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On all levels, consolidation reigns in nonwovens
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In October, the big news shaking the nonwovens industry was the sale of Ahlstrom's wipes business to Suominen (this news was so big, in fact, it broke records for the most read news story on www.nonwovens-industry.com) and what it means for the global wipes market. Now, the big news is the rapid rate of consolidation throughout the nonwovens supply chain. A run down of these news stories includes the sale of machinery specialist NSC to Andritz, Indorama buying Wellman's PET business, Unicharm buying a Vietnamese fem hy maker and SCA's purchase of a Brazilian incontinence maker. More

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Texas Tech University involves high school students in nonwovens research
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The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech University has made history for the Technical Association of Pulp and Paper Industry's nonwovens division due to the university's involvement of high school students in its cotton nonwovens research. Kahan Chavda, a senior from St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas; Aarav Chavda, a junior from St. Mark's School of Texas; Ronald Kendall Jr., a senior from Lubbock Coronado High School; and Luke Kitten, a senior from Lubbock Trinity High School, participated in the research. More

Eco-friendly bag manufacturing unit opened
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A bunch of enthusiastic women encircled the machine that was the cynosure of all eyes and watched with heightened curiosity as it began to churn out non-woven eco-friendly bags at the slight push of a button. More



Reinventing the wheel
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Rick Jezzi writes, "In the last few years I have had the opportunity to conduct many prior art searches for clients mostly in the materials and product areas for disposable absorbents. Even though these searches were tedious, it was interesting to observe the trends that have evolved not only in the technology base itself, but in the strategy used by various companies." More

Zenith Fibre to expand polypropylene fiber capacity
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Company is set to commission an additional capacity of 5,400 tonnes per annum by March 2012. Eyeing an increased presence in the technical and nonwoven textiles industry, Zenith Fibre is looking at expanding its polypropylene staple fiber manufacturing capacity. More

Geotextiles in pipeline construction
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Pipelines carrying oil, gas or sewage traverse all kinds of topology, including areas with high water tables, flood plains, marshes, tidal areas, rivers and lakes. These watery environments can cause pipes to float, so standard pipeline construction includes weights made of concrete, steel rebar and lifting hooks, welded wire mesh and fabric to protect the pipe from abrasion. More



Freudenberg North America implements environmental processes, increases workforce
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Freudenberg North America LP - the North American holding company for Germany -based Freudenberg & Co. KG; and a provider of nonwovens, filters, release agents, lubricants, seals and vibration control technology components to the automotive, aerospace, medical, energy and chemical, pharmaceutical, construction and oil and gas industries, among others - reports its recyclable product innovations have generated business and enabled five of its companies to increase their workforces. More

ThermaFreeze pads
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The days of last minute ice runs are over, not to mention the strategic packing of clunky ice packs and the airing out of damp coolers, thanks to the new ThermaFreeze pads, a product for commercial and now consumer use. ThermaFreeze pads are capable of cooling anything from payloads to lunch pails, and will give your customers the flexibility they need, wrapping around bottles and boxes and providing more room for better packing options. More

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