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The Case for Disposable Nonwoven Industrial Wipes

Posted by John Field

Apr 16, 2015 3:52:48 PM

Traditionally, workers in industry have turned to reusable laundered shop towels for a variety of cleaning applications. These shop towels are used to clean grease, oils and chemicals and are then put into specially marked containers where, often, a rental company will retrieve the towels and leave fresh towels for workers to use. It’s the way that many companies operate. With the new EPA wiper rule adopted in 2014, we in the nonwovens industry have a chance to truly revolutionize this practice of laundering towels for re-use.

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Topics: Meltblown Nonwovens

Nonwoven Applications for Filtration

Posted by John Field

Nov 10, 2014 11:20:13 AM

Nonwovens are found in so many areas of filtration due to many reasons. Two key end-use segments of nonwoven applications are within air (dry filtration) and liquid (wet filtration).   Common nonwoven technologies used for filtration are spunbonded, meltblown and wetlaid.

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Topics: Nonwoven Filtration Products

Printing on Nonwoven Wipes is Now More Than Just Branding

Posted by John Field

Jun 13, 2014 8:59:49 AM

According to a recent Nonwovens Industry article, printing and coloring wipes is evolving to communicate messages other than branding to wipes customers.   Since the combined consumer and industrial wipes markets are expected to increase to over $15.8 billion by 2017, manufacturers are expected to continue to move forward with new technologies.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Tackling the Flushability Question in Nonwoven Wipes

Posted by John Field

Mar 13, 2014 10:43:00 AM

In recent years flushable wipes have had some bad press. Perhaps unfairly, this $1.4 billion industry is accused of causing the increasing number of clogs plaguing sewage systems worldwide. The solution under consideration in several states is a legislative approach to flushability.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

What is the EPA Wiper Rule Anyway?

Posted by John Field

Feb 28, 2014 10:30:26 AM

Last fall, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) lifted an enormous regulatory burden from the manufacturing industry by instituting what has become known as the “wiper rule.”

Tim Wright wrote about the rule in an October 2013 article in Nonwovens Industry magazine:

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Product Innovation Can Mean Big Business in Manufacturing

Posted by John Field

Feb 21, 2014 7:30:00 AM

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Topics: General Nonwovens

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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