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Mixed messages – the UK is at odds with the rest of Europe once again, this time over flushability

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Global perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from COVID-19

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Wipes in the age of COVID-19

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Fatbergs under London

The further development of plastic-free and flushable products will be key themes at INDA’s World of Wipes (WOW) 2020, which will now be an all-virtual event Aug. 24-27. For my own presentation at the event, I provided the half-jokey title “London: Why do all the problems start in the pesky UK’s capital?” back in January. …

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Nonwoven fiber production facility

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the supply chain challenges this global emergency has presented for the manufacture of critical nonwoven-intensive products, such as personal protective equipment (masks, gowns, hair covers, shoe covers, etc.) and wipes of various kinds, IFJ reached out to leading nonwoven industry associations in China, Europe and North …

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Man cleaning elevator

Fibers are the basis for a nonwoven wipe. Whether it be staple fiber or a continuous fiber – fibers are the heart of the wipe, as they dictate key physical properties. There are a number of web-forming technologies that employ fibers in a web in conjunction with bonding process to make material for a wipe. …

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Trends in wipes market through 2023

Demand for wipes used in healthcare settings is expected to increase 3.8% per year to $594 million in 2023, according to a new report. Gains will be driven by robust growth in hard surface disinfectant wipes sales, following concerns over the risk of cross-contamination and healthcare-associated infections (HAI); continued adoption of wipes over alternative products, …

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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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