Magazine news – Continental Mag http://continentalmag.com/ Mon, 29 Nov 2021 05:37:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 https://continentalmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/favicon-2-120x120.png Magazine news – Continental Mag http://continentalmag.com/ 32 32 Bolsanaro calls for votes to cover US magazine https://continentalmag.com/bolsanaro-calls-for-votes-to-cover-us-magazine/ Fri, 26 Nov 2021 05:46:31 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/bolsanaro-calls-for-votes-to-cover-us-magazine/ In a weekly live broadcast this Thursday (25), President Jair Bolsanaro called for votes to be picked for a newspaper cover in the United States. Each year, the magazine selects the most influential person in the world, for better or for worse, for 12 months to print it. “This poll has been going on for […]]]>

In a weekly live broadcast this Thursday (25), President Jair Bolsanaro called for votes to be picked for a newspaper cover in the United States. Each year, the magazine selects the most influential person in the world, for better or for worse, for 12 months to print it.

“This poll has been going on for decades, Personality of the Year. There are 100 people. I was in the top 100 in 2019 and 2020. Now, in 2021, we are in the lead. Thanks to those who voted for me. Voting is personal, whether you think this person likes you or not, I hope he wins, and if he deserves it, I already thank those who voted. And those who did not vote have the opportunity to vote. “

Currently, Bolzano leads the poll. According to preliminary data released by the press, he received 76% of the vote in this year’s leadership election. Among the rivals, Brazil obtained more than 50% of the vote in favor of the president. The second highest score was former US President Donald Trump, 39%.

With the exception of Bolzano and Trump, Pope Francis is vying for this year’s governorship; United States President Joe Biden; Russian President Vladimir Putin; Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi; President of China, Xi Jinping; Among others. The magazine is due to publish its results on December 8.


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Smithers follows the future of global nonwovens – nonwovens industry magazine https://continentalmag.com/smithers-follows-the-future-of-global-nonwovens-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Wed, 24 Nov 2021 16:22:59 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/smithers-follows-the-future-of-global-nonwovens-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Hygiene (diapers and diapers), feminine hygiene, industrial nonwovens and wipes will all contribute to further growth in global demand for nonwovens over the next five years. The new study by Smithers – The Future of Global Nonwovens to 2027 – predicts that global global consumption in 2021 will reach 12.30 million tonnes, worth $ 51.86 […]]]>
Hygiene (diapers and diapers), feminine hygiene, industrial nonwovens and wipes will all contribute to further growth in global demand for nonwovens over the next five years.

The new study by Smithers – The Future of Global Nonwovens to 2027 – predicts that global global consumption in 2021 will reach 12.30 million tonnes, worth $ 51.86 billion. This reflects a market that has performed well over the past two years. An increase in demand for wipes, medical nonwovens and meltblown mask substrates in particular offset slowing demand in many industrial segments due to manufacturing shutdowns during the pandemic peak of 2020 .

The total volume of nonwovens will increase to 13.40 million tonnes worth $ 56.39 billion, at constant prices, in 2022. The experience of the Covid-19 pandemic will support future growth – it There will be additional demand for medical and premium PPE nonwovens in the years to come, as manufacturing capacity is reallocated as a strategic necessity in protecting against repeated outbreaks.

Smithers tracks the overall market expansion at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.7%, in value, over 2022-2027. This will result in a market of $ 77.84 billion in 2027, with 18.65 million tonnes of nonwovens consumed. During Smithers’ forecast period, the total area will decrease from 375.3 billion square meters to 544.1 billion square meters, indicating a faster CAGR than for the overall tonnage, as new substrates of lower basis weight are introduced.

The commercial landscape of nonwovens has been reshaped by the experience of Covid-19. Increases in raw material prices and shipping costs will continue to be an immediate priority. In the medium term, there will be an oversupply of blow-molded iron as the immediate need to manufacture protective masks wears off.

