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New nonwovens operation established in India
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Precot Meridian Ltd., a leading manufacturer of yarn and fabrics with annual revenues of more than $120 million, is setting up a nonwovens project to manufacture hygiene care products. Intending to become an important player on the cosmetic pad market, Precot found partnered VMI Holland BV, which will supply several of it's new ACE 300, fully automatic and compact pad production and packing machines, as well as a HCI, high output machine, to the new venture. More

Naturally Advanced Technologies and Lenzing Fibers enter into a joint development agreement
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Naturally Advanced Technologies Inc., which produces and markets CRAiLAR, a natural fiber made from flax and other bast fibers, announced it has entered a joint development agreement with Austria-based Lenzing Group, the worldwide leader in cellulosic manmade fibers. The agreement calls for the companies to evaluate the blending of CRAiLAR Flax fibers with TENCEL (Lyocell) and Lenzing Modal. More

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Pegas Nonwovens climbs most in 3 weeks as profit jumps 36 percent
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Pegas Nonwovens SA climbed the most in three weeks after the Czech maker of textiles used in hygiene and healthcare products said first-quarter profit rose 36 percent from the year earlier, helped by a new production line. More

Recyclers expansion-minded despite short supply
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Plastics recyclers may be strapped for supply, but that hasn't been a deterred them from opening new plants and investing in new wash lines, grinders and extruders to expand their capacity. For example, one of two new wash lines being added by KW Plastics Recycling in Troy, Ala., began operating earlier this year, and a second wash line - the first major investment by a recycler to process bulky rigid plastics made from injection-high density polyethylene - is scheduled to be completed by early July. More

Nonwoven fabric for growing and plant cover
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White polypropylene fabric from Zend Nonwoven Co. Ltd. protects vegetables, strawberries and plants against frost, snow, rain, heat and other damage caused by pests and birds, increasing the growing temperature and extending the growing season. Easy to install, it comes in 2 x 10 meter or 2 x 20 meter rolls, packed in polybag and labeled. More

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Overcapacity creates risk of closure in global tissue markets despite growth in demand
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RISI, the leading information provider for the global forest products industry, announced a risk of capacity closure in the global tissue market. These closures might be necessary despite a pattern of continued growth in demand, according to the recently released 9th edition of the Outlook for World Tissue Business. More

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Domtar looking to get closer to consumers with incontinence products
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Domtar could expand its personal care business by adding more consumer incontinence products as part of a plan to transform from a traditional pulp and paper maker to a fibre innovator, the company's CEO said recently. Chief executive John Williams told shareholders that the strategy of transforming itself will be "an evolution and not a revolution." More

Top ways green is good for the customer
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Richard Marriot writes, "At Kimberly-Clark Professional, our customers are looking for us to supply them with sustainable products and solutions that meet their environmental goals. In addition to ensuring a product or platform is in keeping with our Reduce Today, Respect Tomorrow approach to sustainability, we also make sure that we provide the information necessary to help customers document and celebrate their environmental successes. As the demand for sustainable products continues to grow by leaps and bounds each year, our customers are carefully examining the products they purchase to ensure the choices they make are cost-effective and environmentally sound." More

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