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Is a supply shift ahead for the nonwovens industry?
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Avgol's and FitesaFiberweb's recent announcements that they would each add two spunmelt lines - particularly that each company will add a U.S. line - has set the hygiene industry rumor mill afire. Avgol shelved plans to add a new line to its North Carolina operation a few years ago, and has since been reluctant to invest in its North America operation despite heavy investment in China and Russia. FitesaFiberweb, meanwhile, is just about finishing up construction on its first U.S. line in Simpsonville, S.C., from which it will reportedly target U.S.-based customers currently being served by its South American lines, and will add another line that will come onstream in 2013. More



First developments of "Ingeo" Fibers for nonwoven applications
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Following the announcement this July that Trevira is introducing PLA fibers into its product portfolio, the company is now presenting the first developments of the fiber from the "Ingeo" biopolymer. Manufactured from renewable plant compounds, the fibers are biodegradable, and are part of the Trevira concept for greater sustainability. In the first instance, they are to be offered for nonwoven applications as an alternative to conventional fibers. More

Japan's nonwovens production decreases 3.2 percent in October
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METI reported that Japanese nonwoven fabric production decreased by 3.2 percent in October from the same month of last year to 26,569 tons, which is the first decrease in eleven months. The January-October total increased by 25.2 percent year-on-year to 261,486 tons. October production of thermal-bonded and needle-punched nonwovens increased for the tenth consecutive month, whereas that of wet-laid nonwovens decreased for the first time in 12 months. The production of spunbonded and meltblown also declined for the first time in ten months. More



First Quality plans for nonwoven manufacturing facility
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First Quality Nonwovens Inc is pleased to announce its plans to build a nonwoven manufacturing facility in China to primarily supply the Chinese domestic market and Asia. The initial plans for the new facility call for two state-of-the-art nonwoven machines. More

Robust growth for natural fiber polymer composites for interior automotive parts growth
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As crude oil price volatility increases, fuel economy has become a global priority leading automakers to intensify their efforts to lightweight car parts for improved mileage. Pricing of bio-based chemicals and plastics has been less volatile than petroleum-based products. And in the longer term, they are expected to become cheaper as the technologies mature and production achieves economies of scale. Bio composites contribute to the automotive manufacturer's final goal by delivering a 30 percent weight reduction and a cost reduction of 20 percent. Automotive is one of market driving toward greater use of high-performance bio-based materials to meet sustainability challenges. More

The future of fashion
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Technological advances in textile research are starting to redefine the boundaries of fashion. "The field is growing fast and we have to remind ourselves that 10 years ago it was even thought that it would be impossible to hide an object," said Nicolas Stenger from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Germany, one of the researchers working on invisibility cloaks. Stegner's research involves making objects disappear using a three-dimensional (3-D) 'cloak' made from layered photonic crystals that can deflect the light around an object to make it invisible from the outside. More

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Talking about Tufco Technologies
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A veteran of the paper industry, Lou Le Calsey recognized the potential of the emerging disposable wipes market and led the strategic shift that moved Tufco out of tissue and towel converting, which was the Tufco heritage business, and into the wipes market - a decision he has never regretted. More

Winner Medical revenue up by 16.9 percent to $115 million
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Winner Medical Group Inc, a leading manufacturer of medical dressings, medical disposables and non-woven fabric made from 100 percent natural PurCotton products in China, reported consolidated financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year ended Sept. 30, 2010. More

NSF International certification program to verify 'flushable' product claims
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NSF International has launched a new certification program that provides third-party verification of consumer product claims asserting they can be safely disposed of via toilet flushing, according to a press release. Developed in response to the increasing number of flushability claims on many disposable consumer products, the new NSF Flushable Consumer Products Certification Program provides a solution to many clogging issues associated with wastewater treatment systems, the release stated. More
 

 
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