The search for more durable and compostable nonwovens will drive an increased demand for lyocell, rayon and other non-polymer fibers in the next generation of nonwovens. In multiple segments of nonwovens, it is imperative to develop more durable substrates, including those based on cellulose or biopolymers. This aligns with the priorities of brand owners in many consumer segments, as well as the response to legislation, including the implementation of the Single-Use Plastics Directive and new measures on the possibility of rinse the wipes.

Smithers research tracks market outlook for four major nonwoven processes (airlaid, drylaid, spunlaid, wetlaid) in 19 durable and disposable end applications. It shows that spunlaid remains the most widely used nonwoven web forming process – accounting for 49.6% of all nonwovens consumed in 2022. Although it is heavily dependent on polymeric materials – and therefore under pressure from a sustainability perspective – spunlaid will continue to grow market share. It will reach a market share of 55.2% (by volume) in 2027, driven by new demand for hygiene products in developing markets, mainly in Asia.

There will be a strong demand for both wet and aerial nonwoven substrates during this period, although there is a possibility of a shortage of capacity before 2025, unless new laying lines by airway are built.

The growth in dry laying demand, although still healthy, will be below the market average. In the area of ​​wetlaid, there will be specific market opportunities between 2022 and 2027, including increased demand for double re-crepe (DRC) in wipes and specialized wetlaids as battery separators for the growing segment. electric vehicles.

As nonwovens markets continue to evolve, there will be more emphasis on smarter supply chains, with improved visibility, communication and inventory management, all contributing to efficiency.

All of these market trends are analyzed and quantified critically and in unparalleled detail in the new Smithers – The Future of Global Nonwovens to 2027 report. Historical, current and forecast data are presented (by value, area and weight) in more than 130 data. tables and figures. This subdivides the market by type of raw material; process of forming webs of nonwovens; end use application; and geographic region, including 13 major national markets.


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Hygienix Conference held in Scottsdale – Magazine for the nonwoven industry https://continentalmag.com/hygienix-conference-held-in-scottsdale-magazine-for-the-nonwoven-industry/ Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:13:52 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/hygienix-conference-held-in-scottsdale-magazine-for-the-nonwoven-industry/ Hygieneix – the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets – attracted 390 global industry professionals for in-person lectures, workshops, awards shows and informative table-top receptions from November 15-18 , in Scottsdale, AZ. Highlights of the event included the presentation of the Hygienix Innovation Award 2021 to Kudos, a disposable diaper made […]]]>
Hygieneix – the premier event for the absorbent hygiene and personal care markets – attracted 390 global industry professionals for in-person lectures, workshops, awards shows and informative table-top receptions from November 15-18 , in Scottsdale, AZ.

Highlights of the event included the presentation of the Hygienix Innovation Award 2021 to Kudos, a disposable diaper made from 100% breathable cotton that touches baby’s skin, and the INDA Lifetime Service award to Nick Santoleri, director of the exploitation of Rockline Industries.

As part of its successful post-pandemic comeback as a live event, attendees from 17 countries enjoyed meeting in person at the Westin Kierland in Scottsdale for three days of cutting-edge presentations at the conference and networking at the welcome and table display receptions.

“Hygienix is ​​a very well organized event where we can meet industry thought leaders, get updates on the latest developments and make incredible network connections,” said Anil Kirhalli, Director of Sales and Development commercial, Kansan Machinery Company.

The Hygienix conference brought together 28 speakers on interesting topics, including new options for a responsible end of life; Product and process innovation in absorbent hygiene products (AHP); Haptics: four approaches to assess feel and progress in electronic hygiene; Absorbent hygiene products market statistics, trends and information; Women’s care: challenges of the status quo; and New Approaches and Unmet Needs in Infant PSA and Incontinence.

“Hygienix provides an excellent forum for the hygiene industry with valuable information and data, as well as meeting new prospects and maintaining existing customer relationships,” says Mark Steinbrecher, Technical Sales Manager-Nonwovens, Optima.

