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Nonwovens in Mortuaries: 3 Ways Nonwovens Make a Difference

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Nonwovens are popular materials in casket linings due to a variety of characteristics including absorbency, tensile strength and even cost. But nonwovens aren’t just for the casket. Mortuaries use nonwovens in a variety of ways in the care and presentation of our loved ones before the casket ever comes into play.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Nonwoven Partners: 5 Ways to Reduce Costs in Manufacturing

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

One of the biggest challenges we face in manufacturing is producing quality products at the price with the best margin. But there are things we can all do in the supply chain to ensure that costs remain reasonable while still producing innovative, quality products.  

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Topics: General Nonwovens

4 Reasons to Choose Synthetic Nonwovens for Your Product

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

 

Choose_Synthetic_Nonwovens.jpgManufacturers and converters have a myriad of choices.  We live in an age where not only new suppliers but new technology choices are popping up every day.  Marketing machines are working overtime to let manufacturers (and consumers) know that THIS is the best new thing.  THAT is harmful to you, your pets or your kids.  THIS is natural, organic and relevant. 

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Topics: General Nonwovens

3 Types of People to Hire for Product Manufacturing Ideas

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Let’s face it, manufacturing doesn’t have a huge reputation for creativity.  But maybe it should.  As a matter of fact, some of the biggest innovations and most creative minds have played a huge role in the history of manufacturing.  The story of Henry Ford revolutionizing the manufacturing industry by creating the assembly line is legendary.  Quirky, a New York City company founded by 26-year-old CEO Ben Kaufman, is a manufacturing company that relies entirely on creative ideas from other people.  The company’s main objective is to take away all the barriers to terrific product ideas and make those products a reality.  Its most successful product thus far is the Pivot Power, a pivoting power strip designed by an 18-year-old with an idea.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

5 Common Myths about Nonwovens

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

There are many common misperceptions about nonwovens.  Of course, sometimes we first have to explain exactly what a nonwoven fabric is in the first place.  But, after we do, often we have to shoot down some ideas people have about nonwovens.  Here are five common myths about nonwoven fabrics that we’d like to be rid of forever!

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Topics: General Nonwovens

3 Easy Ways to Work with Nonwoven Manufacturers

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

 FDI_Nonwoven_Manufacturing_Partner.jpgAs a nonwoven manufacturing partner, we certainly understand our side of the business.  We know nonwovens from meltblown to spunbond.  We know what our products can do and what they can’t and we know exactly how to engineer nonwoven fabrics to perform at maximum capacity for each application. 

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Nonwoven Partnership

Nonwovens Now: Why “Made in the USA” Matters

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

We live in the United States.  It only makes sense that Americans buying American-made products can help sustain and create American jobs.  Period. 

MadeintheUSA.com states that if every American spent an extra $3.33 on American-made items, almost 10,000 new jobs would be created.  They also state that builders using 5% more American-made products would create 220,000.

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Commitment to Excellence, news, Caskets

When I’m Gone, Bury Me in Nonwovens: The Benefits of Nonwovens in Caskets

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

We think about nonwoven fabrics pretty often in our everyday lives. We are, after all, nonwoven manufacturers. So, it only makes sense that we’re pretty focused on nonwoven materials in The Great Hereafter as well. Caskets that are lovely pieces of art are certainly desirable but for casket manufacturers and others involved in funeral planning, it’s important to consider other factors in designing an attractive and practical burial unit.

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Topics: General Nonwovens, news, Caskets

Upcoming 2016 Conferences for Nonwoven Industry Professionals

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Conferences are an important part of professional development and are a key factor in developing a network of contacts within the nonwovens industry.  These upcoming conferences should be considered if you’re a project engineer, a product designer, or a manufacturer involved in nonwovens.

 

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Topics: General Nonwovens, news, Nonwoven Conferences

Nonwoven Applications: Hygiene Products

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

We’ve all seen the uncomfortable advertisements about personal hygiene products.  But just because they can be uncomfortable to talk about doesn’t mean that there isn’t a real need for them in the marketplace.  And nonwovens fabrics are able to be perfectly manipulated to be the exact right solution for many hygiene products. 

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Topics: General Nonwovens, news, Consumer Products

Nonwoven Manufacturing Is Our Business

We're interested in finding solutions for manufacturing problems in the nonwoven arena.  We view challenges as an opportunity to assist a manufacturing partner when no one else can.  If you're looking for tips on the nonwoven manufacturing business, you've come to the right place.

Things to consider:

  • More products are using nonwoven fabrics than ever
  • As technology improves, so does nonwoven manufacturing
  • You should always partner with a manufacturer interested in solutions

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