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2012 state of the industry
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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

Spunmelt polypropylene
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In 2011, global demand for spunmelt polypropylene was estimated to be about 2 million tonnes and is projected to reach nearly 2.4 million tonnes in 2015. For hygiene uses alone, global demand for spunmelt polypropylene nonwovens was approximately 65 billion square meters in 2011 and is expected to grow to nearly 80 billion square meters in 2015. More

Kimberly-Clark hails billion-dollar success of Kotex brand
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Kimberly-Clark has announced that its popular feminine care brand Kotex passed the $1 billion (638.61 million pounds) mark in terms of global sales last year. Following two consecutive years of growth, the Kotex range of tampons, pads and pantiliners has become the fifth Kimberly-Clark brand to achieve billion-dollar status, following the Kimberly-Clark, Huggies, Kleenex and Scott names into this category. 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.

The changing face of consumers
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Speaking at last month's Vision Consumer Products conference in New Orleans, Dan Butler of the National Retail Federation shared some general observations on the global retail market. The biggest change in retail, he said, is how fast the rate of change is. Toda's retailers are changing the way they gauge consumer satisfaction or purchasing patterns. At the same time, consumers are becoming more frugal, driven not only by economic concerns but also by a need to reduce their environmental footprint. More

SCA offers to acquire Asian hygiene products company
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SCA has made a binding offer to acquire the Taiwan-based hygiene products company Everbeauty. The purchase price for the deal amounts to approximately SEK 1.9 billion ($290 million) on a debt-free basis, as the company said in a press release received by Lesprom Network. Everbeauty is a leading Asian personal care products company with sales in China, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. The company produces and markets baby diapers and incontinence care products with strong brands such as Dr P for incontinence care products and Sealer for baby diapers. More

2012 Renewable Chemicals Live part of Leadership Week
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Co-produced with Biofuels Digest, Renewable Chemicals Live features the top leadership in renewable chemicals, plastics and bio-based materials. Featuring C-level presentations on finance, scale-up, R&D, policy and global trends. This year, Renewable Chemicals Live has been co-located with The Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference. More

Aerospace composite rewrites fabric rules
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An international consortium led by the Stanford University composites pioneer Dr. Stephen Tsai has developed a new type of carbon-fiber composite. The thin-ply, bi-angle, noncrimp fabric, which uses a nonwoven fabric architecture, delivers more than three times the tensile strength of conventional woven carbon-fiber fabrics and resin infusion methods. More

Finishing sticks from Rex Cut Abrasives for delicate deburring jobs
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Rex-Cut Abrasives has introduced a line of round and square, nonwoven cotton fiber finishing sticks that are ideal for delicate jobs such as mold repair, tool and die, and jewelry repair. Offered in a variety of sizes, these hand-held finishing sticks can also be used in machines. More

Now available from TAPPI Press
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Introduction to Nonwovens Technology
By Subhash k. Batra, Ph.D. and Behnam Pourdeyhimi, Ph.D.

The processing of nonwovens depends on a range of technologies, some adapted from the textile and paper industries, others developed uniquely for nonwovens production. The present volume provides a systematic step-by-step explanation of virtually all processes that integrate relevant raw materials into finished nonwovens for different end uses. In comprehensive terms, the book explains the connection between the structure of nonwovens and the specialized, as well as still evolving, technologies used to produce them - from simple roll goods to nanoscale webs and fiberwebs. For more details visit

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