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Proctor & Gamble continues to lead UK diaper market
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According to a report published by Companies and Markets, the U.K. baby diaper market saw a sales growth of 5 percent through 2011, with increases driven mainly by inflation and the strong performance of private label brands. Volume growth was relatively modest at 1 percent in 2011 with cash-strapped consumers using the same diaper for longer time periods a trend that was reflected in a 5 percent rise in diaper rash treatments to £5 million 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

The sticking point: Adhesives replace more conventional fasteners
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If performance is a driving factor, it is more than likely that there is a tendency toward using composites in conjunction with other materials to bring about an overall improvement to a system. The trouble with all this is that it adds another variable to the mix: complexity. More materials means having to cope with differing thermal expansion, fatigue properties, failure modes... the list goes on. Bringing materials together used to about over-engineering, using a steel M12, M6 or M4 bolt that you knew was going to deliver. More

Taiwan institute develops 'smart diapers' for adult patients
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Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute and manufacturers have come up with a diaper for adults that can send a signal to caregivers when it is wet. A sensing and monitoring component has been embedded into the diaper so that when it becomes wet, it can send message to a cellphone or computer via wireless transmission, Chuang Wei-che, a research and development official at the ITRI, said recently. 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

Air filtration expected to be a game changer in protecting swine from disease
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Researchers working on behalf of the Canadian Swine Health Board are confident the use of air filtration has the potential to be a game changer when it comes to protecting swine from airborne viruses. More

Topics announced for Innovative Nonwovens Conference
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TAPPI is pleased to announce the call for papers for the 2013 NETInc Technical Program. NETInc stands for the Innovative Nonwovens Conference, organized by the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division of TAPPI. NETInc is the perfect forum for a new constituency of industry and academic researchers, the professionals from the nonwovens and affiliated industries and the academic community to enable connections and synergies that support capability development and innovation for industry growth. More

US demand for wipes to reach $2.5 billion in 2016
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Demand for wipes in the U.S. is forecast to rise 5.1 percent per year to $2.5 billion in 2016. Sales of wipes will be aided by ongoing improvements in the economy. Wipes will continue to benefit from features such as ease of use, disposability, portability, and reduced risk of cross-contamination. While disposability has been a primary advantage in the growth of wipes, it also has the potential to restrain sales as more consumers become attuned to environmental concerns. 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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Agru America investing $39 million in expansion
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Geotextiles producer Agru America Inc. is investing $39.1 million to expand operations in South Carolina. The Georgetown, S.C., firm will add 40,000 square feet to its production facility there and install new production equipment. It also will add a 130,000-square-foot asphalt storage yard. The project will cost $19.2 million and create 49 new jobs, according to a news release issued by South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's office on Dec. 12. More

Gamrat buys Bulgarian PVC products firm
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Polish PVC construction components producer Gamrat Plastics Works is to expand abroad. The former state-run extruder of plastic pipe and sheet, which was sold off to the Polish vinyl flooring and nonwovens manufacturer Lentex in May last year, has agreed to buy Bulgarian roof gutter and pipe systems company Devorex. More

Davis-Standard reports over $30 million in sales in Latin America
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With more than $30 million in sales in Latin America and plans to expand across the company's product lines, Bob Florence, Davis-Standard's VP of global sales & marketing, told PlasticsToday the region represents a strong growth market for the company. "Brazil is an excellent market for Davis-Standard, with an expanding middle class that supports the need for improved packaging materials, medical products and automotive components," he said. "Davis-Standards' products help our Brazilian customers expand their market reach and customer base." More

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