To kick off the event, nearly 140 attendees attended valuable short workshops on Absorbent Systems for Absorbent Hygiene or Global Trends in Diapers, Baby Pants and Adult Underwear.

Innovation and service acclaimed
Dave Ruse, INDA President, presented the INDA Lifetime Service Award to Santoleri of Rockline for his industry leadership and advocacy for over 20 years. Appointed COO a year ago, he started at Scott Paper as a cooperative student at Drexel University and helped launch the first brand name disposable wipes and refillable baby wipes packs. He has been involved in the installation of 16 new lines and four completely new facilities and the introduction of more than two dozen non-woven products. Santoleri has also served on the board and executive committee of INDA, as well as the chair of several industry event committees.

Amrita Saigal, Founder and CEO of Glory diapers, accepted the Hygienix 2021 Innovation Award for pioneering, environmentally friendly, more natural plant-based diapers for baby’s sensitive buttocks. Other finalists for the prestigious annual award were Expandable Core Wrap from Curt G. Joa, Inc. and GlatPure Back Sheet by Glatfelter.

INDA has announced that Hygienix 2022 will be held November 14-17, 2022 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans, LA.


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Kimberly-Clark UK operations switch to renewable energy – nonwovens industry magazine https://continentalmag.com/kimberly-clark-uk-operations-switch-to-renewable-energy-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Mon, 22 Nov 2021 16:43:52 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/kimberly-clark-uk-operations-switch-to-renewable-energy-nonwovens-industry-magazine/ Kimberly clark signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will lead to the construction of a new wind farm owned by Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust that will make nearly 80% of all its electricity consumption in the UK renewable. The new Cumberhead onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland will provide Kimberly-Clark with approximately 160,000 […]]]>
Kimberly clark signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) that will lead to the construction of a new wind farm owned by Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust that will make nearly 80% of all its electricity consumption in the UK renewable.

The new Cumberhead onshore wind farm in South Lanarkshire, Scotland will provide Kimberly-Clark with approximately 160,000 megawatt hours of renewable energy per year for the consumer brands Andrex, Kleenex, Huggies and the business-to-business brands WypAll and Scott. This represents an emission reduction of 55,625 MTCO2e per year – the equivalent of taking 38,628 passenger vehicles off the road each year.

This agreement is a first for Kimberly-Clark outside of North America and marks an important step towards the company’s goal of halving its absolute greenhouse gas emissions Scope 1 and 2 by now 2030.

The deal will cover nearly 80% of the electricity needs of Kimberly-Clark’s Barrow, Flint Site and Northfleet manufacturing plants which together produce Andrex toilet rolls, Kleenex tissues, as well as Huggies baby wipes and other personal care products for the UK market. The deal also means renewable energy for Kimberly-Clark’s two main UK distribution centers in Chorley and Northfleet.

“We are proud to announce this partnership with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust as the first of many that will be needed to achieve the energy transformation we are aiming for,” said Oriol Margo, Sustainability Leader, Europe , Middle East and Africa, Kimberly-Clark. “Consumers expect brands to lead change, be goal-oriented and environmentally sustainable. We are constantly innovating to find our next sustainable solution and reduce our environmental footprint. This is a significant step forward in our efforts to decarbonize our UK operations ”

Construction of the new wind farm has recently started and will take approximately 12 to 15 months.

This is just one of many sustainability innovation projects underway at Kimberly-Clark as part of a vision to decarbonize the business by deploying renewable electricity in Europe, the Middle East. and in Africa and by pursuing the exploration and development of carbon-free gas solutions.

Kimberly-Clark’s Sustainability Strategy 2030 aims to address the key social and environmental challenges of the next decade, improving the lives and well-being of one billion people in underserved communities around the world. The transition to renewable energy will be a critical part of the company’s global effort to halve its total environmental footprint by 2030.


