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World nonwovens industry
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Global sales of nonwoven fabrics are forecast to increase 6.9 percent annually through 2015 to 9.2 million metric tons. This rate is an acceleration from the 2005-2010 period, reflecting a low base as global recessionary conditions restrained nonwovens fabric demand in 2008 and 2009 before improving somewhat in 2010. Continued growth in global manufacturing and construction activity, as well as gains in personal income will promote demand. More

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QuickMedical announces launch of Graham Abbi medical absorbent mats
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According to QuickMedical the new Graham Abbi Spill Mat is capable of absorbing up to 19 times its weight in liquid and is more than twice as absorbent as other products on the market. More

Kao partners for Chinese growth
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Japan's Kao has forged a partnership with a leading Chinese company to help it expand in markets expected to rise rapidly in the next couple of years. Kao will benefit from Shanghai Jahwa United's extensive marketing structure and wholesale channels. Specifically the companies will focus on expanding three brands: Kao's Merries disposable diapers, Laurier sanitary napkins and Attack laundry detergent. Full scale expansion of the brands is expected to begin in 2013. More

Environment protection law puts packaging manufacturers on tenterhooks
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Packaging manufacturers prove to be the ones that feel most worried about their fate, because they bear the highest tax rates of 170-200 percent. Therefore, right when the law was being drafted, a lot of them tried to develop environment-friendly products, such as nonwoven bags or biodegradable bags. However, they still do not know if their products can be sold on the market as environment friendly products, because no state management agency has come forward and recognized that the products are really environment friendly. More

Mitsubishi develops plant-based green plastic floor mats
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In order to prevent global warming, reduce CO2 emissions and the use of fossil resources, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation is focusing on a variety of plant-based materials and promoting the development of new environmentally-friendly materials. "Green Plastic" is the generic term for all technologies using plant-based materials, and the automaker has just announced new developments. More

30 body armor manufacturers use sonobond technology
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Sonobond vice president Melissa Alleman is the first to agree that failure is not an option when it comes to products designed to protect military personnel and police officers of all types. Alleman says, "At Sonobond, we're proud that our technology has been proven to have the exceptional reliability so essential in assembling ballistic vests to help keep these brave men and women safe. Those serving in the armed services, Secret Service agents, members of the CIA and IRS, emergency responders, and law enforcement officers in a wide variety of capacities, wear body armor at various times." More

Porous Power and Ahlstrom Corporation team to commercialize ultra-safe separators for EV batteries
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Porous Power Technologies, LLC, manufacturer of SYMMETRIX battery separators, announces a new strategic partnership. Finland-based Ahlstrom Corporation has purchased a 49 percent stake in Porous Power. Ahlstrom, a global high-performance materials company, serves a variety of industries including energy storage, marine, building, flooring, wall covering and specialty applications. Together, the firms will commercialize a new generation of engineered battery separator solutions for electric vehicles and other lithium-ion battery applications. More

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