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Ambitious investment plans by a nonwovens leader
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At a meeting held on Nov. 22, the Board of Directors of Companhia Providência Indústria e Comércio, a leader in the manufacture and sale of nonwovens in Brazil with a significant presence in the Americas and operating globally, approved investments of up to $120 million incorporating two production lines, as well as other related assets, one of which to be installed in Brazil and the other in the United States, each one with an installed capacity of 20,000 tons of nonwovens destined for markets manufacturing disposable hygienic and medical disposable end-uses products. The production lines are expected to go into operation in the first half of 2012, resulting in an increase of 40 percent in the company's total installed capacity. More

Shine the light!
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Do you know a fellow TAPPI member whose work in the nonwovens industry deserves a moment in the spotlight? If so, why not help them get the recognition they deserve by nominating them today for TAPPI's special online feature, Member Spotlight. This unique and popular monthly website segment profiles individual members, their career highlights and contributions to our profession, and offers otherwise unknown tidbits about their personal interests and accomplishments. Members featured thus far include Chuck Klass, Rick Croker, Richard Olsen, Max Moskal, Sandy Sharp, Dick Target, Jeff Smith and Andy Jones. Isn't it time for that special member to shine? Nomination forms are available via the TAPPI website and can be emailed to for consideration. Have questions? Simply use the same email address and we will get back to you promptly.

Not just winding, but printing too
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A.Celli Nonwovens has finalized a new project with a leading European breathable textile backsheet producer for the supply of a multi-functional lamination line with printing capabilities. Celli will supply two non-stop unwind stands, one for PE film and the otherfor spunbond/meltblown nonwovens. More

Nice-Pak products goes zero landfill
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Nice-Pak Products Inc., a global leader in the manufacture of wet wipe products, has announced the transformation of its Mooresville, Ind., manufacturing plant into a "ZeroLandfill" facility. The plant now converts excess waste into energy that produces steam heat for the City of Indianapolis. Prior to this transformation, the plant had been sending 4200 tons of waste per year to landfills. More

Freudenberg nonwovens increases prices for polyester spunlaids
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Facing increase in raw material prices Freudenberg Nonwovens will adjust global prices for polyester spunlaids between 6-10 percent valid from Jan. 1, 2011. "We are a global company with regional market focus, therefore we cope with the price increase on a regional level," said Lin Gowming, general manager at Freudenberg Far Eastern Spunweb, Taiwan. More

Leigh Fibers: Top 10 ways to make waste work for you
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A free white paper from Leigh Fibers explains the Top 10 ways a manufacturer can turn scrap into useful raw materials, with big benefits for the environment and the company's bottom line. The white paper, 'Waste Should Not Be Wasted - The Top 10 Ways To Make It Work For You,' looks at waste from different perspectives, some of them often overlooked. Among these are material reclamation, disposal costs, and new product development, marketing, and liability issues. Several 'how-to' tips are also included. More

Proctor & Gamble sets $2.5 billion expansion
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Procter & Gamble (P&G) said it would expand its Philippine operations through an additional $2.5 billion investment. On the sidelines of its 75th anniversary celebration, Jamie Endaya, P&G Philippines public relations manager, told reporters that the company would hire about 100 more people in the next two years to ramp up manufacturing operations at its Cabuyao, Laguna facility. P&G Philippines has about 1,300 employees. "We would upgrade some lines so that we would have capacity to produce more," Endaya said. He said production of disposable diaper brand Pampers is among those that would be expanded, mainly to supply domestic demand. More

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Surat, India to bridge divide between traditional and smart textiles
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The biggest textile hub in India; Surat is expected to undergo a generational change in the textile products it has been churning out since decades. For the first time, the entrepreneurs of the city are planning a foray in to a new generation of smart textiles. More

Automation and standards bring new life to an old machine
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Curt G. Joa Inc., Sheboygan Falls, Wis., is a builder of web converting machinery for manufacturers of disposable diapers and other household and medical paper products. Recently, a diaper manufacturer approached Curt G. Joa Inc. to help upgrade a converting machine that was outdated and increasingly expensive to fix. "Fifteen years ago, when this converting system was made, it was considered top-of-the-line," says Kevin Zeinemann, electrical engineering manager at Joa. "But at that time, plant-floor information was not a priority as it is today, when executives look for production data to help them make business decisions." More

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