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Packaging gains for Unilever

Thursday, 24 April 2014

article thumbnailUnilever Dove Body Wash bottles will contain at a minimum 15% less plastic as a result of an interesting new packaging technology just launched by Unilever. Extrusion blow moulding (EBM) was created in close collaboration with two of the corporation’s global packaging suppliers, Alpla and MuCell Extrusion.  It employs gas-injection to create bubbles in the middle layer of the bottle wall, reducing the density of the bottle and the amount of plastic required.  The technology will be deployed first in Europe across the Dove Body Wash range, before extending globally. With up to 33...


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Expansion for Martex

Thursday, 24 April 2014

article thumbnailMartex Fiber recently completed the installation of a new fibre reclamation line at its plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. “This increases the plant’s capacity by over twenty per cent, further...

Isomation explained in Shanghai

Thursday, 24 April 2014

article thumbnailAt the forthcoming ITMA Asia + CITME 2014 exhibition held in Shanghai from June 16-20, Germany’s DiloGroup will be introducing visitors to the concept of its Isomation Process.This is based on...


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Integration, flexibility and strength

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

article thumbnailAt INDEX14 in Geneva Andritz Nonwoven introduced the very latest in nonwovens production technology for a wide range of end-use applications. Sustainable Nonwovens spoke to Andritz Küsters sales...

Secure bonds and less bulk

Friday, 04 April 2014

article thumbnailJapan’s Unicharm was the first company to introduce superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) to diapers in the early 1980s, quickly followed by the other global leaders in the field.  This set the...


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21st Century Plastics Part 2

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

article thumbnailIt’s being predicted that the global production capacity for biopolymers – for use in both the plastics and fibre industries – will grow from around 1.2 million tonnes in 2011 to close to 5.8...

21st Century Plastics Part 1

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

article thumbnailAs INDEX 14 in Geneva approaches, Sustainable Nonwovens Editor Adrian Wilson writes:  I’ve been following the development of so-called ‘drop-in’ biopolymers very closely over the...


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