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Addressing ‘the elephant in the room’

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

article thumbnailFater Spa will open an absorbent hygiene products recycling plant with an annual capacity of 8,000 tons in Veneto, Italy, at the start of 2015.  This follows the successful pilot project the company has developed over the past few years called Recall, which involves an adapted advanced autoclave process for effectively sterilising used diapers and incontinence products. They are then separated into individual streams of reusable plastics and a combination of cellulose and superabsorbent polymers, both of which have commercial re-use value.  Fater was founded in 1958, and since 1992...


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PGI expands capacity and portfolio

Sunday, 28 September 2014

article thumbnailAt this week’s Oulook conference in Barcelona (September 24-26), PGI announced plans to increase its European capacity for personal care speciality materials to 100,000 tons and also introduced its...

The must-attend for personal care

Sunday, 28 September 2014

article thumbnailIn opening the 13th edition of Outlook, the world-leading conference for the nonwovens personal care industry, Pierre Wiertz, general manager of EDANA, told delegates there was a close relationship...


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Considering conversion

Friday, 26 September 2014

article thumbnailA new LCA study indicates significant benefits in the production of wipes substrates with Teknoweb’s Arvell technology.   A wet wipes substrate currently accounts for between 65-70% of costs...

Closed loop care

Thursday, 25 September 2014

article thumbnailA flagship European hospital is showing the way forward with waste – and its success points to big opportunities for manufacturers of renewable nonwovens.


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A heavyweight crucial to lightweighting

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

article thumbnailIn an exclusive interview with Sustainable Nonwovens, Dr Joerg Pohlman, Managing Director of SGL Automotive Carbon Fibers explains how auto giant BMW is poised to become a big part of...

Apples and apples?

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailLife cycle assessment (LCA) is increasingly being applied to support public policy making, to the consternation of some researchers and practitioners.But does it employ brushstrokes that are too...


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