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As 2012 comes to a close, the TAPPI's NET (Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists) Division would like to wish its members, partners, and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the Caught in the NET a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8, 2013.

Size and potential for the baby diaper market in the world today
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Feb. 7, 2012: Carlos Richer, Diapers Industry Consultant writes, "In this short report I am presenting my personal estimations on the size of the disposable baby diaper market for the top 100 countries of the world, listed in descending order in terms of the diapers currently sold in each country." More

Nano-silver as antimicrobial: Is it safe?
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July 3, 2012: The Hohenstein Institute is part of the E.U.-based public research project "UMSICHT" (circumspection), and is developing scientific data to measure the impacts of nano-silver technology. Many unanswered questions exist concerning the behavior of nano-silver particles throughout the life cycle of in-market textiles treated with nano-silver. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use
Enhance your on-site wastewater treatment. Systems from Layne provide clean, re-useable water supplies from your waste stream. Improve plant performance while reducing energy use and discharge. Layne’s membrane bioreactors are available as complete systems or as retro-fits to your existing biological treatment system. more

TAPPI applauds US Forest Products lab investment in nanocellulose
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Aug. 28, 2012: Nanocellulose, derived from cellulose which is the world's most abundant natural polymer, has unique crystalline properties that can be used commercially to make lightweight, high-performance products for use in a wide range of industries. Applications include consumer products, medical devices, electronics, food packaging, coatings, composites, antimicrobial fibers, military applications, filters for blood and water and many others. The emerging market for new wood-derived renewable materials will create jobs and contribute an estimated $600 billion to the economy by 2020. More

Research team uses nanoparticles to make paper waterproof and magnetic
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April 24, 2012: Researchers at the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia in Genoa, led by Roberto Cingolani, have devised a means for connecting cellulose fibers in ordinary paper with nanoparticles resulting in new desired properties, such as paper that is waterproof and magnetic, florescent or averse to bacteria. The team has published a paper describing their process in the Journal of Materials Chemistry. More

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Softness, Stiffness & Elasticity Testing
Our OPUS instruments provide simple and fast non-destructive ultrasonic measurement of softness, stiffness and elasticity for non-wovens, plastics, paper and other materials. The data provides unique information that can be used in process and quality control, performance prediction and product development. MORE
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Disposable diapers go designer
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Feb. 14, 2012: The disposable diaper market is a tough one to look at globally. While penetration levels soar above 90 percent in the western world - where it's unusual to find a baby's bum without one - they average below 20 percent on a global level and are even below 15 percent in many developing regions. More

Paper, plastic or cloth: Which bag is best for the environment?
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June 19, 2012: Which is the most earth-friendly: paper bags, plastic bags or cloth bags? The answer to the question depends upon whether or not you really believe in science, because as they say in certain environmental activist circles, the "science is settled"! Here's the summary description of the bag found to be the best for the environment, which is defined as being the bag with the least negative impact upon the environment, as found in a very recent and thorough study on the topic. More

2012 state of the industry
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Feb. 28, 2012: Successful suppliers and end product manufacturers found it necessary to revamp their business operations over the past few years in response to economic realities. But in 2011, many of them began to realize cost savings from the production and distribution efficiencies they'd implemented; some have even achieved double-digit sales increases. More

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Wipes: What, where, why and how?
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Jan. 31, 2012: Industrialization and urbanization has led to concentration of human settlement at urban centers, which are the hub of the commercial activities. Industrialization has also led to an increase in personal income levels and the consequential expansion of the middle class, allowing a greater number of folks to indulge in value added consumer disposable items like facial cleaning wipes, moist towelettes, personal hygiene wipes and time-saving products like household cleaning wipes etc. More

Scientists create waterproof, magnetic, antibacterial paper
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May 8, 2012: Italy-based Science Director of Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Dr Roberto Cingolani, and his team have discovered a way to make paper and other nonwoven materials waterproof, magnetic and antibacterial - without any need for modifying the material's basic properties. In the nanotechnological process, single molecules (monomers) in paper or other fibers are used to connect with specific nanoparticles - to create a compound. More

Robust growth for global medical disposable products market
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Oct. 2, 2012: A 5.5 percent annual growth through 2014 is forecast for medical disposable products worldwide, with sales predicted to reach $169 billion, as per Freedonia. Based on the advanced nature of medical delivery systems and the widespread insurance coverage of residents for primary health care procedures, the developed countries combined will absorb more than 70 percent of this total. More

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