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UK researcher develops soil bacteria-laced fabric
Fibre2Fashion
London-based professor of synthetic biology at University College, Natsai Audrey Chieza, has developed traditional fabric with the dye and pattern created by soil bacteria, in a textile project named "Faber Futures." The innovative designer discovered that certain bacteria, taken from the soil in the roots of herbs such as tarragon and sage, would create different colors when cultured.
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Poise Impressa could change landscape of stress incontinence market
Nonwovens Industry
For the past few months Kimberly-Clark has been test marketing a new type of incontinence product in the Kansas City, Missouri market. Marketed under the Poise Impressa brand name, the products being tested are a line of pessaries, a non-absorbent device that is inserted like a tampon and then expands and puts pressure on the urethra to help leaks from occurring in the first place.
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Factories in US expand at a more sustainable pace
Bloomberg
Manufacturing moderated at the end of 2014 to a more sustainable pace of growth as U.S. factories adjusted to weaker overseas markets and steady demand from domestic customers. The Institute for Supply Management’s factory index dropped to a six-month low of 55.5, less than forecast, from 58.7 in November, a report from the Tempe, Arizona-based group recently showed. In October, the reading matched a three year-high.
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Grate Chef Grill Wipes feature foodservice-grade high heat oil for home grills
Nonwovens Industry
After spending years in sales and marketing for a food service company, Michael Griffin and a former business partner founded the Gainesville, Georgia-based company Grate Chef in 2002. A year later, Grate Chef Grill Wipes were born. "We spent a lot of time in the back of restaurants and noticed how chefs were always cleaning and oiling their grill grates with a towel and oil and started the discussion of if there was something available for the at home griller," says Griffin. "When we did our research we found that nothing in the market was available and thus we began the work on the product which is now our Grate Chef Grill Wipes."
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Nanex offers invisible nanocoating technology
Specialty Fabrics Review
Belgium-based Nanex Co. offers biodegradable and eco-friendly formulas featuring "invisible" nanotechnology coatings that can be applied to natural and manmade technical textiles and nonwovens, making them resistant to oil and water while allowing them to retain their original properties. AquaShield is a super hydrophobic water repellent spray in the company's nanotechnology product line that protects all absorbent surfaces, including textiles, leathers, wood and stone.
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SCA launches improved diaper pant for adults
Nonwovens Industry
Through its Tena brand, SCA introduced an adult pants style diaper that is 20 percent thinner and more comfortable to wear. Additionally, new Tena Pants Normal has an improved environmental profile including reduced carbon dioxide emissions during production and transportation and more efficient storage. "We are excited to provide our consumers and customers an improved product that delivers according to their needs," says Mansoor Parvaiz, SCA's vice president of the incontinence care category.
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Structures: The art (and science) of being flexible
Specialty Fabrics Review
Buildings are supposed to stand up strong and be both flexible and durable. Despite impressions to the contrary, even buildings made of steel and concrete must be flexible to resist cracking and ultimately falling apart. The length to which architects and building experts go to provide expansion joints and other small, nearly invisible points of flexible stress (for all materials used) in a building is the height of successful construction … and of lessons learned over hundreds of years of failures. With fabric structures, the same holds true for every flex joint and attachment point, as well as the fabric itself.
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'Make in India' is the fastest growing government project on digital
Fibre2Fashion
'Make in India' has become the largest and fastest growing government initiative ever on digital media, leaving behind all other government schemes, Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced. Since its launch just three months ago, Make in India has received an overwhelming response on its digital platforms, and has already touched more than 2.1 billion global impressions on social media, with its fan base on Facebook page crossing 3 million-mark.
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