Archive for December, 2012

Nonwoven Agent-Q traps hydrocarbons without water pressure

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 | December 17, 2012

C.I.Agent Solutions president Dan Parker with Agent-Q material (top) and a drip pad incorporating Agent-Q, one of its many product applications. Photo: C.I.Agent Solutions
C.I.Agent Solutions president Dan Parker with Agent-Q material (top) and a drip pad incorporating Agent-Q, one of its many product applications. Photo: C.I.Agent Solutions

C.I.Agent Solutions of Louisville, Ky., has developed patent-pending Agent-Q, a nonwoven composite fabric structure embedded with C.I.Agent solidifier, specially developed for its high hydrocarbon binding and filtration capability. Agent-Q creates no water flow restriction and is not dependent on water pressure. Initial uses include drip pans, scuppers and spill remediation products, as well as filtration media..

The company’s product line offers businesses and industries a way to filter or clean up hydrocarbons, whether crude oil, gasoline, diesel fuel, solvents or peanut and vegetable oils. The key product, C.I.Agent, is a proprietary, environmentally friendly blend of seven polymers that encapsulates and solidifies hydrocarbons on contact without absorbing water, turning them into a non-toxic, non-leaching rubber-like mass. (more…)

Kuraray launches Clapure nonwoven

Friday, December 21st, 2012

By   Akira Yonenaga  Tue Dec 18 2012, 16:10 PM

Kuraray Living has launched a new brand of functional nonwoven fabrics called Clapure, which feature long-lasting insect control and antibacterial effectiveness.
Clapure is a propylene nonwoven fabric that incorporates within its fibres a slow-release oil in polymer emulsion (SROPE), proprietary pellets containing functional oil. SROPE disperses microscopic oil drops (ranging in size from several hundred nanometers to several micrometers) to maintain the original texture of nonwoven fabric.
The oil within Clapure’s fibres seeps out to provide long-lasting benefits.
Kuraray aims to expand the applications of Clapure into a diverse array of areas, ranging from standard household products to industrial uses. Its initial intended applications include garment bags, storage and foot care products, as well as packaging, agriculture, interior and apparel materials.
The company has a sales target in the initial fiscal year of ¥200 million.


Project feasibility report on needle punch nonwovens

Saturday, December 15th, 2012
December 14, 2012 (India) – the niche B2B online global portal for the technical textile and nonwovens industry is pleased to announce the release of “Needle Punch Nonwoven Project Feasibility Report’.
This comprehensive report will help those interested in setting up a needle punch nonwoven business, by guiding on the investment required and also in choosing the appropriate technology, whether European, Taiwanese or Chinese.
Nonwoven products produced with needle punch technology are mainly manufactured in North America, Europe and Japan. However the South Asia region and China are emerging as a major force to reckon with.
Needle Punch nonwoven technology offers existing conventional textiles producers a huge opportunity to venture into value-added production of nonwoven and technical textile products are extensively used in geotextiles applications, automobiles and industrial filtration products. This project report will help facilitate the foray in an easy manner.

INDA names five finalists for 2013 Visionary Award

Wednesday, December 5th, 2012
Published November 29, 2012
Five new consumer products that utilize nonwoven fabrics in an innovative manner have been nominated as finalists for the 2013 Visionary Award.

Now in its 12th year, the Visionary Award – which is given annually to a new consumer product that utilizes nonwoven fabrics in its final form – will be presented at the VISION 2013 Consumer Products Conference, to be held January 28-31, 2013 at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, FL. The finalists will make presentations during VISION 2013 and conference attendees will vote on the recipient of the 2013 Visionary Award.

The annual VISION Conference is organized by INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, and each year it brings together executives from nonwovens and consumer products companies for three days of industry leading information and networking. (more…)

FOCUS: ‘Excellent prospects’ for global nonwovens industry

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

By Tara Hounslea
Wed Nov 28 2012, 16:26 PM
Prospects look good for the nonwovens sector judging by statistics released this year

Nonwoven production volumes bounced back after the global economic downturn in 2010 but the 2011 statistics released this year seem to demonstrate that the positive growth trend is here to stay. Those who are arguably the best placed to know, Ian Butler, director of market research and statistics at INDA, and Jacques Prigneaux, market analysis and economic affairs director at EDANA, agree.
“The worldwide nonwovens industry’s prospects are excellent and it remains an exciting industry in which to be involved,” they confirmed at the launch of the two organisations’ combined Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry report.
According to EDANA’s latest annual statistics on nonwovens production and deliveries, production volume in Greater Europe grew by 5.7% in 2011 and several market segments recorded their best output ever in both tonnage and square metres, including baby diapers, medical, personal care wipes, civil engineering, automotive and agriculture.