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The Poligof group obtains the ISCC Plus certification – Magazine of the non-woven industry https://continentalmag.com/the-poligof-group-obtains-the-iscc-plus-certification-magazine-of-the-non-woven-industry/ Fri, 19 Nov 2021 14:27:47 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/the-poligof-group-obtains-the-iscc-plus-certification-magazine-of-the-non-woven-industry/ by Poligof The Mira plant has obtained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus accreditation. Certification of the Mira plant (the largest in the Group) will be followed by all other Poligof plants in Italy, Russia, India and Mexico. ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system, covering all sustainable raw materials, including agricultural […]]]>
by Poligof The Mira plant has obtained the International Sustainability and Carbon Certificate (ISCC) Plus accreditation. Certification of the Mira plant (the largest in the Group) will be followed by all other Poligof plants in Italy, Russia, India and Mexico.

ISCC is a globally applicable sustainability certification system, covering all sustainable raw materials, including agricultural and forestry biomass, circular materials and renewable energies, on a mass balance basis. Mass balance is an accepted and certified protocol that documents and tracks sustainable content from the supplier through to final delivery to customers.

The traceability of organic and biocircular raw materials is guaranteed throughout the supply chain by third-party auditors and strict controls of incoming / outgoing materials at each stage.

Poligof films and laminates from the bio and biocircular economy are called PoliBLUE and include breathable and non-breathable films and laminates for backsheet, single wrap films and also printed.

During the manufacturing process, a sustainable raw material is mixed with a raw material of fossil origin to create films and laminates that can be processed just like standard materials (instant solution).

Poligof has secured the upstream supply of circular and biocircular raw materials thanks to an exclusive agreement for the hygiene market with a main supplier of ISCC Plus certified polyolefins.

“Thanks to PoliBLUE products, Poligof will be in a privileged position to reduce GHG emissions and the use of petroleum sources, allowing AHP manufacturers to offer a green material and to avoid or mitigate future taxes on fossil materials ”, comments Fabrizio D’Amico, Commercial Director, Poligof Group.


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Lizzo, Simone Biles, Nikole Hannah-Jones on ESSENCE magazine cover https://continentalmag.com/lizzo-simone-biles-nikole-hannah-jones-on-essence-magazine-cover/ Thu, 18 Nov 2021 16:46:12 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/lizzo-simone-biles-nikole-hannah-jones-on-essence-magazine-cover/ ESSENCE magazine takes a radical approach their vacation number. Source: Chrisean Rose / Ramona Rosales / Chrisean Rose / Essence Magazine The magazine has three different covers for the issue, which they dedicated to personal care. Cover stars Lizzo, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Simone Biles have all made headlines this year for choosing themselves and their […]]]>

ESSENCE magazine takes a radical approach their vacation number.

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The magazine has three different covers for the issue, which they dedicated to personal care. Cover stars Lizzo, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Simone Biles have all made headlines this year for choosing themselves and their sanity under public pressure.

We are delighted to provide you with an overview of the three covers as well as excerpts from the magazine’s reports on the three women.

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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First of all, we must salute the editorial / photographic sense of these looks! Lizzo’s bold turquoise eye is EVERYTHING !!!!

Entertainment Editor-in-Chief Brande Victorian interviewed Lizzo about body positivity and more in her “Simply Being” cover story.

The musician told Victorian that she constantly felt misunderstood: “No one is ever right about me.”

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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She also revealed that she was tired of being the spokesperson for body positivity.

“It’s exhausting,” Lizzo admits. “And that’s the point. I don’t want to talk about this anymore. We must be neutral towards the bodies.

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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It is certainly easier said than done. But we agree that there is a LOT more to discuss when it comes to Lizzo than her body. We really enjoyed hearing her talk about making the kind of music audiences don’t often expect from a black woman:

“I use 808s, but not the same as everyone else,” she explains of the drum machine that characterizes much of hip-hop and R&B today. “I have songs that I could drop right now, but that’s just not my goal. This is not why God made me and put me on this planet at this exact moment.

Listen, we are impatiently awaiting his music! As soon as you are ready Lizzo!

