Japan’s Spunbonded/Meltblown Nonwovens Production Increase in July

According to METI statistics, Japanese production of nonwoven fabrics in July increased by 6.5% over the same month of last year to 30,498 tons. By item, spunlaced nonwovens sharply increased by 25.9% to 4,538 tons thanks to vigorous demands for applications in wet wipes, face masks and cosmetic articles. Spunbonded/meltblown nonwovens, for which Japanese makers have been relocating production abroad, grew by 5.9% to 9,726 tons due to brisk production of disposable diapers. Wetlaid nonwovens production continued to be strong with a 13.7% growth to 3,048 tons. Nonwoven fabric production during January-July 2017 remained practically the same as the year before at 197,920 tons.

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Teijin Materials and Technologies to Support World Solar Challenge

Teijin Aramid B.V. announced that its Twaron para-aramid fiber would be deployed in the solar-powered vehicles being developed by the KU Leuven and University of Michigan teams taking part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s biggest solar car racing event taking place in Australia from October 8th to 15th. The Teijin Group intends to further strengthen its ability to deliver innovative technological solutions in fields such as weight reduction and battery efficiency, it plans to meet the expected growth in global demand for electric vehicles leading up to the year 2040, by which time these are expected to become the default mode of transportation. The KU Leuven team

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EDANA Publishes New Guidelines for Testing Femcare Products

           EDANA, the leading global association and voice of nonwovens and related industries, shared new testing guidelines for femcare products at OUTLOOK 2017, the world’s premier nonwoven personal care products and hygiene conference. The guidance document aims to meet demands for relevant, accurate, reliable and comparable tests, covering performance standards as well as substance testing across a range of feminine hygiene products. Introduced by EDANA Scientific & Technical Affairs Director Marines Lagemaat, the guidelines are designed as a best practice tool for third parties to ensure the scientifically sound testing of femcare products and meaningful results. The guidelines were developed by a group of experts from hygiene product manufacturers, their

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