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Benefits of nonwovens in improving fire safety of upholstered furniture and bedding
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Residential fires involving upholstered furniture, mattresses and bedding continue to be a leading cause of fire death, injuries and property loss in the U.S. and may be caused by smoking materials, open flame or other ignition sources. Numerous strategies have been developed in attempting to drive down the incidence and severity of these fires including increased use of smoke detectors and sprinklers, candle tip-over standards and fire-safe cigarettes. One ongoing strategy involves the fire-hardening of consumer products themselves, through use of components and materials with improved fire resistance properties. More

Trevira introduces PLA fibers for nonwovens
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Polyester fiber and yarn producer Trevira is to show its first fiber developments made from PLA biopolymer Ingeo made under license from NatureWorks alongside it established polyester specialties for hygiene and technical applications at the INDEX 2011 nonwovens show. "Sustainability is an increasingly important issue in all textile applications, also in the nonwoven sector. Polyester has many properties that from the outset make it a material that is compatible with the environment," a spokesperson for Trevira said in a recent statement. More

Green Bay, Wis., company focuses on reducing waste
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Nice-Pak Products is going to be making a lot fewer trips to the landfill. The nonwovens converting company in the Interstate 43 Business Center in Green Bay, Wis., is recycling nearly all its industrial waste in a bid to become a "zero landfill" facility. "We do a tremendous amount of recycling and have for years," said Brad Zenko, senior director of operations. "We expect to divert all but 10 tons total. We already recycle about 150 tons of cardboard a year." More

Fabrics drive innovation in automotive markets
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Since the first automobiles appeared on American streets more than 100 years ago, fabrics have had important functions in car manufacturing - most obviously in upholstery. But the use of specialty fabrics extends far beyond seating, and many textiles used in vehicles are not as obvious. More

Converting association creates nanotechnology division
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TAPPI has created an International Nanotechnology Division to focus on nanotechnology for renewable materials, including the advancement of research and development for nanocellulose. The association says the new division will not only concentrate on developments for traditional forest-based products such as pulp, paper and building materials, but also on applications such as coatings, plastics and medical implants, among others. More

Starr releases new study
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Industry consultant John R. Starr, Inc. of the U.S. has recently published a February 2011 report on the world outlook for hygiene absorbent products and the key raw materials of nonwovens, fluff pulp, airlaid cores, superabsorbents and hygiene films. For many years, Pricie Hanna of John R. Starr, Inc. has prepared in-depth reports analyzing the markets for absorbent products in key countries/regions throughout the world and the important materials used in them. More

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Asahi Kasei to establish spunbond manufacturing company
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Asahi Kasei Fibers will establish a subsidiary in Thailand for the manufacture and sale of spunbond nonwovens. The disposable diaper market in Asia is forecasted to continue to grow at a high rate, and the new subsidiary will enable Asahi Kasei Fibers to significantly expand business in the Asian market for materials for disposable diapers and other hygienic products, with a new 20,000 ton/year Eltas spunbond plant scheduled to begin production in September 2012. More

JM Nonwovens moves a step forward in sustainable solutions
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Johns Manville Nonwovens Europe is running extensive programs to boost the use of raw materials from renewable resources and from recycling streams for its products. "We are clear about our responsibility and recently launched intensive R&D and capital expenditure programs in this area," said Martin Kleinebrecht, head of Product Management and Technology for JM's European Nonwovens business. More

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