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Spunlace showdown
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During the past decade, the spunlace market has grown steadily with investments around the world. Now that the era of explosive growth is over, many of this market's leaders are favoring efficiency and flexibility over large investment initiatives. While new investment is not over - not by a long shot - many of the market's largest players are making sure their businesses are able to give their customers in the wipes market what they want. "There is never a dull moment in the spunlace market - we see changes in the supply and the demand and adjust our business accordingly," said Noora Blasi, spokeswoman for Ahlstrom. More

India achieves phenomenal growth in nonwovens
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India has achieved remarkable growth of 367 percent in textile nonwovens in the past five years, according to Ian Butler, Director of Market Research of the USA-based Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry. In a telephonic interview Ian Butler said India has witnessed phenomenal growth in the nonwoven sector in recent past. This sector is expected to grow at a rapid rate. Butler estimates India's nonwoven production to be about 125,000 to 140,000 metric tons. He stated although he has not undertaken the market research, through sources he estimates India's production to be in the above range. More

Flexible packaging revenues expected to grow 8.1 percent in 2011
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Based on a continuing economic recovery, the U.S. flexible packaging industry is expected to see sales grow to over $27.5 billion or about 8.1 percent in 2011, according to a state-of-the-industry presentation by William Burke, president and COO, Nordenia USA, and chairman of the Flexible Packaging Association. That is about $2 billion more than in 2010 and nearly $4 billion above the severe dip in industry activity during 2008. More

Honeywell to provide integrated controls for major pulp facility in China
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Honeywell will supply the integrated control system for ZhanJiang Chenming Pulp and Paper Company's new 700,000 ton-per-year pulp facility in China's Guangdong Province. The integrated solution – which includes an array of Honeywell's highest-profile technologies for the process industries – is expected to help Chenming increase its production while promoting the delivery of high-quality paper products. More unveils diaper project report for Indian market
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With increase in GDP and purchasing power, the Indian market for diapers is expected to increase significantly. According to a renowned diaper consultant, the world consumption of baby diapers will be approximately 15,000 per second by 2025. Since, India is the second largest country in terms of population, the potential for consumption of diapers in India is huge. More

Celanese announces emulsions price increase in Americas
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Celanese Corporation, a global technology and specialty materials company and a global leader in emulsion polymers, announced it will increase the price of all emulsions sold in the Americas effective April 1, or as contracts allow. The increase will be as follows: vinyl acetate homopolymers by $0.03 per pound, vinyl acetate ethylene emulsions by $0.03 per pound, vinyl acrylic emulsions by $0.05 per pound and pure acrylic emulsions by $0.09 per pound. More

3-D woven reinforcements update
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In composite structures, the reduction in material properties due to delamination between plies has long been a major concern. Key properties such as compression strength-after-impact are particularly sensitive to delamination-related failure mechanisms. These concerns, along with the desire to facilitate efficient out-of-autoclave manufacturing processes, have driven the development of three-dimensional fiber reinforcements. More

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World of Wipes addresses industry challenges
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The current challenges facing the global wipes business, ranging from the instability of raw materials to the environmental 'friendliness' of finished products, will be the focus of the upcoming World of Wipes International Conference, set for June 14–16 at the Grand Hyatt Buckhead in Atlanta. More

New 'space glue' developed
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Researchers at Kansas State University say they've developed a new kind of adhesive that may someday be a staple item in every astronaut's toolbox. The adhesive made from peptides - a compound containing two or more amino acids that link together - gains more and more strength as moisture is removed, making it a perfect adhesive for use in the vacuum of space, a KSU release reported recently. More

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