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Next generation disposables

Thursday, 29 January 2015

article thumbnailWithout a doubt, wearable, sensor-containing new technologies are set to become the next wave of hygiene and healthcare disposables which the nonwovens manufacturing supply chain needs to be alert to.  There will be a wide range of them showcased at the Wearable Technologies conference and exhibition which takes place in Munich, Germany next week, and at the ISPO sports gear show at the same venue.  One obvious contender as a new mass-market consumer disposable is the eSkin Thermometer, developed by VivaLnk of Santa Clara, California – a simple and effective patch for measuring...


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February 2015

A major new opportunity for nonwoven filters in the US is anticipated as a result of increased water treatment and re-use by the fracking industry.

Developments in the medical field have been coming thick and fast from Freudenberg Nonwovens recently – from chitosan dressings to advanced drug delivery systems and on to a role in wearable technology.

How RKW develops products which allow absorbent hygiene manufacturers to achieve more with less.

Winner Medical’s successful leap into retail with PurCotton.

A London hospital is employing a new wireless vital signs ‘smart bandage’ cardiac monitor in an extensive trial.

And much more...


Ahlstrom cuts its losses

Thursday, 29 January 2015

article thumbnailAhlstrom more than doubled its operating profit excluding non-recurring items in 2014, to €28.6 million, compared to €13.4 million in 2013.  Annual sales for 2014 were €1,001 million...

Get ahead of the curve

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

article thumbnailLeading-edge speakers will look at what’s next in engineered materials at INDA’s Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference (RISE) from February  9-12 in Miami,...


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2014 As Quoted

Friday, 02 January 2015

article thumbnail“Consumers generally overestimate their own willingness to pay a premium for sustainable products. The products that objectively and directly benefit the potential buyer are more likely to be...

Addressing ‘the elephant in the room’

Friday, 02 January 2015

article thumbnailWith around seven million people already served by separate absorbent hygiene product collection systems in northern Italy, it’s about to become a test bed for a new recycling scheme.  Fater...


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Beyond the car

Friday, 02 January 2015

article thumbnailEDANA Filtrex 2014: A big need for cleaner fuel is demanding more of nonwoven filter media, but can the automotive industry continue to grow as expected?

Agrofacturing and methane manipulation

Friday, 02 January 2015

article thumbnailDevelopments in the field of biopolymers – and particularly those that could serve as the components of absorbent hygiene products – continue at a rapid pace.


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