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Kyle Lawrence

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Nonwoven Manufacturing: The Secret to Manufacturing Longevity

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Oct 17, 2015 9:55:40 PM

Since 1972, the state of Iowa has been a central figure in the United States presidential election cycle with the first major electoral event to nominate the next president.  Most people also know that Iowa has a big footprint in American agriculture.  But…did you know that Iowa is also a big manufacturing player?

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Nonwovens 101: Using Nonwoven Fabrics in Apparel

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Oct 9, 2015 2:44:52 PM

Fashion Week in New York City just wrapped up.  Models strutted the runway in over 70 fashion shows and over 125,000 visitors flocked to the events, pumping approximately $900 million into the local economy.  Fashion has a big impact on our economy.  But where do nonwoven fabrics and fashion intersect?  We are all familiar with nonwovens in wipes, filtration and hygiene applications.  But can nonwoven fabrics be practical and, perhaps, even preferable in apparel?

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Natural vs. Synthetic Fibers for Nonwoven Fabrics

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Oct 2, 2015 4:16:00 PM

Manufacturers have a choice of materials for the nonwoven fabrics they incorporate into final products.  It’s important to consider all the features and benefits of synthetic vs. natural fibers before making a final selection for nonwoven products. But how do you make the choice? Well, that all depends on the fabric characteristics you need for your final product.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Nonwovens Manufacturing in the News: Is Manufacturing Making a Comeback?

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Sep 4, 2015 5:17:00 PM

If you follow politics at all, you will know that manufacturing is becoming a buzzword not only in the current presidential campaign but also on Capitol Hill itself. Senators Chris Coons of Delaware and Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin have spearheaded a group called Manufacturing Jobs for America to focus on the acceleration of manufacturing jobs and production in the US.

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Commitment to Excellence, news

Wrap It Up: Using Nonwovens in Packaging

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Aug 19, 2015 2:00:00 PM

When’s the last time you really thought about the packaging of your newly purchased items? As you removed the packaging, did you think about the tensile strength of the material? Did you consider the weight? What about the flexibility of the product packaging? If you’re a manufacturer of end-use packaging, you probably consider those things and more. And there are many reasons why nonwovens are the perfect answer in the packaging industry.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Efficiency in Nonwoven Manufacturing: Our Industry Continues to Thrive

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Aug 5, 2015 12:51:44 PM

For many years, if you told someone you were in the manufacturing business in the United States, they would shake their head sadly and talk to you about how manufacturing in the US had no future. Textile manufacturing, which includes nonwovens, was widely considered to be completely dead.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

Nonwovens Manufacturing Trends: Everything Points to More Nonwovens

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Jul 2, 2015 9:45:28 AM

A recent slideshow by Nonwovens Industry indicates that the nonwovens market has reached $29 billion globally and is anticipated to continue growing 5% every year due to global megatrends.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

4 Additives Your Nonwoven Fabric Might Need

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Jun 17, 2015 10:44:38 AM

There are many, many things customers want nonwovens to do and there are a huge variety of applications where nonwovens are useful. Nonwoven fabrics are used in cars, airplanes, homes, manufacturing facilities, schools, indoors, and outdoors. Some are used in wet, cold environments or dry, hot environments. Some are used in changing environments. Whatever the end use of the nonwoven fabric, however, there are specific additives you may want to consider for your nonwoven fabric.

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Topics: Chembond Nonwovens

Manufacturing Trends: Modern Nonwoven Manufacturing Employment

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Apr 2, 2015 2:53:06 PM

A trend over the past decade has been a shortage of qualified, skilled labor in demanding technical manufacturing jobs. But, with the costs of higher education skyrocketing, more and more high school students are taking advantage of the lower costs of technical education at community colleges. These students receive experience and education in high-demand technical manufacturing fields.

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Topics: Commitment to Excellence

Automotive Nonwovens: The 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Posted by Kyle Lawrence

Jan 22, 2015 9:28:46 AM

The 2015 Detroit Auto Show is awash this year in cars with increased fuel efficiency, electric cars and reduced weights. The industry effort to hit a new standard in fuel economy is highly evident at this year’s show.

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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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