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Nonwoven polypropylene helped contain 2010's catastrophic oil spill in Gulf of Mexico
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BP's Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded in April 2010. Among the many materials and devices used to protect the sensitive Gulf Coast from history's largest oil spill are adsorbent 'booms' primarily made from polypropylene nonwovens. These booms basically consist of a nonwoven tube filled with a number of different polypropylene materials, primarily made from a process known as melt blowing. The booms are laid down in the water and their properties attract and adsorb the oil from the water better than any other known similar product. More

Feel the stretch
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Make no mistake. Baby boomers are not going to wear adult incontinence products that are not comfortable, breathable, soft, quiet and aesthetically pleasing. And parents want diapers with the same qualities so their babies are comfortable and have the freedom to move and play. As the hygiene market increasingly demands these attributes, other sectors such as medical and safety apparel are waking up to the awesome benefits of stretch for nonwovens. And the nonwovens industry is heeding the call. More

Raw materials woes
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Packaging professionals have had a lot to worry about in recent months. Rising raw materials costs have been high on the list of concerns. While packaging adhesives may be seen as secondary raw materials to the industry, many of the factors driving adhesives prices higher are also affecting primary packaging raw materials, like resins, films and bottles. Understanding the forces behind the recent cost inflation can help packaging professionals better prepare for the challenges of potential supply disruptions and certain rising costs that lie ahead. More

Technical textiles and the baby diaper market
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Technical textiles (used for applications other than clothing and furnishing) are a high growth category in India and globally. They are used extensively in agriculture, buildings, health care, roads, sports, aviation and so on. Technical textiles segment for healthcare and hygiene is growing at 11 percent annually thanks to increasing health consciousness and rising disposable incomes. More

The Asian nonwovens industry
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It is no secret that nonwovens are developed for new market applications virtually every day. Just in the area of disposable products, they qualify today for a seemingly infinite number of end-uses. For decades, nonwovens were produced only in the West, thanks to the advanced machinery used by Western nonwovens suppliers. But, as in almost every other sector of the textile industry, cutting-edge machinery has also arrived in Asia. More

SCA buys stake in Turkish diaper maker
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European hygiene leader SCA is acquiring 50 percent of the Turkish hygiene products company Komili from Yıldız Holding, which is the largest food group in Turkey. The purchase price was reported at SEK 308 million ($48 million) on a debt-free basis. Komili is currently the fourth largest producer of baby diapers and feminine care products in Turkey and the company also has operations in associated product areas such as wet wipes, soaps and shampoo. Moving forward, Komili will operate as a joint venture between SCA and Yıldız Holding. More

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Buckeye Technologies to shut down nonwovens facility by 2012 end    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Buckeye Technologies, a producer and supplier of nonwoven materials and specialty fibers, declared that it intends to shut down its airlaid nonwovens plant located in Delta, British Colombia, Canada, by the end of fiscal year 2012. More

Insulation Materials to distribute innovative green building insulation
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Insulation Materials, a leading supplier of thermal insulation and moisture protection products has announced it will distribute EnGuard® GlassFree Insulation. EnGuard™ is an innovative thermal and acoustic insulation manufactured from high performance polyester fibers. These fibers are made from 50 percent recycled post consumer PET including recycled water and soda bottles. More

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