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Latin America's Baby Wipes Market Growing (3/09/2017)

Setbacks in Latin American economies have hindered the growth of local nonwovens markets, but the future looks promising, Finland based wipes producer Suominen reports. The aggregate gross domestic product growth at 3.7% in Latin America has been greater than that of the U.S. and the EU (under 2%) for the past 10 years.

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Lab Researchers 3-D Print with High-Performance Carbon Fiber (3/10/2017)

Researchers, for the first time, have 3-D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger-than-steel material. The research, published by the journal Nature Scientific Reports online on Feb. 28, 2017, represents a "significant advance" in the development of micro-extrusion 3-D printing techniques for carbon fiber, the authors reported.

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Greycon Optimizes Polímeros y Derivados Planning Capability (9/07/2017)

Greycon installs opt-Studio advanced scheduling planning system, increasing visability on materials constraints and demand, reducing trim waste and faster, and providing a more accurate response to sudden changes in demand.

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Nonwovens Forecast as Fastest Growth Area for Fluff Pulp over Next 10 Years (10/3/2017)

Global fluff pulp consumption in 2017 is 5.8 million air-dried metric tons and has a value of $4.6 billion, according to the latest exclusive research from Smithers Pira, U.K.

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Andritz Nonwoven to Supply Complete Needlepunch Line to TTL (5/08/2017)

Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group Andritz, Austria, has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Startup of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.

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Voith, Trützschler Introduce Safety Standard for Wet-laid Spunlaced Nonwovens Machines (5/10/2017)

Standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality. 

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Simulation Tool for Efficient Production of Nonwoven Fabrics (3/08/2017)

Nonwoven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation—and the breakthrough in a theory that is more than a hundred years old.

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Glatfelter, Dreamweaver Win Nonwovens Excellence Award (4/12/2017)

Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, reports that its Composite Fibers business unit, in partnership with Dreamweaver International Inc., Greenville, S.C., won an award for the Dreamweaver Gold 20™ product as the best finished product made from, or incorporating nonwovens.

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Class Action Settlement Reached on Kandoo Wipes (1/10/2017)

A San Francisco judge has given preliminary approval to a settlement of a class action lawsuit involving the Kandoo brand of flushable wipes. The settlement potentially affects people who purchased the wipes in California between March 21, 2010 and Dec. 9, 2016. 

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Teijin Develops Indigo-Like Synthetic Fiber with Japanese Textile Mills (1/02/2017)

Teijin Frontier, the Teijin Group’s fiber products converting company, has developed an indigo-like synthetic fiber, named INDI5, in collaboration with Daiichi Gousen and Mitsuke Senkou, Japanese long-established textile mills of heavy-weight fabrics and dyeing.

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National Presto Sells Absorbent Products Unit (1/12/2017)

National Presto Industries Inc. reports that it has sold its absorbent products division to a Belgian company for $71 million. Eau Claire-based National Presto, which also has divisions that make ammunition for the military and small kitchen appliances for consumers, said the deal with Drylock Technologies Inc., unites the absorbent products segment with a major company in that industry while keeping local jobs.

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WPT Nonwovens Chooses A.Celli Nonwovens for U.S. Investment (2/13/2018)

A.Celli will supply a latest-generation winding line for the production of nonwovens at WPT’s new facilities in Beaver Dam, Ky., USA.

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Key Drivers and Trends for Hygiene Textiles (12/15/2016)

For 2016, the global hygiene market (baby diapers/nappies, feminine hygiene pads and tampons, and adult incontinence products, as well as the medical and wipes markets) will consume 4.4 million tons valued at $17 billion, according to Smithers Pira’s report The Future of Global Hygiene Markets to 2021: Wovens vs Nonwovens.

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Fujian Nanfang Textile Chooses A.Celli Nonwovens Technology (2/27/2017)

A.Celli Nonwovens, Italy, reports that it has recently received an order from Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., a Chinese company specialized in the production and sales of carded nonwoven products, for the supply of a latest-generation winding line for Spunlace products. The supply, that in addition to the Combi system (integrated winder, stock stations and rewinder) also includes a completely automatic packaging system, is earmarked for Fujian Nanfang Textile’s new facility in the city of Nanping, in the Province of Fujian, China.

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Sneed Elected to Berry Global Board of Directors (3/23/2018)

Paula A. Sneed is the chairperson and CEO of Phelps Prescott Group LLC (PPG), a strategy and management consultancy she cofounded in 2007.

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Army Developing “Comfortable” Flame-Resistant Wool for Combat Uniforms (12/12/2016)

Flame-resistant. Breathable. Moisture wicking. These words don’t usually come to mind when thinking of wool, but Army researchers are hoping a wool-blend fabric that does all three will improve combat uniforms for troops.

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Nanofibers Developed for Healing Bone Fractures (1/23/2017

In the future, it may be possible to use nanofibers to improve the attachment of bone implants, or the fibers may be used directly to scaffold bone regeneration. This would aid the healing of fractures and may enable the care of osteoporosis.

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A.Celli Nonwovens to Host TANDEM Open House (2/28/2017)

From March 13 until the end of April 2017, A.Celli Nonwovens will host an event dedicated to the presentation of TANDEM® technology at its facilities in Lucca, Italy.

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New Report Studies Global Biodegradable SAP Market (12/16/2016)

The global biodegradable superabsorbent material market is expected to reach $190 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, San Francisco, Calif. Significant usage of bio-based, high-performance absorption polymers in adult incontinence products, disposable diapers, and agriculture applications is likely to boost the industry growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, the feminine hygiene sector is anticipated to provide unique opportunities for these environmentally friendly polymers over the next few years.

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Freudenberg Performance Materials Launches New Evolon Website (1/11/2017)

Freudenberg Performance Materials is launching a new website for Evolon®. With one click, visitors will obtain detailed information on the technology invented by Freudenberg and the particular benefits which the microfilament fabric can provide them.

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