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Polymer Processing Machinery Sales, LLC

Representing leading machinery manufacturers, we provide extrusion, melt filtration, blending for all fiber applications including recycling.

 

Present at the 2014 NETInc Conference
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NETInc is the only technical conference developed by nonwovens engineers and technologists that brings together industry professionals and academics to share information encouraging research innovations, new product development and industry growth. A foundation of strong, peer reviewed technical presentations and a superior exhibit combined with targeted networking opportunities allows for an environment of professional growth. For the second year in a row, NETInc will join PaperCon, TAPPI's signature event for paper industry professionals, April 27-30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. A call for papers has been issued for all areas of the NETInc program. For additional information, visit the event website at www.netincevent.org.
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China: Does rise in manufacturing indicate rebound?
The Christian Science Monitor
Chinese manufacturing rose to a seven-month high in October, suggesting continued momentum for the rebound in the world's second-biggest economy. The report follows Chinese data earlier this month that showed quarterly economic growth rose to 7.8 percent after hitting a two-decade low in the second quarter, easing pressure for further stimulus and allowing leaders to focus on reforms.
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Filtration Group to acquire Porex
Sustainable Nonwovens
The Chicago-headquartered Filtration Group plans to acquire Porex Corporation, based in Fairburn, Ga., from the Los Angeles investment firm Aurora Capital. Founded in 1961, Porex is a global leader in the development and manufacturing of porous polymer products — including plastics, nonwovens and glass-based media.
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TAPPI NET division to host series of free webinars
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The TAPPI NET division announces the first webinar in their series on Nonwovens Processes, to be held at noon EST on Dec. 12. Nonwoven materials are produced by a wide variety of processes ranging from hydraulic formation, air assisted processing, direct polymer to web systems and combinations of these. These materials find applications in diverse fields including filtration, automotive, hygiene products, battery separators, medical and home furnishings. This webinar will highlight some of the most common processes including wet-laid, melt blown and electrospinning. Presenters Christina Ruiz and Sneha Swaminathan of Hollingsworth & Vose will present an overview of some of the various processes used to produce nonwovens material, the standard equipment utilized and descriptions of media produced by each process. Webinars are free and are a great way to further your knowledge on this and other upcoming topics. For more information and registration, please visit Introduction to NonWovens Processes Registration.
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Kimberly-Clark ranks among top multinational employers
Nonwovens Industry
Kimberly-Clark has been ranked No. 6 among "The World's Best Multinational Workplaces" for 2013 in one of the largest annual studies of workplace excellence and corporate management practices. Kimberly-Clark has received top honors in the survey for three straight years, and again ranks highest among all global consumer-products companies included in the survey.
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Andritz moves into Wuxi technical center
Innovation in Textiles
Andritz Nonwoven is further strengthening its manufacturing program for nonwovens equipment in China by moving into a new 8,500sqm site in Wuxi New District, China. Today, the new facility has opened the doors to a technical center that hosts an industrial scale needlepunch pilot line and a new grinding shop.
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How diapers cost more, but prices stayed the same
The Wall Street Journal
As go Pampers prices, so too go Huggies'. And the direction is higher. Kimberly-Clark Corp. said it will raise the price for most Huggies diapers sold in North America by 7 percent. It's doing so by reducing the number of diapers in each pack, mirroring a change that Procter & Gamble Co. made in its leading Pampers brand and on its Luvs brand in mid-September.
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  TAPPI Control Rooms & Conditioners

Parameter Generation & Control (PGC) manufactures TAPPI reach-in chambers, room systems & conditioners for existing labs. Parameter’s temperature & humidity control of ±0.2° & ±0.5% insure that you meet the TAPPI specification. In modular rooms & reach-in chambers, the Parameter system runs TAPPI preconditioning atmospheres then automatically ramps to the conditioning/testing atmosphere.

Learn more about this & other TAPPI rooms/conditioners at www.humiditycontrol.com.
 


US Navy to provide flame resistant overalls for sailors
fibre2fashion
U.S. Fleet Forces and Pacific Fleet released a joint message, detailing the use and wear of the new Flame Resistant Variant coveralls, which will begin being distributed to sailors in the fleet before the end of the year. Scheduled to start arriving in December, the new coveralls will initially be provided to the crews of ships scheduled to deploy in early 2014.
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Toyota Boshoku expands in India
Nonwovens Industry
Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a manufacturer of automotive interior systems, has reached an agreement to establish a joint sales venture with Relan Group of Industries, an automotive components supplier that makes seats and other components in India.
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Suominen reports positive development for 2013
Innovation in Textiles
Suominen Corporation, the supplier of nonwovens and flexible packaging for use in consumer goods, has reported a decline in net sales from the continuing operations by 2 percent over the third quarter 2013. Operating profit excluding non-recurring items from continuing operations also decreased by 15 percent.
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