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Nonwoven fibers: Flexing with innovation
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In nonwovens, there seems to be two things on everyone's minds - costs and environmental impact of the final product - and fiber suppliers are addressing both of these issues with a range of new products. When it comes to costs, fiber suppliers are generally guided by the economic principles of supply and demand. This dependence rocked the cotton market last year when lower supply could not keep up with demand, driving pricing higher than ever and forcing many nonwovens users to change direction. Higher prices have also been the case with petroleum-based fibers and resins like polyester and polypropylene, which have felt the impact of higher crude oil prices. In these areas, fiber makers are trying to develop innovative products to add value or to allow their customers to achieve more with less. More

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Nonwovens features for skin contact wet wipes
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Convenience has always been a major reason for the success of wet wipes. The other key feature for users is performance, whether cleansing a baby's bottom, removing makeup or any of the other targeted tasks. Now, more than ever, wet wipes for skin contact continue their path of market growth driven by performance. More

Dow launches nonwovens technology platform for RHOPLEX ECONEXT acrylic binders for North American market
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The Dow Chemical Company announced the introduction of its technology platform for RHOPLEX ECONEXT Acrylic Binders for the North American hygiene and medical market. This series of low and ultra-low formaldehyde binders allows companies an opportunity to manufacture end-use nonwoven products with minimal levels of formaldehyde and comply with the industry's most stringent standards. More

A $1 billion opportunity for technical textiles in health care, highlights IKS Report via The Sacramento Bee    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The health care sector currently stands at $40 billion and is estimated to reach a size of $142 billion by 2020. Technical textiles is expected to benefit immensely from this growth. This is because the technical textiles usage by the health care sector is expected to rise to $1 billion by 2016-17 from $409 million. These details are highlighted in the latest report on "Apparel and Fashion Accessories Industry" launched by IndiaMART Knowledge Services, an in-house research unit at, exclusively for small and medium enterprises. More

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Freudenberg's Evolon gains traction in transportation industries
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Evolon, Freudenberg's microfilament spunlace nonwovens, can be specially adapted to the requirements of industries that need to move sensitive parts from one place to another. Evolon's extremely soft and smooth surface protects highly sensitive surfaces and avoids microscratches or texture transfer. Evolon is also extremely strong and may be used to pack and transport very heavy parts, according to Christophe Schlienger, technical packaging market manager of Freudenberg Evolon. More

Pakistan textile sector mulls investment in solar energy
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The textile industry in Pakistan is seriously considering solar energy as a viable option to keep their business running in the midst of severe power and gas shortages afflicting the country. The ongoing power and gas crisis has severely affected production in Pakistan's export-oriented textile and garment sector. More

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More materials being recycled
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People can now recycle mattresses, carpets and bulky plastics at most of Devon County Council's recycling centres. The items are processed by SITA UK, which took over the running of all the centres last month, excluding Maclins Quarry in South Molton and Deepmoor at Torrington. Around 60 tonnes of carpets and 32 tonnes of mattresses have been recycled, which would have gone to landfill. Carpets are processed into a nonwoven geotextile fleece underlay that is used in land remediation and civil engineering projects, while plastics, such as garden furniture, are transformed into new products such as plastic pipes, bumpers and interior fittings for cars. More

Domtar acquires EAM: A perfect match?
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EAM is a small, hydrogen bonded airlaid producer, initially founded as part of Rayonier in 2001 for the main purpose of selling fluff pulp. Rayonier developed the hydrogen bonding technology, and created a business plan to commercialize airlaid core for baby diapers. This plan called for a larger airlaid plant to be built within three years using 100,000 metric tons of fluff pulp. Aside from selling pulp, this plan would have multiplied Rayonier's profit margin by three to four times. More

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