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Minister to address industry dynamics
‘The Dynamics of Progress’ is the title of the summer seminar being organised by the UK’s Nonwovens Network, with headline-hitting Muslim cabinet minister Baroness Warsi – known as the “Tory peer who never plays it safe” – confirmed as its keynote speaker.
EDANA’s Gothenburg agenda
The eco-efficient functionalisation of nonwovens and the use of renewable/bio-based materials are among the key themes at EDANA’s 6th Nonwovens Research Academy, which takes place from April 19-20 in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Biomass and the big issues
On the eve of the NatureWorks Ingeo ‘Innovation Takes Root’ conference which is taking place in Orlando, Florida, from February 21-22, a special one-day workshop will address the question of how rapidly biomass products are likely to be used to make bioplastics.
INDA announces new CAB conference
Recognising a need for an inclusive conference to service the needs of multiple production and bonding technologies for nonwovens and the converter segment, INDA, will hold its first CAB converting and bonding conference from April 17-19, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville, South Carolina, USA.
Outlook Number Ten success
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2011, Outlook, the Personal Care Products Conference organised by EDANA once again met in Budapest last week.
Towards the tipping point
Sustainability, globalisation and innovation form three pillars of EDANA’s Vision 2020 report, which the organisation has developed specifically for its members, together with the Copenhagen Institute for Futures Studies (CIFS) and a pool of industry experts.
High value potential for composites from waste
The first plant housing patent-pending new technology capable of making extremely high-value composites from waste – potentially even hygienic disposables and other nonwovens – has been installed in Poland.
Incineration could be the key
By coincidence, all three speakers at the recent Nonwovens Network UK seminar held in Bradford, West Yorkshire, cited advanced incineration as the most effective method for the disposal of nonwoven-based consumer hygiene products in West Europe.
Technology economies of scale from Ying Yang
In 2011, Ying Yang is without doubt the largest manufacturer of nonwovens machinery in the world.
New meltblown from waste SMS
BASF reports considerable success with its technology for reprocessing waste SMS polypropylene into new meltblown materials that have qualities comparable to those produced with virgin fibres.
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