Added Benefits from BASF

HySorb (think high capacity and permeability), HyGentic NW (think protection from harmful pathogens) and Acrodur (think binders with light weight and high strength). What do these three things have in […]

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Herty Advanced Materials Development Center Celebrates 75th Anniversary

Did you know that the Herty Advanced Materials Development Center was established in 1938? 2013 – 1938 = 75 years of operation and innovation. They recently celebrated this milestone anniversary […]

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Polymer Substance Fully Resists the Body’s Natural Attack Response to Foreign Objects

Do you know anyone who’s had a hip replacement? Perhaps a knee replacement? Or even a pacemaker put in? Then you’re probably aware that surgery isn’t the only potential worry associated with […]

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Russia’s Nonwovens Market on the Verge of Big Changes

Acquisitions and mergers. It seems like you hear about a new one every day and sometimes it appears to be coming from out of left field. Even Russia has their […]

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Natural Plastic from Shrimp Shells?

Did you know that about two-thirds of global packaging is used in the food industry? A lot of that packaging isn’t biodegradable, but if researchers in the European Union have […]

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Kenactiv Innovations Launches Kenaf Nonwoven Products Designed for Compatibility and Performance with Acrodur® Resins in Natural Fiber Composite Applications

Significantly improving environmental profile – check. Reduced weight – check. Same strength – check. Thanks to Acrodur® (eco-friendly water-based acrylic resin) from BASF, Kenactiv Innovations has been able to improve […]

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Fiberweb Announces $15 Million Expansion

Anyone around Old Hickory, Tennessee on May 17 might see some extra activity around Fiberweb’s facility. They announced at IDEA13 that they are going to have a ground breaking ceremony […]

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Surging Ahead with ITW Dynatec

Flash back to IDEA 2010 – ITW Dynatec won the Machinery/Equipment IDEA Achievement Award for their Vector™ Modular Metering Platform. Fast forward to IDEA 2013 and ITW Dynatec wins the […]

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Buckeye Technologies Inc. to Be Acquired by Georgia-Pacific LLC

Some things go hand in hand, like hearts and valentines, Mother’s Day and presents, St. Patrick’s Day and shamrocks, summer and vacations and now, Buckeye and Georgia-Pacific. They had big […]

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Suominen Launches New Nonwovens Products and Enhances Its Knowledge of Consumers’ Needs Through a “We Love Wipes” Marketing Campaign

IDEA13 was certainly a Launchpad for new products and Suominen took the opportunity to share their new offerings, HERCULES™ Nonwoven and EXODUS™ Nonwoven. Both fabrics promise strength, absorbency and dimensional […]

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