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Industrial nonwovens
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Industrial nonwovens are versatile. While wipes have typically been the central focus of the market - and are still a major part of the story - there are other products that have recently come on strong. And the case can be made that the industrial sector of the nonwovens industry is as diverse and healthy as it's ever been. More



New Toyota hybrid uses more bio-based PET
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Toyota Motor Corp. is using a bio-based PET in 80 percent of the total interior surface of its new Sai gasoline-electric hybrid, increasing its use of materials from renewable sources. The bulk of the sugar cane-based "Ecological Plastic" is in nonwoven carpet and seat fabric, but the Toyota City-based Japanese carmaker said in an Oct. 11 news release that it is an important part of its development of alternative materials. More

Power supply for smart garments
Energy Harvesting Journal    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Scientists in the U.S. have taken the first steps towards designing a flexible and lightweight fabric that can act as a power supply for smart garments. Electronic textiles, or 'smart' textiles, are fabrics that have built-in functions such as sensing, data storage and communication. But as with all electronics, they require a power source. Conventional batteries are too bulky to wear, so a power source that can be combined and integrated into the garment is highly desirable. More

Control Tension the Easy Way

With its easy-to-navigate graphic user interface, the SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller will have your machine operators maintaining the right tension for your web process in no time.
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Nonwoven discs offer faster cutting, longer life
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The Norton SG Blaze Rapid Strip from Saint-Gobain Abrasives is a nonwoven, depressed-center stripping and light-stock-removal disc designed for faster cutting and longer life. The disc combines the company's SG ceramic alumina grain with an open mesh structure that enables aggressive cutting on metal surfaces as well as the elimination of loading on sticky coatings, adhesives and soft metals. It also will not snag or shed when used to deburr edges. More



Ahlstrom updates 2011 outlook for net sales and operating profit
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Ahlstrom Corporation's sales volume development in the second half of 2011 has been weaker than earlier anticipated due to the slowdown in its main markets. The lower than expected demand has had an adverse impact on the company's net sales and operating profit, particularly in the Label and Processing business area. More

Kimberly-Clark, Walmart, Operation Homfront diaper needy babies
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On a recent Saturday in late August, more than 20 moms-to-be gathered at a local community room in Stafford, Va., to be honored at a baby shower for some of the area's military moms to be. The event was co-hosted by Huggies brand, Walmart and Operation Homefront. Each expecting mother enjoyed a morning of social time with other women experiencing motherhood with deployed spouses, in addition to games and light food. Each mom-to-be also received a supply ofthe new and Limited Edition Huggies brand Little Movers Camo Diapers and matching Wipes, which offer a unique and stylish design that allow little ones to salute our military by sporting one of Huggies brand's coolest and cutest diapers. More

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Which is better, paper or plastic? There's no clear winner
Austin American-Statesman    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Groups that don't want cities to ban plastic bags often argue that paper bags are more harmful to the environment to make, transport and put in landfills. It is difficult to gauge whether that's true because many of the studies on the subject are backed by groups that have a stake in the debate, such as the plastics industry and environmental organizations. Here's what leaders in both industries told us about why their bag is better. More

Optima Innovation: Integrated stretch palletizer for nonwoven products
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The OPTIMA RTP 25 uses a fast robot type. For lightweight disposable hygiene products, Optima Group Nonwovens' RTP25 model's vertically moving storage frame is particularly suitable, as it firmly holds the compact and stable stack formations in place. The pre-stretched film used for securing the stack is wrapped by a system that continuously measures applied forces. Optima Group Nonwoven's method of simultaneously stacking and wrapping is unique in the market. More

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