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


Restoring consumer continence
Nonwovens Industry
The global incontinence care market, which includes absorbent products such as disposable underwear, adult diapers and under pads, has been growing throughout the last decade. In fact double-digit growth rates have been seen in the absorbent products segment, which accounts for more than 90 percent of all incontinence care product revenues.
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Uncertain trends ease over textile machinery sector
The impact and veil of recessionary trends prevailing in the global markets, over textile machinery producers since the last four years, seems to have eased a bit. Most of the global textile machine manufacturers had been hit hard since the unfolding of the economic crisis in 2008, which had led to a sharp drop in new textile sector investments.
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Glatfelter to acquire specialty nonwovens manufacturer Dresden Papier
Glatfelter, a global manufacturer of specialty papers and fiber-based engineered materials, recently announced it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase Dresden Papier GmbH from Fortress Paper Ltd. for €160 million (approximately U.S.$209 million). Glatfelter expects the acquisition to be immediately accretive to earnings per share by approximately $0.25 on an annualized basis.
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  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.

Biodegradable diapers from recycled cardboard
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a process that enables recycled paper and cardboard to be used as a raw material for nonwovens. Hygiene and home care products, such as diapers, sanitary napkins and cleaning cloths, are among the many items that can be manufactured from the biodegradable nonwovens. The manufacturing costs of cardboard-based nonwovens are around 20 percent lower than for nonwovens produced from wood raw materials. The forest industry will be among those likely to benefit from new business opportunities opened up by nonwovens based on recycled paper and cardboard.
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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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Paper Mill Grade Costing

For more than 20 years, 3C Software has provided our Pulp & Paper customers a modeling solution that delivers:
- Standard and Actual Grade Costing by Paper Machine
- Grade Run and Reel Specific Analysis
- Recipe Management, Expense Allocations, and Rate Build-up
- Forward Looking Planning Tools
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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.

Intro to Nonwovens Tutorial at NETInc Conference
Monday, April 29, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
(Part of NETInc Innovative Nonwovens Conference, April 29 - May 1, in Atlanta, Ga.)

Lead by Benoit Maze, Research Professor at the Nonwovens Institute at NC State University

As far as business segments that are growing and vibrant, the Nonwovens industry certainly meets those criteria. But Nonwovens means different things to different people. The Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University will share an insightful tutorial about the industry, what it includes, which areas are mature and which are growing.

The NETInc Innovative Nonwovens Conference , April 29 - May 1, 2013 in Atlanta, Ga., is the only technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help you understand the innovation behind the science and how it impacts the market.

The Complete Program is now available and includes additional topics such as: Nanotechnology, Binders and Additives, Building Sciences, Health Care and Medical Applications for Nonwovens, Manufacturing Technology, and Process Management Technology. With several focused tracks, NETInc offers peer reviewed papers, expert speakers, and exclusive networking opportunities. NETInc participants can also enjoy the full PaperCon program and exhibits, Tissue360 Forum, RPTA P-T Seminar and the OpEx Reliability Workshop with their registration. Learn more about NETInc.

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Teijin launches PET nonwoven
Japanese chemical and pharmaceutical company firm Teijin has launched a nonwoven synthetic paper produced from recycled polyethylene terephthalate bottles.
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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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Geotextiles market to reach $6.3 billion by 2017, driven by demand from emerging Asian economies
Geotextiles are permeable textile materials which are designed for use in civil engineering applications such as erosion control, soil stabilization, reinforcement, separation and drainage. The use of geotextiles can save money by considerably reducing construction times, material costs and the costs of maintaining structures. As per textiles, geotextiles form part of a group of materials known as geosynthetics, together with geogrids, geonets, geomembranes and geocomposites.
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Infection control market expected to reach $14 billion by 2017
Becker's Hospital Review
The global infection control market is expected to grow approximately 6 percent annually from $10.5 billion in 2012 to $14 billion by 2017, according to a MarketsandMarkets report. The report looks at sterilization (heat, chemical, radiation and filtration) and disinfection (disinfectors, endoscope reprocessing, disinfectants, medical nonwovens and disinfectant wipes) technologies. In addition, the report presents data on sterilization services market, including hospital sterilization services, and sterilization applications market, including medical devices and food.
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Spuntech shares up on takeover rumor
Nonwovens Industry
According to a report by Israeli news outlet Globes, shares of spunlace maker NR Spuntech Industries have increased 50 percent this year following a takeover bid from one of its competitors. The business news website did not hint at which competitor had issued the bid, but industry insiders speculate it could be fellow Israeli spunlace maker Albaad Industries. Such a move would increase Albaad's manufacturing footprint in the U.S. where it currently operates a converting operation known as AFG Wipes in Winston-Salem, N.C.
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