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Separation of hygiene and industrial: Reshaping the nonwovens industry?
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Fiberweb's announcement it was selling most of its hygiene business to FitesaFiberweb is the latest in a series of moves by nonwovens makers to narrow their focus on either hygiene or industrial applications instead doing business on both sides of the industry. After spending much of the 1990s and early 2000s purchasing all sorts of nonwovens technologies targeting far reaching markets, Fiberweb has spent the last couple of years narrowing its focus on its core strategic markets. The recent announcement that it has sold its hygiene business shows without a doubt that hygiene is not one of these strategic markets. More

Control Tension the Easy Way

With its easy-to-navigate graphic user interface, the SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller will have your machine operators maintaining the right tension for your web process in no time.

Nonwoven stripping discs provide faster cutting, increased life
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The SG Blaze Rapid Strip is a nonwoven, depressed-center stripping and light-stock-removal disc from Norton, a brand of Saint-Gobain. The disc combines SG ceramic alumina grain and an open mesh structure to increase cutting speed and disc life. This open-structure design enables aggressive cutting on metal surfaces as well as the elimination of loading on sticky coatings, adhesives and soft metals. It also will not snag or shed when used to deburr edges, the company says. More

Glatfelter doubles Quebec festooning capacity
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York-based paper products maker P.H. Glatfelter Co. has inaugurated a new festooning line in Canada that virtually doubles North American disposable and absorbent materials capacity, the company said on Jan. 9. 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.

Adhesives at the core of diaper innovation
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Diapers have changed dramatically over the past decade and continue to evolve. Gone are the days of big and bulky diaper cores loaded with fluffy pulp. Today's diaper industry is driven by product innovation designed to answer the call for less waste, greater sustainability, lower transportation costs and most importantly greater comfort for active babies and toddlers. More

Nonwoven backing improves tuftability for carpet producers
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Colbond, the producer and supplier of synthetic nonwovens for the flooring industry, will launch its innovative Colback Profloor at Domotex. The company said its latest technology eases the creation of complex tuft constructions and will help carpet manufacturers raise their product portfolio in the flooring market. Marc Krauth, vice president in sales and marketing at Colbond, said: "Colback Profloor is the result of a major research and development programme we carried out in close co-operation with leading carpet tile producers. With the recent launch we will make the product available to a wider group of customers." More

Pineapple, banana waste: Promising materials for various products
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Agricultural waste from pineapple and banana can be alternative materials for apparel, home textiles, upholsteries, nonwoven and industrial fabrics. Nora Mangalindan, researcher for Philippine Textile Research Industry of the Department of Science and Technology, shared in a recent forum that aside from being environment-friendly, the materials are also abundant in the country. More

US Nonwovens joins P&G with Dual Pod laundry technology
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The Proctor & Gamble Co. has launched what it calls the biggest laundry innovation in more than a quarter century with Tide & Cascade Pods. This innovation may help combat the downward spiral of detergent sales in the past couple of years. "Dual Pods are highly effective, user friendly, & convenient," says Rody Mehdizadeh, chief operating officer of Brentwood, N.Y.-based U.S. Nonwovens Corp. More

Specialty products drive paper industry
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Glatfelter Gatineau Ltée flipped the switch recently on a new, $9-million production line that doubles the mill's output of high-absorbency paper used in adult diapers, tampons and similar products. The expansion could add 17 jobs to about 300 existing positions at the plant near the Gatineau airport in Ottawa. More

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