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Flushing Concerns Away: The Latest Update on Flushable Wipes

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Jul 6, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Our industry has been plagued with the question of flushability since the dawn of the disposable wipe. Baby wipes, really the first type of disposable wipe to hit the mainstream market, are not flushable. However, there are many disposable wipes designed as flushable moist toilet tissue. As you can guess, the consumer confusion over these two seemingly identical wipes is extreme.

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Topics: Wipes, Disposable Nonwovens, flushable

Nonwoven Applcation - Wipes

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Feb 12, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Nonwoven Applications:  Why Wipes?

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Wipes, news

3 Steps to Choosing the Right Nonwoven Fabric

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Jan 7, 2016 1:07:15 PM

The type of nonwoven fabric you choose for your end-use product is critical.  And before we get into any of the steps to take to choose the right fabric, we have to start with this piece of advice: talk to your nonwoven manufacturerWhen it comes down it, they have the experience, the technical knowledge and the information you need to help you make the best choice for your product.  But, before you talk to your nonwoven manufacturer, you can certainly arm yourself with some basic information about choosing the right fabric.

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Wipes, news

Nonwovens 2015 and Beyond

Posted by FDI Drylaid Team

Dec 31, 2015 3:21:05 PM

Karen McIntyre of Nonwovens Industry wrote an excellent 2015 wrap-up article, 2015: The Year That Was in the recent issue of the magazine.  In it, she covers all the top stories (and there were many) of 2015. 

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Wipes, news

Nonwoven Wipes:  Rolling with the Times

Posted by Chris Rowlett

Nov 13, 2015 12:53:50 PM

On October 8, Nonwovens Industry published an article about flushable moist toilet paper packaged a little differently:  on a roll.   Because consumers are far more accustomed to their toilet tissue being packaged on a convenient roll, this innovation a good candidate to be embraced throughout the consumer world. 

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Topics: General Nonwovens, Wipes, news

Flushable Wipes vs. Unflushable Wipes: What Should We Manufacture?

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Aug 12, 2015 3:44:00 PM

Karen McIntyre of Nonwovens Industry recently published an article from the viewpoint of the wastewater industry on flushable wipes. She interviewed the sewage authority director, Rob Villee, in Middlesex, NJ for his perspective on the problem of flushability.  The aptly nicknamed “Lord of Wipes” claimed in the article that consumer education is where most of the problem lies with the perception that wipes are causing drain clogs all over the country. 

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Topics: Wipes, Medical 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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