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Some 1,335,000 tons of nonwoven fabric will be consumed by the wipes manufacturers in 2016.

The market for disposable wipes based on nonwoven fabrics is currently very healthy and not least, that for flushable products that has gained momentum over the past decade.

It has been estimated that about 1,335,000 tons of nonwoven fabric will be consumed by the wipes manufacturers in 2016. Of this figure, 580,000 tons will be produced in Asia, 414,000 tons in NAFTA and 341,000 tons in Europe. CAGR is an overall 8%, but 14% in Asia.

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By John McGowan

Although some segments of the North American textile industry may best be described as “mature,” in the heart of North American textile country there is one, very unique manufacturer that plays a key role in the global textile fiber industry. DM&E and its 29 employees combine technology and experience to insure the precise cut and crimp of synthetic fibers of all descriptions being produced all over the world.

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Award to be Presented at Hygienix Oct. 24-27, 2016 in Florida INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has opened the nomination process for industry professionals to submit hygiene product and technology innovations that use nonwoven fabrics in novel, technically sophisticated, uniquely creative and expansive ways for its first-ever Hygienix Innovation Award™. Formerly the …

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At ANTEC® 2016, Gelest, Inc. will be highlighting its silicon-based BIOSAFE® antimicrobial, which it recently acquired after a two-year period of exclusive licensing. Gelest is now shepherding the product through Food Contact approvals from the U.S. FDA and EPA. BIOSAFE antimicrobial imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic properties to substrates, including plastics, to prevent deterioration and discoloration …

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Worldwide Protective Products and DSM Dyneema announced in October a completion of a technology licensing agreement enabling Worldwide to bring to market protective work gloves made with Dyneema® Diamond Technology, the world’s most advanced material for cut protection. Working with Dyneema Diamond Technology allows Worldwide to capitalize on the material’s unique properties that deliver extreme …

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