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Disposable garments used in cleanrooms and laboratories prevent contamination of products and people, but not necessarily contamination of air, water and land. A pilot program by Kimberly-Clark Professional, Dallas, and partner TerraCycle Inc., Trenton, N.J., collected more than 7,000 pounds of garment and nonwoven waste, including coveralls, hoods, boot covers, hair nets and masks. More

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Paper, plastic or cloth: Which bag is best for the environment?
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Which is the most earth-friendly: paper bags, plastic bags or cloth bags? The answer to the question depends upon whether or not you really believe in science, because as they say in certain environmental activist circles, the "science is settled"! Here's the summary description of the bag found to be the best for the environment, which is defined as being the bag with the least negative impact upon the environment, as found in a very recent and thorough study on the topic. More

A US $1 billion opportunity for technical textiles in health care, highlights IKS Report
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IndiaMART Knowledge Services launches industry report on 'Apparel & Fashion Industry' for SMEs. Highlights current trends in the sector and brings forth SMEs view on the present market scenario and growth foreseen. Analyses role of internet in building growth opportunities for SMEs in the sector. The health care sector currently stands at $40 billion and is estimated to reach a size of $142 billion by 2020. More

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