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


Foreign investment reshapes Chinese disposables market
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As the Chinese nonwovens industry awaits significant investments to come onstream, market watchdogs are eager to see how an unprecedented number of new and sophisticated spunbond lines will reshape the market. These investments, being made by local and international companies, alike are considered a must for anyone who wants to do business in China. More

General Nonwovens expands production
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Turkish company General Nonwovens - a producer of polyester and polypropylene based spunbond nonwovens - has invested in a new production facility in Kilis, Turkey. The new facility, which is 60 km from General Nonwovens existing location Gaziantep, is to produce a new fabric type to add to the company’s product portfolio. More

Ahlstrom revises its outlook for 2012 net sales and operating profit
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Ahlstrom's sales volume development during the remainder of the year is expected to be weaker than the company had earlier estimated due to lower than expected demand in key markets the company said. Demand has been reduced due to the continued slowdown especially in the economies in Europe. In addition, recovery in China has been delayed. Ahlstrom anticipates that its net sales and operating profit excluding non-recurring items for 2012 will be lower than the company had previously estimated. 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

Fiber technology designed to limit hospital acquired infections
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A development-stage company is offering a proven antimicrobial technology to make surgical privacy curtains bacteria resistant, cutting down on hospital acquired infections, a problem that is responsible for 100,000 deaths per year in the U.S. alone. This technology, intrinsic to the fiber, has been developed by PurThread, a Durham, N.C. company founded by former head of Foss Manufacturing, Steve Foss. Beyond medical applications, the technology has potential in consumer, military and industrial applications. More

Elastomers help aircraft noise insulation structures
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At the IKV institute of plastics processing colloquium in Aachen, Germany, in March, IKV researcher Arne Böttcher won the prize for studies in fiber reinforced plastics. Böttcher has developed acoustically optimized sandwich structures with integrated elastomer layers for large aircraft interior parts. 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

SPV becomes world's largest viscose fiber plant
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Lenzing successfully conducted a test run of its fifth production line at its Indonesian subsidiary PT South Pacific Viscose in October. With an additional nominal capacity of 80,000 tons of viscose fibers per annum, the annual total capacity of SPV will increase to 320,000 tons once Line 5 has been fully launched. More

Vita Nonwovens acquired by management
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Supplier Vita Nonwovens in High Point, N.C., has completed a management buyout of the business from Vitafoam Inc., a division of London-based Vita Group. The company manufactures textile and fiber products for use in the mattress and furniture industries, as well as those for hygiene, automotive, filtration and building applications. 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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Project feasibility report on needle punch nonwovens
Fibre 2 Fashion    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article - the niche b-to-b online global portal for the technical textile and nonwovens industry is pleased to announce the release of "Needle Punch Nonwoven Project Feasibility Report." This comprehensive report will help those interested in setting up a needle punch nonwoven business, by guiding on the investment required and also in choosing the appropriate technology, whether European, Taiwanese or Chinese. More

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