P&G breaks ground in Indonesia
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Procter and Gamble has kicked off construction on its factory in Karawang, West Java, its first in Indonesia, with an anticipated investment of $100 million - for the production of baby diapers. "Indonesia is an important market for the baby-care industry," says Mohamed Ismael, president and director, P&G Indonesia. He spoke during the laying of the cornerstone foundation on the Indonesian factory at the ground-breaking ceremony. Construction on the factory located will take two years to complete before it can start full operations, the company says. More
TAPPI NET Division awards first annual Innovation in Nonwovens Award
The TAPPI NET Division will present the first annual Innovation in Nonwovens Award, during the Keynote Session at the 2011 NETInc Conference, to Dr. Anthony Atala from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for their work using nonwoven scaffolds for regenerative medicine. Dr. Atala will then discuss his work and provide his view of the future of nonwovens in the medical arena.
Anthony Atala, M.D., is Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of Urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in North Carolina. His team engineered the first lab-grown organ to be implanted into a human - a bladder - and is developing experimental fabrication technology to "print" human tissue on demand.
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Wrap up versatility
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Diamond Wipes Intl., Inc. is the original manufacturer of hot and cold disposable wet wipes in the U.S., the company says. Founded in 1994, the company now occupies a state-of-the art 130,000 sq-ft facility in Chino, Calif., that produces more than one million towelettes per day. "We were producing hot wipes in Taiwan, and when we came to the U.S. in 1994, no one was making these products," says president Eve Yen. "We started with one machine, and now we have more than 40 machines." More
Oerlikon Neumag sells carding business
Oerlikon Neumag has sold its carding business to the Zhengzhou Hi-Tech Nonwoven Technology Co, a subsidiary of China Hi-Tech. This transaction is expected to close in the third quarter 2011 and will take retroactive effect from April 1. The sales price is undisclosed. More
New global market leader in Finland within nonwoven roll goods for wipes
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Suominen Corporation signed an agreement on Aug. 4 with Ahlstrom Corporation to buy its home and personal wipes fabrics business area. By the acquisition Suominen will grow significantly and will become a global market leader within nonwoven roll goods for wipes. More
New disposable stethoscope covers could become as common as gloves in health care facilities
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Ever wonder why doctors and nurses wear fresh gloves while examining you, and yet use the same stethoscope from one patient to the other and keep it hanging on their necks, potentially putting themselves and their patients at risk of catching infections? This could change very soon. Health care workers now have a disposable stethoscope cover marketed by TechnologyPark.com, a new and simple sleeve-like device to protect themselves and their patients from infections spread by drug-resistant MRSA and other disease-causing microbes. More
Push for patents
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After setting a university record for its number of U.S. patents and license agreements in 2010, Auburn Research is still focused on growth and expansion as its core strategic priority and strength. The University earned 25 patents through 2010. A recent project and idea Auburn research has patented is a layered bullet-resistant material made of a nonwoven textile. More
SCA CEO discusses first half sales and investments
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On Thursday, July 21, Jan Johansson, chief executive officer for SCA, disclosed the Swedish company's 2011 Interim Report. SCA's net sales for the second quarter rose 5 percent and operating profit rose 2 percent, compared with the first quarter of 2011. In light of the recovery of the global economy, Johansson attributed the earnings improvement to higher volumes and prices. More
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