TAPPI's Caught in the NET
Feb. 26, 2013

Spunmelt market grows around the globe
Nonwovens Industry
While mature markets have seen expansion in spunmelt capacity it's really the emerging economies that are fueling the impressive level of investment in this nonwovens technology. China is leading the way of course, along with other Asian markets, the Middle East, India and parts of South America. If these high growth markets are able to sustain their economic development, overseas demand for hygiene materials, particularly for disposable diapers, is forecasted to continue to increase significantly. More

Swift India launches Polyvalent mini-offset press
PrintWeek
Nashik-based Swift India, the manufacturer of mini-offset presses has launched Polyvalent sheetfed mini-offset press with inline drying system. Vasant Marathe, director, Swift India, said, "The machine is capable of printing on multiple substrates such as paper, paperboard, nonwoven fabric and metal sheets ranging from 30gsm to 400gsm. This machine is equipped with inline drying system. It is ideal for the small scale printers who wish to cater the packaging segment."More

Less than 0.1 percent of UK nappies recycled
Let's Recycle
Nappy recycling firm Knowaste has recycled nearly two million nappies since it opened its facility in West Bromwich in September 2011, environment minister Richard Benyon has revealed.More

Innovative Nonwovens Conference (NETInc) announces program topics
TAPPINET
The NETInc Innovative Nonwovens Conference, April 29-May 1, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga., is the only technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help you understand the innovation behind the science and how it impacts the market.More

BWF Envirotec introduces PM-Tec membrane product line
Nonwovens Industry
BWF Envirotec, a manufacturer of filter media for industrial filtration, has extended product portfolio with the new PM-Tec product line and is offering new filter media specifically used in filtration of minute dust particles. The name for the new product line originates in the English term for fine dust, "particulate matter."More

Domtar adding diaper making machines while searching for acquisition targets
Global Regina
As it looks to expand its personal care business through acquisitions, Domtar is adding several new converting machines to expand output of its adult diaper business to gain market share and generate more profits. More

Hohenstein evaluates environmental suitability of textiles
Fibre2fashion
Like all organic materials, textiles will decompose under the influence of water and microorganisms in the ground. Under comparable environmental conditions, it depends mainly on the raw materials used whether the decomposition process takes place over the course of months, years, decades or even centuries.More

Rosink's 10 years nonwoven anniversary
Textile World Magazine
10 years ago Rosink successfully installed its first Air Quad Web Splitting Unit, called RAQSU40 on to a Trützschler high production revolving flat card. This started as a so called retrofitting project (textile machine modernization) and nowadays it is sold as a working unit together with Rosink's premium business partner Messrs.More