Hit the flip for a snippet of Simone Biles’ cover story “More Than A Medal”.

Can we just talk about the beauty of black women for a minute?

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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Simone Biles looks gorgeous on her cover, doesn’t she? We are absolutely amazed – not just by her cover look, but also by her words. In this issue, she discusses her controversial decision to withdraw from the Olympics this summer.

“I certainly knew that any position I took would be a little bigger than herself,” Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told writer Kovie Biakolo in her cover, “More than a medal.” “At the end of the day, we are humans. We are not just athletes. We’re not just here to have fun.

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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While discussing the “twists” that led to her decision to make the headlines not to compete with the backlash of her withdrawal, as well as the outpouring of love and support she received, Biles finally explains. in the feature film: “I feel satisfied with what I did and how I made the decision.

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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We support you Simone!

Hit the flip for the final cover, featuring Nikole Hannah-Jones.

We love Nikole Hannah-Jones to cover magazines with her courage!

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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In her cover story “When ‘NO’ Opens Doors”, Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones recounts how, when she refused to accept a position at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for months after withdrawing their initial offer, she wasn’t just saying no to herself.

“It was important for me to say no to the UNC, for my dignity, my respect for myself,” she explains to Malaika Jabali, editor-in-chief of ESSENCE news and politics. . “And then, apart from myself, I had to do it for black people and marginalized people, for their dignity and respect as well.”

Lizzo is on the cover of Essence magazine

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Hannah-Jones says she immediately saw the impact of this choice. “A lot of people were watching, people who you think would have no investment in whether a New York Times reporter gets a job at a university,” notes the professor who later joined Howard University and is currently setting up his Center for Journalism and Democracy. “A TSA agent told me, ‘I hope North Carolina helps you. “

I like this. I love the way we root for our people!

Hannah-Jones’ groundbreaking 1619 Project for The New York Times Magazine was published as a book, The 1619 Project: An Origin Story, this week.

So… Which blanket is your favorite?

To learn more about this special feature and more, visit ESSENCE.com or pick up the November / December issue on newsstands during the holidays.

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Autoneum launches Flexi-Loft for vehicle interiors – nonwoven industry magazine https://continentalmag.com/autoneum-launches-flexi-loft-for-vehicle-interiors-nonwoven-industry-magazine/ Tue, 16 Nov 2021 14:34:50 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/autoneum-launches-flexi-loft-for-vehicle-interiors-nonwoven-industry-magazine/ Automotive component manufacturer Autoneum launched Flexi-Loft, a new felt-based technology which, thanks to a unique blend of recycled cotton and functional fibers, reduces the weight of the product and allows precise adaptation even to complex shapes. The textile material therefore offers a versatile and more durable alternative to foam. The acoustic performance of passenger compartment […]]]>
Automotive component manufacturer Autoneum launched Flexi-Loft, a new felt-based technology which, thanks to a unique blend of recycled cotton and functional fibers, reduces the weight of the product and allows precise adaptation even to complex shapes. The textile material therefore offers a versatile and more durable alternative to foam.

The acoustic performance of passenger compartment components such as interior dashboards or carpets depends on the quality of noise reduction as well as the geometric adaptability and fill power of their material.

In order to achieve high acoustic performance with minimum weight and maximum durability, Autoneum continuously improves its portfolio of textile products. When it comes to components for the interior of the vehicle, for example, standard thermoplastic felts stand out for their sound absorption, robustness and environmental friendliness. However, since felt-based materials are generally less bulky and moldable than foam components, they require more weight to completely fill the areas of varying thickness between the component surface and the white body of the vehicle. In contrast, Autoneum’s Flexi-Loft technology is significantly lighter, more flexible and more adaptable than standard felts. In addition, the fiber-based material is versatile and clearly outperforms current foam products in terms of durability.

