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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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Strengthening Seams and Finding Holes with Smart Nonwovens (11/28/2016)

Graphene has been described as the new wonder material, being around 100 times stronger than steel and a powerful conductor of both heat and electricity. It is also the most hydrophobic material known and also totally impermeable to gas.

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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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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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FiberVisions to Showcase Next Generation Fibers at Hygienix (10/25/2016)

This week (through today, Oct. 27, 2016), FiberVisions and ES FiberVisions are highlighting their next generation of bicomponenent and trilobal polypropylene hygiene fibers, which utilize through-air bonding technology, at Hygienix 2016 in Orlando, Fla., USA. 


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Milliken Publishes 2nd Annual Floor Covering Division Sustainability Report (11/03/2016)

The Milliken Floor Covering division released its second annual sustainability report with detailed insight and metrics addressing the company’s global operations, product offering, and their impact on the environment. 


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NeatCheeks Launches Berry Lemonade Flavored Face Wipes (10/24/2016)

NeatCheeks Flavored Face Wipes is on a mission to feed 100,000 children during the next year. The company has launched its newest flavor of face wipes, Berry Lemonade, through an Indiegogo campaign that will raise donations for Baby2Baby, a national organization that provides low-income children with the basic necessities that every child deserves. 


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Self-Powered Textile Could be Woven into Smart Clothes (11/04/2016)

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, and the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in China have made the first hybrid self-charging power textile system that can harvest both solar energy and the mechanical energy from a person’s movements.


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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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Study: Disposable Baby Diapers Gain Market Share (11/29/2016)

In 2016 and beyond, the disposable diapers segment of the nonwovens industry is slated to account for approximately 50% share of the global market value, according to a report from Persistence Market Research.

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EcoWipes Invests in Technology from Trützschler and Voith (1/18/2018)

The progressive and sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fit for the EcoWipes product range.

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China Continues to Dominate Global Polyamide Supply Chain (10/28/2016)

For the past decade, China has been the epicenter of the global PA6 / PA66 industry, underpinning much of the increase in global polyamide demand, and its needs have been a significant factor in setting prices for polyamide-based materials throughout the world, according to Quentin de Carvalho, Head of Nylon at PCI Wood Mackenzie.


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New INDA Report Benchmarks South American Nonwovens (11/01/2016)

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the fourth study of the South American region with the South American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2015 - 2020 for nonwoven producers and suppliers, converters, manufacturers, brand owners, analysts, and raw materials and machinery suppliers. 


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Textile Coatings Market to Reach $ 6.81 Billion by 2021 (11/09/2016)

The size of the global coatings market was $ 5.51 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $6.81 billion by 2021, at a CARG of 3.5%, according to the recent report, published by MarketsandMarkets.


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Fabric-Clad Pedestrian Bridge Poised to be Landmark Entry Point to Australian Sports Stadium (11/11/2016)

Australian football fans ready to cheer on the 2018 Australian Football League season will travel from all across the country to attend the highly anticipated opening of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct located on Western Australia’s Burswood Peninsula. 


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Study Explains Strength Gap between Graphene, Carbon Fiber (10/27/2016)

Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists. They found the polymer chains that make up a common carbon fiber are prone to misalign during manufacture, a defect the researchers compared with a faulty zipper that weakens the product.


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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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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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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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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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