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Representing leading machinery manufacturers, we provide extrusion, melt filtration, blending for all fiber applications including recycling.


Asia to account for over 50 percent of global nonwoven fabric production by 2020    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Over half the world's nonwoven fabrics will be produced in Asia by 2020, according to a report from Textiles Intelligence. The business information company's study highlighted that between 2001 and 2011 production more or less trebled, and as a result Asia accounted for over 40 percent of global nonwoven fabric production last year. More

P&G releases new fiber sourcing goals for tissue-towel and absorbent hygiene products
Nonwovens Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Procter & Gamble Company announced new fiber sourcing goals for the pulp it purchases for its tissue-towel, baby care, and feminine hygiene brands. These new goals help deliver progress toward P&G's long-term environmental sustainability vision, which includes having all products and packaging made from 100% sustainably sourced renewable or recycled materials. The new fiber sourcing goals, developed in collaboration with World Wildlife Fund, will be published in P&G's 2012 Sustainability Report. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use
Enhance your on-site wastewater treatment. Systems from Layne provide clean, re-useable water supplies from your waste stream. Improve plant performance while reducing energy use and discharge. Layne’s membrane bioreactors are available as complete systems or as retro-fits to your existing biological treatment system. more

Graniteville Specialty Fabrics adds technical coating line
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Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, Graniteville, S.C. - a provider of specialty coatings and custom coated fabrics for tent, awning, marine, military and other applications - has purchased a high-speed 119-inch working-width technical coating line featuring advanced fabric measuring and control technology. The new line will provide expanded width options for coated woven, knit and nonwoven fabrics as well as films. More

Lenzing fibers certified as compostable
Specialty Fabrics Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Nonwovens made from Lenzing Tencel® and Viscose® fibers are based on a renewable raw material: wood. The Lenzing Group, headquartered in Austria, has closed the biological circle on its nonwoven household wipes, which the Belgian certification company Vincotte has declared suitable for both industrial and individual garden composting. More

TAPPI Reach-In Chamber
The Parameter Series 7911 40 cu. ft. is specifically designed for accurate humidity and temperature control for TAPPI applications. This test chamber is designed to accurately produce the conditions required for applications such as stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC, and vapor transmission.

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Softness, Stiffness & Elasticity Testing
Our OPUS instruments provide simple and fast non-destructive ultrasonic measurement of softness, stiffness and elasticity for non-wovens, plastics, paper and other materials. The data provides unique information that can be used in process and quality control, performance prediction and product development. MORE
Optimize your production flow!
FlexLink specializes in components and turnkey solutions specifically for the paper converting industry. Our patented Dynamic Flow Concept, among other solutions, will reduce accumulation; improve operator access, machine, and floor utilization. We take pride in the quality of our systems and ensure you'll have high up-time and little maintenance. More info

Automotive fabrics market continues to grow
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The use of textiles in the automotive industry is set for significant growth, according to a new report from the business information company Textiles Intelligence and knitted and woven fabrics will continueto dominate. More

A new dawn for the UK textile industry?
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As a new report claims that manufacturing textiles and clothing in the U.K. is once again commercially viable, the secretary of state for business, innovation and skills Vince Cable has lent his support to the U.K. textile manufacturing sector, saying he believes there is huge potential for the industry. More

Control Tension the Easy Way

With its easy-to-navigate graphic user interface, the SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller will have your machine operators maintaining the right tension for your web process in no time.
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Polypropylene to surpass its 4.4 percent average annual growth rate globally as innovation drives growth in Europe    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Innovation, in the period through to 2016, is pushing up sales of polypropylene in Europe in the face of fierce inter-polymer competition and slow economic growth, as per a study by Applied Market Information Ltd. Packaging applications will account for the largest volume of growth despite weak consumer spending and competitive pressures. More

Ahlstrom opens medical plant in China
Nonwovens Industry    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Ahlstrom has inaugurated its new production facility in Longkou, Shandong Province, in eastern China. The plant is a joint venture together with Longkou Yulong Paper Co. Ltd, and produces medical papers used for sterilization wraps and masking tape base papers for the building industry in the Asian market. More

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