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The future of superabsorbents in food packaging: Nonwovens powders or fibers?
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The beginning of the "nonwovens age" in food packaging is often defined as the year 2000, when both Stockhausen (with powders) and Technical Absorbents (with fibers) obtained U.S. FDA approval for their food grade superabsorbents. Although there were nonwovens used in food packaging before 2000, and there were and still are nonwovens without superabsorbents used in food packaging, both market size and potential grew exponentially from that date. In 2001, there were little or no superabsorbents or nonwovens used in food packaging; today more than one million pounds of superabsorbents are used in over 20,000 metric tons of nonwovens in food packaging! And, much of this is in North America and Western Europe. Huge untapped potential markets exist in Asia and other emerging market regions. More



Nonwoven filter media: Technologies and global markets
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The global market for nonwoven filter media is projected to experience a 7 percent compound annual growth rate over the next five years, increasing from a value of $2.5 billion in 2010 to $3.5 billion in 2015. The largest market, the Asia-Pacific region, is forecast to grow at the most rapid compound annual growth rate, approximately 9.5 percent by 2015. From an estimated value of $923 million in 2010 (a 37 percent market share), regional sales will reach nearly $1.5 billion by 2015. More

Energy savings focus and new Monforts 8000 stenter
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Leading dyeing and finishing machinery manufacturer A. Monforts Textilmaschinen showcased its latest products for dyeing, finishing and sanforizing at ITMA 2011 in Barcelonam Spain, with special emphasis on energy saving solutions and environmental protection. More

Ag at large: Unwoven cotton finds new uses
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Most cotton growers lose track of their product once it leaves the farm. But researchers don't, and that is leading to new markets for cotton fabrics that are not woven. "If the fabrics are made from cotton, and they aren't woven, how strong can they be, and how are they held together?" you might ask. And further, "Who needs them?" More



BASF reveals global SAP trends at since 2011
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One of the highlights of the 14th Shanghai International Nonwovens Exhibition's educational sessions was chemical company BASF's presentation titled "Global Trends and Market Developments for Superabsorbents." Tina Valerius, global marketing manager - hygiene business, BASF East Asia, discussed the company's views on the latest SAP and nonwovens product trends. She said the global SAP market in 2010 was 1600 kilotons, with a current growth rate of 5 percent. More

Deflexion offers unique technology for active sports clothing
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Deflexion technology from Dow Corning, a patent-pending silicone-based flexible protective textile, presented as a keynote case study at the Techtextil India Conference in Mumbai, on Oct. 11-12. Designed to offer a platform to companies looking to become involved or to increase their involvement in technical textile markets, the conference highlighted 12 different applications of technical textiles, nonwovens and technical applications. More

Karl Mayer Malimo to transfer nonwovens technology to Christian Pinkert
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Karl Mayer Malimo - the technical textiles business unit of Germany-based Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH - has announced that as of Jan. 1, 2012, its machine technology for producing stitch-bonded nonwovens will be transferred to Christian Pinkert Textilmaschinen, a 19-year-old family-run company that manufactures special machinery for niche markets in the textile industry. More

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Incredibly smart textiles
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Harry Potter's invisibility cloak may be fiction, but it could be a reality in the not-too-distant future. That may be a matter of physics, but perhaps a smart textile will help it along. Who would have thought a decade ago that fabrics could be made to congeal a bleeding wound, monitor and transmit bioactivity, become a personal area network, administer medications or create their own heat? These are all part of the here and now, thanks to advances in interactive textiles, or "smart fabrics." More

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