Overview and prospect of the feminine hygiene market in 2010
Nonwovens Industry Share
In 2010, the Chinese sanitary napkins/panty liners market continued to grow rapidly. According to the statistics by the China National Household Paper Industry Association (CNHPIA), the output of sanitary napkins was about 67.7 billion pieces and the sales volume was 60.9 billion pieces. The producers' sales revenue was about 16.44 billion yuan (calculated in accordance with average producer price, that is, 0.27yuan/pcs). The consumption volume was 54.8 billion pieces, up 6.6 percent than 2009. The market penetration rate was 82.3 percent. The output of panty liners was 31.8 billion pieces and the sales volume was 29.5 billion pieces.
Innovative Nonwovens Conference speakers announced
TAPPI is pleased to announce that the preliminary speaker line-up for the 2011 NETInc Conference (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) is now available to view online at www.netincevent.org. Unlike other nonwovens events, TAPPI's NET Division (Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists) has developed a conference that has content created for-and by-individuals in the industry. The peer-review process means you will be hearing the latest and greatest from the best in the industry. This year’s program will feature a Filtration Tutorial as well as emerging technologies, technical sessions, and invited speakers. Register today and save!
Fibertect textile wipe receives additional funding from the US military
Southwest Farm Press Share
Fibertect nonwoven textile wipe, developed at Texas Tech University (TTU) and invented by Dr. Seshadri Ramkumar of TTU, has received additional funding from the U.S. Army. A press release from TTU noted that Fibertect wipe research which is a part of a major research program by the Zumwalt Program at TTU has received continued support to enhance its applications. More
Precision Fabrics introduces new bedding products
Textile World Magazine Share
Greensboro, N.C.-based Precision Fabrics Group Inc. - a manufacturer of woven and nonwoven fabrics for aerospace, military, medical, industrial and protective apparel, among other applications - has introduced two new bedding products. The company now offers allergen-barrier mattress and pillow encasements made using tightly woven Pristine® fabric. The fabric has micro-pores that prevent penetration by dust particles, dust mites and associated allergens but allow air and moisture vapor to pass through, thereby remaining soft and breathable. More
Buying your first disposable diaper machine the right way
Nonwovens Industry Share
Let us review some of the important steps that need to be checked before you rush with your hard earned money to place your first purchase to an equipment vendor; let's review the common mistakes usually committed by most first timers. Let's start with a few key steps. More
One-shot molding of self-gripping fasteners
Kunststoffe International Share
Inter-mold is a one-shot injection-molding process for making parts along with the designated gripping areas. The tiny hooks of the self-gripping fasteners produced by Aplix S.A., based in Le Cellier, France, are integrated directly into the molded parts. The molded parts not only are esthetically appealing; the molding process, which utilizes fixed and adjustable mold inserts, also eliminates the tedious gluing on of loop-and-hook fasteners. Compatible plastic resins include polypropylene, polyethylene, polyamide, polyacetal and thermoplastic elastomers. The hooks are also shaped to be compatible with nonwoven, woven and knitted fabrics. More
Greener mill after upgrade
The Border Mail Share
Babies' nappies and medical and cleaning fabrics will be produced in a more environmentally friendly way thanks to a $6.5 million upgrade of Kimberly-Clark's mill in Australia. The U.S.-owned company recently announced it would spend $65 million across its three factories in Albury, Ingleburn (Sydney) and Millicent, near Mount Gambier. More
Italian machinery exports up 37 percent
Exports of Italian machinery have risen 37 percent during the first quarter of 2011, compared with the same period last year, according to the Association of Italian Textile Machinery Manufacturers (ACIMIT). Compared with growth during 2010, the number of Italian exports has increased by 27 percent. More
Shortage of technical workers hinders development of textile industry
People Daily Share
The shortage of technical workers has become a key obstacle preventing the textile industry from growing stronger, an official with the China National Textile Industry Council (CNTAC) said recently. Half of the country's key production positions lack technical workers as 70 percent of the front-line workers are farmer-turned workers who are liable to change jobs, CNTAC vice president Xu Kunyuan said at a national vocational skills competition press release. More
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