Disposables

Maxson Sheeter Designed for Low-Volume Work

MSE short-order sheeter will convert rolls to 64 in. wide with compact footprint and dual-motor drive

ITW Dynatec Surges Ahead with Second IDEA Award

Surge technology takes home "Most Innovative Technology" honors for second consecutive year

Bretting Develops New Controls Platform for Converting Lines

Partnerships with Siemens and Standard Electric lead to success on export machine series

RheoSense Chip Measures at High Shear Rates

The E chip from RheoSense is said to eliminate early turbulence and produce accurate measurements of viscosity at high shear rates

Wausau Paper Invests in RollMover from Appleton Mfg. Div.

Tissue/towel provider increases productivity with battery-powered HDLR system

Color Measurement Tools Come to USA

Techkon GmbH has established Techkon USA. This North American operation will market Techkon's SpectroPlate, SpectroDens, and Scanning Spectro-densitometer products

Functional Coatings Innovation from DSM

Stamicarbon BV (DSM Licensing Center) has launched Symphase Technology, an patented process for the creation of transparent oxygen barrier layers based on the vapor depostion of melamine. This technology is viewed as having applications in key markets such as electronics, medical devices, and disposables

Mondi Shows Products at EMBALLAGE in Paris

Mondi Packaging will exhibit its product highlights and news at Salon de l'Emballage in Paris November 20-24, 2006.

Capturing Growth in Paper

There has been a lot of excitement in recent years about the growth in flexible packaging substrates and the many benefits these petroleum- and metal-based

Specialty Papers Market Report

According to a new market report from Pira Intl. entitled "The Future of Specialty Papers: Global Forecasts to 2011," global consumption of specialty papers to reach 23.7 millions tons by 2011.

Mountain Valley Adds Recycling Capacity

Mountain Valley Recycling has added a new processing line to its existing production facility in Morristown, TN, adding 15 million pounds of recycling capacity annually.

Myllykoski Sponsors Environmental Workshop

Myllykoski, a producer of recycled and non-recycled groundwood paper products, recently sponsored an environmental workshop conducted by the Gravure Assn. of America. The workshop was held June 15-16 in Alsip, IL, and included an extensive tour of Myllykoski's Alsip Mill.

Release Liner Recycling Program

This special program from Recycling Solutions is designed to help end-users and customers collect and recycle used release liners. Recycling used release liners can save on hauling and landfill costs. Instead of ending up as landfill waste, the liners can be repulped to make paper products.

E-Waste Legislation

In response to concerns over the environmentally sound disposal of an increasing quantity of cathode ray tube (CRT) devices, which contain lead and other heavy metals considered hazardous materials by the California Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California has passed an innovative electronic waste recycling law.

New Report Focuses on Worldwide Nonwovens Industry

The Assn. of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) and the European Disposables and Nonwovens Assn. (EDANA) have compiled and published "Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry," a report intended to guide manufacturers, suppliers, and converters of nonwovens into the future of the market--expected to grow more than seven percent a year through 2009.

Raymond Report Sheds Light on Packaging 'Trash Wars' between Michigan and Ontario

Raymond Communications' new report, "Canadian Recycling Policy: The Complete Guide for Product Makers," says the author, "sheds some light on how many major US-based manufacturers and retailers have come to complain about having to pay 50 percent of Ontario's $118 million [Canadian dollars] 'Blue Box' recycling program."

Tufco Technologies Reports Significant Increase in Q3 Profits

Things are looking up for Tufco Technologies. According to a recent company release, the converter, diversified contract manufacturer, specialty printer, and producer of business imaging products, sales for its fiscal third quarter (2004) were $20.3 million (US), an increase of 42 percent over sales of $14.3 million (US) for 2003 fiscal Q3.

Zapping Static

Battling static buildup in its slitting process, one nonwovens converter gets results with Simco's static elimination systems.

Several Issues Foretell A Tough 2004

At a one-day release liner industry review and update seminar held by AWA at the end of last year, we canvassed the delegates' on the likely trends in

Get International Nonwovens Industry Info. with INDA's Comprehensive Directory

INDA releases its latest edition of the nonwovens industry's "most comprehensive" nonwovens directory, International Nonwovens Directory, Vol. XVI.

Freedonia Group Nonwovens Report Forecasts Demand Hikes thru 2007

According to a recently published study by the Freedonia Group, demand for nonwoven roll goods in the United States is expected to increase 3.9 percent per year, to nearly $5 billion [USD] in 2007.

Drug Dispensers

Transdermal patches—used for years to help smokers quit—now offer healthy growth opportunities due to improved materials.

Spotlight on the North American Market

Corey M. Reardon, principal of international consultants AWA Alexander Watson Assoc., takes a closer look at "local" market trends.

BBA Group to Acquire Italian Nonwoven Manufacturer Tecnofibra Spa

BBA Group plc recently announced an agreement under which it will acquire the privately owned Italian nonwoven manufacturer Tecnofibra Spa. According to BBA Group, it will buy Tecnofibra for Euro 31.8 million "on a debt-free, cash-free basis." Completion of the sale is expected by the end of 2003.

Wraps, Wipes, and All that Jazz

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) welcomed more than 500 attendees to its 2003 Vision Consumer Products Conference in New Orleans.

Bostik Findley Nonwoven/Adhesives Div. Reports Price Increase

Bostik Findley's Nonwoven and Industrial Adhesives Div. announces a price increase for all products lines. According to the co., the increase is required to offset the impact of continued high energy and raw material costs and will range from five to eight percent, effective March 15, 2003, or as contracts follow.

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Release Liners: A Worldwide Special ReportMedical/Healthcare Use

In the release liners manufacturing industry, AWA says disposables demand will grow, but on a changing base.

New Products and Structures Propel Growth of Nonwovens

As a working woman, I love convenience as much as anyone. I've discovered dusting cloths complete with furniture polish, floor mops saturated with cleansers, and skin wipes that leave a nice, powdery residue. They're fast, they're fun, and I think they're fantastic.

Rexam & UK Manufacturer First Water to Develop Wound-Care P-S Adhesives

Rexam Engineered Films and First Water Ltd. recently announced an exclusive agreement for developing and supplying a range of ultra-thin, hydrogel pressure-sensitive adhesives. According to Rexam, manufacturer of wound-care components, First Water (a manufacturer of hydrogels), the p-s adhesives will be available worldwide in the wound-care and ostomy markets.

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