Thanks to its innovative blend of recycled cotton and polyester fibers, Flexi-Loft significantly reduces component weight while improving geometric adaptability and acoustic performance, especially in thin areas. Thanks to the specific properties of the fibers, Flexi-Loft allows precise adaptation to a wide variety of vehicle bodies, thus improving the soundproofing qualities of the respective product. Even at low weight, Flexi-Loft covers a wide range of material thicknesses, thus proving to be an ideal decoupling material for intricately shaped interior components such as interior dashboards and car mats. As a lightweight, flexible and durable alternative to standard felts and foams, Flexi-Loft stands out for its versatile application in combination with existing Autoneum technologies such as Hybrid-Acoustics and Prime-Light. In addition, the material helps reduce odors and dust inside the vehicle.

Overall, Flexi-Loft offers a unique combination of design freedom and increased durability. The lightweight fiber-based material is characterized by excellent environmental performance throughout the product lifecycle while providing the same benefits as less durable foam alternatives. Flexi-Loft consists of at least 50% recycled cotton fibers, and the clippings generated during the manufacturing process are collected, processed and then reused in the production of new felt blanks. In addition, the material is fully recyclable.

Autoneum is already using Flexi-Loft worldwide as an insulation for various carpets, interior dashboards and other acoustic components based on its Prime-Light technology. The application of the material as an effective decoupler in interior dashboards in Hybrid-Acoustics will be launched on the European market in 2023.


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Freudenberg offers sustainable wound care – magazine for the nonwoven industry https://continentalmag.com/freudenberg-offers-sustainable-wound-care-magazine-for-the-nonwoven-industry/ Thu, 11 Nov 2021 13:02:04 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/freudenberg-offers-sustainable-wound-care-magazine-for-the-nonwoven-industry/ Freudenberg Performance Materials has a new approach to sustainable wound care. “Sustainability is firmly anchored in Freudenberg performance materials‘strategy. That is why we are committing to pioneering work to enable our customers in the medical industry to bring more sustainable products to market, ”says Henk Randau, SVP &, General Manager Global Business Division Healthcare. The […]]]>
Freudenberg Performance Materials has a new approach to sustainable wound care.

“Sustainability is firmly anchored in Freudenberg performance materials‘strategy. That is why we are committing to pioneering work to enable our customers in the medical industry to bring more sustainable products to market, ”says Henk Randau, SVP &, General Manager Global Business Division Healthcare. The company has decades of experience in developing sustainable solutions. Freudenberg Performance Materials pioneered polyester recycling in the early 1990s, for example, and today recycles some seven million PET bottles per day.

Freudenberg Performance Materials designed the ECO-CHECK label to endorse particularly sustainable products. The company offers its healthcare customers two solutions for designing durable wound dressings. These coatings use bio-based raw materials which allow biodegradation in an industrial composting framework after use of the product.

M 1701 is ideal for traditional wound care dressings. Composed of 100% polylactic acid derived from natural resources, it offers good wound care characteristics.

M 1714 with superior absorption for more difficult wounds consists of a blend of bio-based fibers derived from natural sources and has a smooth contact layer with the wound. The product has been evaluated for industrial compostability and complies with ISO 13432, which facilitates the application for certificates regarding the biodegradability of the product.

In addition, Freudenberg Performance Materials’ silicone coated foams with their patent protected technology combine durability aspects with a number of enhanced functionality. Reducing the number of process steps in the manufacture of dressings reduces the complexity of production, thereby avoiding waste, saving energy and simplifying the supply chain. At the same time, the solution retains all the advantages of a pure foam dressing without a silicone layer, such as free swelling and prevention of the accumulation of exudate in the wound bed, while eliminating the disadvantages. solutions with standard silicone adhesive layers. From a nursing perspective, the benefits include greater flexibility which allows for optimal contour of the wound bed and reduced risk of infection through prevention of exudate build-up.

For the first time, FPM is also presenting prototypes incorporating this technology in the form of a bandage bordered with a silicone adhesive border. The ability to select an extra strong silicone border complements these product advantages. This allows for longer wearing times, thus generating less waste.

