Keeping it clean with filtration
Nonwovens Industry Share
Karen McIntyre writes, "Thanks to Hurricane Irene, I am now the proud owner of a brand new, ultra-efficient HVAC system. This new furnace and air conditioning unit is a lot smaller, quieter, efficient and even shinier than our old model, which was about 30 years old. We are guaranteed to have lower fuel and energy costs even as we are cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter than we were before." More
China update: Geotextile sector booming, climate change focus growing
China's geotextile market currently exceeds 300 million square meters, with 40 percent of the volume being nonwoven geotextiles. From 2006 to 2010, the country's manufacturing output of geotextile materials rose more than 35 percent annually, according to information exchanged during the Dec. 3 China Geotextiles Composite Materials Summit 2011 held in Lingxian, Shandong. More
Danville, Va., firm works on plant-based composite materials
Danville Register & Bee Share
Imagine natural plant fibers constituting the body panels of a car, window frames, bathtubs or other structural materials. Currently, fiberglass - plastic reinforced by glass fiber - is that standard lightweight, strong material. But what if natural fibers could replace fiberglass for bio-renewable materials that weigh even less? More
Firm to expand eco-friendly wet wipes business, cleaning companies hear
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Cleaning companies that like to use environmentally-friendly products when setting about their business may be encouraged to hear that a U.S.-based company is expanding its wet wipes range. Falken Industries of New Jersey has revealed it will make a significant upgrade to its European plant, which manufactures biodegradable baby wipes. More
Freudenberg innovators cross industries to deliver results, unique solutions to customer problems
PR Newswire via The Sacramento Bee Share
Freudenberg North America innovations span industries and product lines. They may come in a flash of creative genius while watching children play in a sprinkler or from closely studying the needs of customers. More
Nonwovens Industry Share
In 2010, private label products accounted for 9 percent of global retail tissue and hygiene value sales equating to $7 billion. While since 2008, private label recorded a $250 million incremental value increase, its share declined by half a percentage point over the same period. Therfore, private label continued to underperform against the market as a whole. Although the global economy went through a deep recession, followed by a recovery period during 2010 and into 2011, overall recovery still appears to be tentative, with sovereign debt a persistent issue across Western Europe and North America. Against this backdrop, private label might have been expected to boom as consumers looked to cut their expenditures in uncertain times, but quite the opposite proved to be the case. More
Is it safe?
Sacramento News & Review Share
Facing growing concerns over the health risks of flame retardants in household products, the chemical industry spent more than $23 million over the past five years to lobby California officials and donate to campaigns in a successful effort to defeat legislation, according to an investigation by Environmental Health News. More
Crosstex introduces Ultra Pure Non-Woven Sponges
Crosstex International has announced launch of a green product in the company's line of cotton and nonwoven products: Ultra Pure Non-Woven Sponges. Eco-friendly Ultra Pure Non-Woven Sponges are made with 100 percent U.S. grown cotton. They are soft, lint free, and have faster absorbency (40 to 45 GSM) as compared to synthetics, rayon, and cotton blends. More
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