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Representing leading machinery manufacturers, we provide extrusion, melt filtration, blending for all fiber applications including recycling.


US wipes demand
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Demand for wipes in the U.S. is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year to $2.5 billion in 2016. Sales of wipes will be aided by ongoing improvements in the economy. Wipes will continue to benefit from features such as ease of use, disposability, portability and reduced risk of cross-contamination. While disposability has been a primary advantage in the growth of wipes, it also has the potential to restrain sales as more consumers become attuned to environmental concerns. More

Freudenberg nonwovens play major role in automobiles
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Focus on engine downsizing, new drive technologies, alternative fuels, overall environmental sustainability of vehicle production, and an industry-wide trend in global platform approach make the Freudenberg Group companies choice suppliers for a reinvented automotive industry. More than 60 products in the new Dodge Ram 1500, winner of the 2013 Truck of the Year, and more than 70 in the Cadillac ATS, winner of the Car of the Year award, are telling examples of Freudenberg's contribution to some of the most successful vehicles on the market. More

India: Technical textiles may benefit from new subsidies
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Technical textile experts have told just-style that Indian manufacturers within this sector need the new Indian government scheme designed to promote such advanced technology. India's commerce minister Anand Sharma unveiled the details at Technotex 2013, an international conference organized by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry in New Delhi recently. 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

Emerging market diaper demand boosts SCA
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Swedish hygiene and paper products maker SCA, which has steadily reduced its dependence on pure forestry goods, said recently that good demand growth for tissues and diapers in emerging markets helped boost quarterly profits. More

TAPPI Reach-In Chamber
The Parameter Series 7911 40 cu. ft. is specifically designed for accurate humidity and temperature control for TAPPI applications. This test chamber is designed to accurately produce the conditions required for applications such as stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC, and vapor transmission.

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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
Optimize your production flow!
FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance. More info

Call for contributors
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of Caught in the NET, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of TAPPINET, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Colby Horton to discuss logistics and payment. More

Asia's diaper demographics: When a nation sells more nappies for adults than babies
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Japan crossed a threshold this year. Sales of adult diapers are now greater than those destined for babies. Other statistics to do with the aging population are equally surprising. Not only are there a massive number of centenarians in Japan, but the country also accounts for half of Asia's 86,000 "longevity millionaires" - people who have lived more than a million hours, that is, who are over 114 years old. 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.
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P&G sales slightly up by 2 percent
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The Procter & Gamble Company increased core earnings per share by 12 percent to $1.22 for the October - December quarter. Diluted net earnings per share were $1.39, an increase of 144 percent. Non-core items include restructuring charges of $0.05 per share and a $0.21 per share holding gain resulting from P&G's purchase of the balance of P&G's Baby Care and Feminine Care joint venture in Iberia, which was completed on Oct. 22, 2012. More

Performance and fit
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Highest performance and optimal fit - those are the key aspects in hygiene product development. The diaper market is perhaps the best and most illustrative example for the changes these products are still undergoing to this day. Both baby diapers and adult incontinence products should adapt to any movement, ensuring high wearing comfort and offering highest protection at the same time. More

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