More efficient cleaning results and greater patient comfort Freudenberg Performance Materials also introduces an innovative hydrophilic debridement foam that provides the following benefits: use in wound cavities, ideal for cleaning deep and hard-to-reach wounds, better cleaning results and reduced risk and greater patient comfort. Hydrophilic PU foam provides better cleaning
result with reduced pressure, thus increasing patient comfort.


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International Fibers Group Announces Price Increases – Nonwoven Industry Magazine https://continentalmag.com/international-fibers-group-announces-price-increases-nonwoven-industry-magazine/ Tue, 09 Nov 2021 21:34:07 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/international-fibers-group-announces-price-increases-nonwoven-industry-magazine/ International Fiber Group (IFG) has announced that its base fiber prices will increase from January 2022. The industry has faced numerous price increases in recent months for a wide variety of products and services. As the end of 2021 approaches, IFG is once again warned against multiple price adjustments by its suppliers and for various […]]]>
International Fiber Group (IFG) has announced that its base fiber prices will increase from January 2022.

The industry has faced numerous price increases in recent months for a wide variety of products and services. As the end of 2021 approaches, IFG is once again warned against multiple price adjustments by its suppliers and for various reasons.

These price increases are a consequence of the persistent global instability caused by Covid-19. The impact of this development has been felt on IFG’s main suppliers, from polymers and additives to logistics and energy. These shortages and increased costs in the supply chain are not only present in our industry, but are challenging businesses around the world.

In 2022, industry base contract prices for polymers and additives will increase significantly following the substantial increases in energy costs seen in recent weeks. As a result, IFG’s base fiber prices will increase to partially accommodate these rising costs.

This is completely inevitable, and the company is simply unable to absorb the full impact and maintain its high standards of product quality, flexible service and continuous innovation in the market.

To give its customers the best possible confidence in sourcing in these times of continuing turbulence, IFG is committed to delivering the highest quality products using secure and contractual volumes of first-class raw materials, providing its customers and supply chain peace of mind.

IFG also remains committed to using green energy for the majority of its manufacturing. This is in addition to IFG’s growing line of organic and sustainable fiber alternatives launched this year, as part of its strategy to lead the industry towards a more sustainable future.


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Indorama Ventures Hygiene Division announces price increases – nonwoven industry magazine https://continentalmag.com/indorama-ventures-hygiene-division-announces-price-increases-nonwoven-industry-magazine/ Fri, 05 Nov 2021 12:53:29 +0000 https://continentalmag.com/indorama-ventures-hygiene-division-announces-price-increases-nonwoven-industry-magazine/ The Hygiene division of Indorama Ventures Public Limited Company (IVL), a global sustainable chemicals company, announced price increases on all polypropylene, polyester, recycled polyester, polylactic acid (PLA) and two-component fibers effective December 1, 2021, or to the extent that contracts permit. These fibers are used in a variety of different hygienic and technical applications around […]]]>
The Hygiene division of Indorama Ventures Public Limited Company (IVL), a global sustainable chemicals company, announced price increases on all polypropylene, polyester, recycled polyester, polylactic acid (PLA) and two-component fibers effective December 1, 2021, or to the extent that contracts permit. These fibers are used in a variety of different hygienic and technical applications around the world. Prices will increase by up to 15%, depending on the specific fiber quality.

Shachar Rachim, CEO of the Hygiene Division, said: “Due to unprecedented increases in energy, wages, domestic and international transportation costs, as well as finishes, additives and all packaging materials, we believe it is necessary to take this pricing action. These price increases will take place regardless of any change in resin cost.

“We recognize that these increases are taking place during an unusually high period of feedstock prices, but we must take this step in order to support the staffing of our operations and the continued delivery of our high quality fibers,” says Tom Zaiser, Director of Marketing. “We will monitor the dynamic global inflationary issues necessitating these increases on a quarterly basis and adjust as much as possible if these pressures ease.”


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