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IDEA10 is going to be a great event this year – RDM

Friday, April 16th, 2010
April 16, 2010 (USA)

RDM Solutions Group has announced they will be an exhibitor at the 2010 IDEA10 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo in Miami Beach, Florida from April 27-29 and can be visited at booth #622.

They will be joined by approximately 350+ other global companies who will also be attending this years IDEA10 conference and exposition. The IDEA international conference and exposition is only held every three years and is co-sponsored by INDA (Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry) and Nonwovens Industry magazine.

IDEA 2010 International Engineered Fabrics Conference and Expo “The IDEA10 Conference and Expo is going to be a great event this year”, says Steve Meyer, RDM Solutions Group CMO and VP of Research, Development and Innovation. “There will be over 6,000 visitors attending from around the globe. All of the key decision makers and business strategist will be there looking for options to emerge successfully from this global recession, and RDM Solutions Group can be a valued enabling partner. We can work with manufacturing companies to show them how to maximize their margins, innovate to win in the competitive marketplace of new ideas and products, and get the most from their capital investments. That is the perfect prescription for a business during recessionary times or for a company just wanting to maximize their financial results.” (more…)

Silgan to close Ohio blowmolding facility

Friday, February 12th, 2010
By PlasticsToday Staff
Published: February 4th, 2010

Rigid packaging manufacturer Silgan Plastics will cease operations at its Port Clinton, OH blowmolding facility, with the site to be completely shut down by the third quarter. Alan Koblin, Silgan Plastics president, said the move will improve the company’s flexibility and increase cost competitiveness. Existing business and equipment will be relocated to other Silgan Plastics plants in the Midwest. Silgan acquired the Port Clinton, OH facility in 1989. The company will offer transition benefits and other assistance to the approximately 150 affected employees. (more…)

Chisso and Fiberweb launch feasibility study for non-wovens joint venture in China

Thursday, December 17th, 2009
baby in diaperThe Fibers and Fabrics Division of Chisso Corporation of Japan and the Consumer Fabrics Division of Fiberweb plc today announced a collaboration program to evaluate the establishment of a new jointly-owned spunbond non-wovens manufacturing operation in China. The proposed venture would focus on hygiene and personal care products and would use the latest generation of Spunbond/Spunmelt manufacturing technology, benefiting from the extensive experience of both partners in specialty spunmelt technology.

Both Chisso Corporation and Fiberweb plc consider the personal hygiene market in China and in other Asian markets to be of strategic importance in the future development of their non-woven production businesses. The feasibility study announced today will focus on evaluating the technologies and volumes that will be required to support these markets over the coming three to five years.

Commenting on the proposed collaboration with Chisso, Fiberweb CEO Daniel Dayan commented:

This agreement between Chisso and Fiberweb to explore investment opportunities in Asia jointly marks another exciting step in Fiberweb’s drive to establish a global platform for its leading spunbond business. Both Chisso and Fiberweb bring important commercial and technical insights to this assessment of the market, and we look forward to a close and fruitful cooperation.

Also Chisso COO & President Shunichi Okada commented:

So far, our spunbond business has been targeted mainly in Japanese market based on Chisso’s bicomponent fiber technology.  We have been highly reputed by both within and outside of Japan. It is quite exciting to conduct feasibility study of new spunbond joint venture in China with Fiberweb that has leading roll in global market of spunbond business. I strongly believe that this study allows us to explore the launch of a new joint venture company to highly satisfy customers by utilizing both parties’ experience and technical expertise.

About Chisso bicomponent fibers (ES fibers)

Chisso Corporation, founded in 1906, is a pioneer in the chemical industry. Through use of leading-edge technology, Chisso aims to contribute to society’s progress through advancement of technology and products which contribute both to everyday human life & industry as well as breakthrough technologies which will change tomorrow. Chisso aims to do all this through use of sustainable technology and responsible environmental stewardship.

Chisso’s products, such as synthetic fibers, fabrics, and plastic products were developed through advances in polymer research and development, and are being used in a wide range of fields.

Chisso’s nonwoven materials, using functional and thermo-bondable bicomponent fibers, do not contain any adhesives. Products made with this technology do not irritate the skin and therefore these “nonwovens” lend themselves well to use in hygienic products which have high standards for safety and comfort, such as baby diapers and sanitary napkins. Chisso finds the majority of it’s customers in this market segment.

The Fibers and Fabrics division has once again demonstrated Chisso’s pioneering spirit by introducing a new range of non-woven products to the global market; bicomponent fibers (ES fibers), air-through carded nonwovens, spunbonded nonwovens and multifilament melt-blown non-wovens.