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Outlook in Dubrovnik, a great success

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2019 01.03.2019

The wide range of topics spanned the circular economy, energy, the "basics" in products, product testing, process and safety, as well as ethics in a global business.

The EU Strategy for Plastics in a Circular Economy was highlighted by Werner Bosmans from the EU Commission. The action on single-use ...

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From a development project to an established product segment

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 05/2018 04.05.2018

By combining the processes of wetlaid and spunlace (WLS = Wetlaid Spunlace), it became possible to use short-cut fibers with specifically tailored fi ber cross sections - a breakthrough for flushable wipes (MTT= Moist Toilet Tissues), that behave like conventional toilet paper in the sewage systems ...

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Flushability counts - even for Geneva

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 03/2017 24.03.2017

Viscose speciality fi ber manufacturer Kelheim presents a mixture of new and wellestablished products subject to ongoing development in Geneva. Flushability - or toiletreadiness - remains one of the most important topics for wet wipes. According to the company, their fl at short cut fi ber, Viloft, ...

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Proper disposal of used wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2016 29.08.2016

With 229 individual packages checked across eleven countries, more than 90 % of the wipes that can be commonly found in your local supermarket, local store or pharmacy, and which should have the standard symbol to show how to dispose of the wipe, are compliant with the code. Of the 73 products where ...

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Keeping an ear to the ground

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

or Dr. Ulrich Hornfeck, Management Board Member at Sandler, the company's booth at IDEA 16 needed to be inviting. "We chose a design reminiscent of a garden," he said. The idea: "Come visit with us, you are welcome here!" The concept of 'home sweet home' was a great success in Boston. Customers felt ...

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In the world of wipes

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2016 13.06.2016

Wipes is an ever-growing category impacting the daily lives of consumers, health-care staff and industrial workers and many others. Consumers have come to enjoy the convenience of single-use disposable wipes and, for example, acquired habits by using practical baby wipes for many other applications. ...

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Countdown for Boston

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 04/2016 18.04.2016

A rise in patient activity caused by aging population patterns, an increasing incidence of medical conditions, and the extension of health insurance coverage will promote gains. An elevated focus on infection prevention throughout the healthcare community will also boost demand. These trends are ...

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Product ideas - customised and customer-oriented

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2015 23.10.2015

The hottest topic - fl ushable products. From my conversation with your R&D Manager Walter Roggenstein in Dornbirn, I took away that the time for fl ushability has come and machine manufacturers need to step up. What does that mean? How important is fl ushability for Kelheim Fibres and what is the ...

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To fl ush or not to fl ush

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 08/2015 21.08.2015

The North American wipes market is currently growing at 6-7 % and constantly diversifying in new segments that meet consumer's needs. In general the wipes market can be divided in two major segments such as consumer wipes for baby, household and personal care, and industrial and institutional for ...

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Shanghai in the Cinte limelight

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2014 09.12.2014

At China's most important international event for technical textiles, 460 exhibitors from 20 countries presented the entire product range - from semi-finished textile products such as nonwovens and knits to finished products, such as filters and protective gear, to machine and device technology. ...

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Innovation - corner-stones in absorbent hygiene products

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2014 09.12.2014

On the topics belonged the ranging from recruiting talent, a comparing of the economical, social and innovative climate in different parts of the world, the consumer behaviors, absorbent hygiene products and standards, all under the over-arching theme sustainability. "While our industries continue ...

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Why are hydroentangled nonwovens so successful?

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2014 09.12.2014

Host Didier Vulliet, Nonwoven & Biax Film Division, Managing Director Andritz Perfojet, told us about consolidating the core competences of the individual machine manufacturers, pointed out possible synergies for their customers' benefit as well as developments within the group, and emphasised that ...

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Waste paper & Co.

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2014 28.10.2014

Nanoval was founded in 1987 in Berlin to make industrial use of the patents of Prof. Alfred Walz, a scholar of Ludwig Prandtl, the well-known aerodynamicist. They describe an astonishing effect which occurs with metal melts accelerated by laminar gas flows: The melt jet bursts into a multitude of ...

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Creating flushable products

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2014 02.09.2014

The product category of "flushable wipes" currently represents one of the most dominating topics in the world of paper and nonwoven-production: wipes that can be flushed down the wastewater system without adversely impacting plumbing or wastewater infrastructure and operations. Due to their ...

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Dear readers,

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2014 02.09.2014

Please know that this is exactly how I imagined this September issue: 52 pages of the most important things happening in our industry since spring. Starting on page 10, Andreas W. Engelhardt shares the latest on fiber volume, fiber consumption and prices. On page 18, you will meet a man, whose name ...

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Fibers for nonwovens

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2014 02.09.2014

According to Edana, fiber consumption increased by 2.7 %, to 2,091,300 tons in 2013, compared to the previous year. With almost 45 %, polypropylene is the most used fiber, also representing the growing market for hygiene products. Since this material is very cost-effective and soft, it is used for ...

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What is happening in the nonwovens industry?

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 09/2014 02.09.2014

The Exhibitor Product Presentations at Index14 showcased many interesting topics ranging from machine, testing and simulation development to final products and applications in hygiene, wipes and filtration.

Nominated by the Index14 Award Jury, the CHT auxiliaries play a major role in running fiber ...

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Recipes for success: special fibers

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 06/2014 03.06.2014

Leonardo, the transparent fiber with a big effect, convinced the paper industry two years ago; Olea und Bramante were the fiber innovations of 2013. In the last few months, Kelheim Fibres has also been getting attention with their filter aids for the beer industry and with Danufil BF for inherent ...

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Changing demands

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 12/2013 11.12.2013

"The more than 400 attendees at the conference heard from a number of speakers that today's consumers are not only more demanding in terms of the product features and availability, but also expect the manufacturer to act in the best interest of the broader society, and for the benefit of our long ...

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Proving flushability

Allgemeiner Vliesstoff-Report 10/2012 17.10.2012

The guidelines for flushability, which have been worked out by Inda and Edana and their member companies, require various flushability tests to be carried out before a product can be classified as flushable. Among these tests, a dispersability test is needed for control of the physical breakup of ...

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