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The Fabric of the Future
In India, only 12 per cent of technical textiles are manufactured by nonwoven technology, compared to the global average of 24 per cent. The nonwoven market is expected to be around US$ 45 million by 2019, growing at a CAGR of 6.7 per cent. Subir Ghosh takes a look at nonwovens as an opportunity for the Indian textiles industry.

Ever since the Ebola outbreak ravaged through Africa last
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Nonwoven - the Greatest Innovation for Converted Products
The development of nonwoven materials is one of the greatest innovations in the textile industry. Who would have thought that such materials could meet the needs for millions of consumers and professionals with innovative products and applications for the most basic every-day situations in personal care, hygiene and
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Demand for Nonwovens in Central and South America
DEMAND FOR NONWOVENS IN CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA In 2012, demand for nonwovens in Central and South America reached 515,000 metric tons, representing seven percent of the world total. Despite the large size of its population, sales of nonwoven fabrics in Central and South America are limited by the region's relatively low level of economic development, reflecting a scarcity of capital that has
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Decoding China's technical textile market
When you think of textiles, not many of us think of the technical factor.

Technical textile includes material that is mainly used for its technical properties and superior performance. A report by Transparency Market Research predicts that the demand for technical textile will increase to US$ 160.38 billion by the end of 2018. The report also says that technical textile will maintain a
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A Bird's Eye View on Nonwovens & Nonwoven Converted Products
Introduction "Mr. Berlin - please advise how I invest my money in the nonwovens (or baby-diapers or as many like to say "Pampers" or "Huggies") business!?" What's your answer to that one? I've had that question more than 50 times in the past five years - covering a couple of tradeshows in India as well as some of the major worldwide shows and in numerous emails and
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Application based Approach of Nonwoven Industry
Nonwovens industry manufactures and converts versatile and engineered fibrous assemblies with numerous existing applications and continuously innovating products to find new applications. Nonwovens can be classified in more than one way: on time scale, by employed technology or by the area of application. Disposable to durable nonwovens products can be placed on a time scale with few products
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Nonwovens in composite industry for structural applications
Nonwoven fabrics have been produced since a long time by binding cut fibres through mechanical, physical, chemical, heat or solvent treatment. Several patents and articles are available to produce nonwoven webs, fabrics and structures for them to be used in various applications. Nonwoven structure has unique properties compared to other textile structures; high strength and stability in fibre
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Paradigm shift in usage of Flame Retardant Fabrics signals shift in safety focus
Flame retardant fabrics, as the name implies, are used where exposure to fire and risk of accidents are high. Flame retardants help reduce fire damage on people, the environment and tangible assets. Perhaps its most important function is the safety of humans, now acknowledged as the most important factor in productivity and
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Nonwovens Manufacturing Technology: Identification of Needs
A number of Priority Technology Development Needs have been identified for nonwoven manufacturers. These are described below: Light-weight in nonwoven products Light-weight in nonwoven products while maintaining or improving performance particularly for insulation and filtration products - is crucial to the future viability of many nonwoven manufacturing
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Nonwovens Manufacturing Technology: An Introduction to Developments
Nonwovens Industry: The nonwovens industry is made up of a number of SMEs mainly privately owned. They manufacture products for insulation, filtration, geotextiles, hygiene, bedding, furnishing etc. Although there is a diversity of products there are many common issues across the industry. These are summarised
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