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Responding to a crisis

Friday, 17 October 2014

article thumbnailManufacturers of protective clothing for healthcare workers are currently working around the clock to meet demand in response to the current Ebola crisis.  DuPont is reported to have tripled the production of protective suits as it works with the World Health Organization and other agencies to protect those treating Ebola patients, primarily in West Africa. Other leading US manufacturers of such products, including Alpha Protech and Lakeland Industries, have also increased production significantly.  In the UK, Hull-headquartered workplace safety specialist Arco is now shipping...


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Henkel emissions reduction plan

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

article thumbnailSomething of a disconnect between governmental policy and business developments was inadvertently highlighted at the recent EDANA Outlook conference for the hygienic disposables industry held in...

Reicofil’s ‘Meltblown Toolbox’

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

article thumbnailReifenhäuser Reicofil is now offering three separate meltblown options for the configuration of individual advanced spunmelt (SMS) nonwoven lines.  At the recent EDANA Filtrex conference in...


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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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