TAPPI's Caught in the NET
Sep. 25, 2012

Spunbond report details market through 2016
Nonwovens Industry
Price Hanna Consultants LLC, a management consulting firm whose principals have specialized in the nonwoven products, hygiene absorbent products and related fields for nearly 30 years, has published a new report that provides comprehensive global and regional market information on spunbonded polypropylene manufacturing costs, demand and capacities through 2016.More

Nonwovens features for skin contact wet wipes
Convenience has always been a major reason for the success of wet wipes. The other key feature for users is performance, whether cleansing a baby's bottom, removing makeup or any of the other targeted tasks. Now, more than ever, wet wipes for skin contact continue their path of market growth driven by performance.More

New trade legislation takes effect for textiles and apparel
Apparel groups applauded amendments to industry laws approved by Congress as well as the possibility of sourcing textiles in Africa and Central America. Julie Hughes, president of the U.S. Association of Importers of Textiles and Apparel in Washington, D.C., was supportive in fixes to the Dominican Republic– Central America Free Trade Agreement that were approved by Congress this month.More

Mycelial entanglements
Textile World Magazine
In Ecovative's EcoCradle packaging materials, a tangled web of mycelium binds together renewable waste materials in a process that can be used literally to grow composite products that can be composted when they are no longer needed. More

Medline expands adult incontinence site in Georgia
Nonwovens Industry
After less than one year, Medline Industries is expanding its 600,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art adult incontinence product manufacturing facility due to overwhelming customer demand. Since opening earlier this year, the facility, located in Lithia Springs, Ga., has expanded capacity 50 percent and added a fifth machine, bringing the total investment in this facility to well over $100 million. In addition, Medline has hired about 120 new employees and plans to add more positions to support the additional production lines.More

Beyond beauty: The future of cosmétotextiles
Knitting Industry
In this two part feature, Debra Cobb takes an in depth look at the world of textiles which deliver cosmetic benefits and concludes that there is potential for cosmétotextiles to go beyond beauty and deliver wellness, therapeutic, and medical benefits.More

French textile machinery to again be active at INDIA ITME
"India is a major player in the textile industry," says Bruno AMELINE, the Chairman of the French Textile Machinery Manufacturers' Association. He adds, "We have already very good customers whom we consider our partners, but the Indian textile industry needs an urgent modernization which will be implemented, may be with some delays, with the support of the Technology Upgradation Fund Scheme put in place by the Indian government."More