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Drylaid still king in North America

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

article thumbnailContrary to industry assumptions, drylaid or carded nonwovens – primarily bonded by needlepunching or spunlacing – still account for the largest proportion of North American manufacturing, at over 45% of total output.  This is one of the surprising conclusions of industry organisation INDA’s new North American Nonwovens Supply Report, prepared exclusively for its membership. 


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40% CO2 plastic achieved

Thursday, 28 August 2014

article thumbnailBayer MaterialScience reports further success with its Dream Polymers research project which is exploring the use of carbon dioxide as a raw material for plastics.   In lab tests, the company...

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...


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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...

Dedicated to diversion

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailA new technology developed in the UK offers corporations a golden opportunity to take much greater responsibility for their used uniforms and workwear.  Heeding government messages and the...


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Finishing flair

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailMicrofibre expertise, advanced finishing technology and an endlessly inventive R & D team combine to give Italy’s Orsa a highly differentiated lead in the nonwovens industry.   As part of...

A first for flax

Thursday, 31 July 2014

article thumbnailIt’s not often that a bio-sourced composite outperforms all the affordable competition in a structural application but this is the case with FibriCard. Developed by EcoTechnilin, headquartered in...


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