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Nonwovens: Growing rapidly in packaging
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At the recent Index 11 conference and exhibition in Geneva, Dr. George Kellie, Director of Kellie Solutions Ltd, was able to report on the growth of nonwovens in packaging. In-depth market research by Kellie Solutions revealed that the market has grown by over 25 percent in the five years since 2005. Some sectors such as multi-trip retail packaging have shown stellar growth figures - well in excess of the trend average. More

US demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging to hit $9.2 billion in 2015
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U.S. demand for meat, poultry and seafood packaging will increase 3.0 percent per annum to $9.2 billion in 2015. Gains will be fueled by expanding meat, poultry and seafood production, as well as increasing export opportunities to countries such as Japan and Chile. Packaging demand will also be stimulated by the ongoing shift to case-ready packaging by many retailers as a means of reducing in-store labor costs. Case-ready packaging generally uses more expensive trays and high barrier films, thus bolstering value gains. More

Nanofiber patch could regenerate dead areas of heart
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When someone has a heart attack, the cells in the affected area of the heart die off, and the damage can't be repaired. In the not-so-distant future, however, that may not be the case. Engineers from Rhode Island's Brown University, working with colleagues in India, have created a carbon nanofiber patch that has been shown to regenerate heart cells. It is hoped that such patches could eventually be placed on the heart, like a Band-Aid, to regrow dead areas. More

Andritz sells 3 lines in China
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Andritz Perfojet has sold three lines in China in recent months, confirming its position as a leading supplier of spunlace technology. One of the lines, to BG Filter Group, is being billed as the largest hydroentanglement line the world has ever seen. At 6.6 meters, it is a full 1.6 meters wider than any known existing line. The capacity on this line will be 19,000 tons per year and it will be able to run polypropylene and polyester continuous monofilaments. It is scheduled for start up early next year. More

Fiberweb buys Agro company
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Nonwovens manufacturer Fiberweb has acquired Tubex, the parent company of the Tubex Group of companies. The deal, said to be worth $7.1 million, will be funded by a combination of cash, $5.4 million, as well as the transfer of $2.5 million worth of Fiberweb shares to existing Tubex shareholders. More

Ahlstrom to increase transportation filtration material capacity in Louveira, Brazil
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Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, will invest into additional capacity in transportation filtration materials at its site in Louveira, Brazil. The investment will be completed in the first quarter of 2012. "We have been pleased to grow with our key customers and as a commitment to the filtration business we are expanding the operation. This is another important step in our global growth roadmap where we have strengthened our global platform in Europe, Asia, and now in South America. We will continue to keep our focus on our markets in all four geographies - enabling Ahlstrom to be a global supplier in the filtration market with a full offering of filter media," states Gary Blevins, Vice President, Transportation Filtration. More

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An investigation into the determinants of labor intensive exports by the developing countries
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The role of export-oriented garment and textile industry on overall economic development is widely recognized. While some of the developing countries such as, China, Vietnam and Bangladesh have been highly successful in exporting highly labor intensive garment and textiles products, not all of the developing countries have been equally successful in exporting garment and textiles. The performance of developing countries in exporting these highly labor-intensive products is in fact, highly heterogeneous. More

Fabrics that whet the appetite
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The secret to their success is evident as soon as you walk into the building. Nestled among the palms of Southern California, you will not find this is a typical textile operation. This is a 'gourmet' knitting mill. No t-shirts or sweaters here. The same machinery used in the production of apparel has been adapted to the food industry. More

Roll and Web Defect Terminology, Second Edition

The new Roll and Web Defect Terminology - 2nd Edition by R. Duane Smith describes defects commonly found in paper, film, Nonwoven webs and wound rolls. This edition has been expanded to include defects from processes that did not exist when the first edition was written 15 years ago. This new book is a "Must Have" communication tool for suppliers and their customers to assist in the identification and elimination of Roll and Web Defects. This industry resource was written and edited by 22 Industry Experts with over 500 years of web handling and winding experience along with sixteen contributing editors. Each of the 224 defects has concise information which provides:
• A description of the defect
• An illustration of the defect
• The synonyms or "Also Known As" terms commonly used
• Cross references for these synonyms in index
• Common causes of the defect
• Common remedies of the defect
• Other sources of information published on the defect
TAPPI newest publication, ‘Roll and Web Defect Terminology’, 2nd Edition has already been recognized by web producing and converting industry experts as the most comprehensive reference guide available for addressing roll and web defects.

Product code: 0101R318
ISBN: 1595101381
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