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US manufacturers poised to ramp up spending
Los Angeles Times
U.S. industrial production last year grew faster than the overall economy, speeding up especially in the fourth quarter. Yet factories added only about 60,000 jobs over the year, just one-third the rate of growth for all employers. Part of the explanation is that manufacturing made greater strides in productivity than service firms did. That means factories got more out of their workers and machinery.
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Pakistan textile exporters seek restoration of zero rating
fibre2fashion
Textile exporters from Pakistan have expressed disappointment on the withdrawal of zero-rating regime for the export-oriented sector stating that the withdrawal is adversely affecting exports at a time when huge amounts of sales tax refunds were already trapped with the Federal Board of Revenue and exporters were facing a liquidity crunch.
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TAPPI's NET division webinar series continues
TAPPINET
The Binders & Additives Committee presents Process Foam: What, Why and How to Attack at noon EST on Thursday, Feb. 13, hosted by Chris Sharpe of ESP Foam Control. This webinar will provide an examination of the causes, symptoms and challenges with foam generation in nonwovens processing. An overview of the technologies associated with foam control will be offered, with a focus on chemical foam control additives.
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Spunlaid investments at Freudenberg
Sustainable Nonwovens
Freudenberg Nonwovens plans to invest several million euros in upgrading its spunlaid lines in Durham, N.C., and Kaiserslautern, Germany. Both projects relate to the further technical development of existing lines and follow the company's decades-long tradition of continuous process improvement.
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Strong nonwovens investment continues in Southeast Asia
Nonwovens Industry
In recent years, Asia has become a focal point for foreign nonwovens investment. While China has certainly led the way, with a nonwovens output that rivals both Europe and the NAFTA region in size, Southeast Asia has also benefited from foreign investors looking for a low cost manufacturing base with the potential for strong growth.
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Sales outpace market growth at Autoneum
Innovation in Textiles
Autoneum, a leader in acoustic and thermal management solutions for vehicles, made further progress in a challenging market environment in 2013 and increased its net sales by 5.8 percent. In local currencies and adjusted for the sale of the Italian subsidiary, sales improved by 9.9 percent. In addition to Autoneum's global presence, the factors crucial to this success included participation in successful vehicle models and gains in market share.
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Opinion: The real future of US manufacturing
Reuters
Few topics have been more fraught than the fate of U.S. manufacturing. The sharp loss of manufacturing jobs since 2008 has triggered legitimate concern that America's best days may have passed. Even as recent leading indicators suggest more economic momentum, job growth remains at best sluggish and manufacturing has seen only marginal gains — having shed more than 2 million jobs in 2008-2009, and millions more since the peak in the late 1970s.
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Pegas' Egyptian line complete
Nonwovens Industry
Pegas Nonwovens, the Czech Republic's largest nonwovens manufacturer, completed qualification on its new spunmelt line in Egypt. Now in commercialization mode, the new line is capable of producing 20,000 tons of nonwovens per year which will largely target the local market. Pegas announced the line in June 2011, saying it was being built in accordance with a long-term supply agreement with one of its customers.
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'Flushable' wipes blamed for clogging Canadian sewage systems
CBC News
Despite the growing popularity of personal wipes in bathrooms across Canada, sewage experts are warning that flushing them down the toilet — even those marketed as "flushable — is causing millions of dollars of damage to infrastructure every year. Recent advertising campaigns from manufacturers such as Cottonelle are pushing these moist towelettes as a more sanitary alternative to toilet paper.

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In Germany's Industry 4.0, machines take over factories
Deutsche Welle
In most German production companies, smart factories are already a significant part of the business strategy, as a report by consultancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers has shown. In practice, however, only every fifth company controls its production processes and facilities via interconnected IT systems.

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New route to cellulostic fibers
Sustainable Nonwovens
Aphios Corporation, based in Woburn, Mass., has secured a new patent which could have significant implications in the further development of cellulosic biomass as the basis for new fibers, nonwovens and other products. Cellulosic biomass resources are currently greatly underutilized around the world and if effectively exploited, could reduce climate change while alleviating several energy and environmental problems.

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MCP adds product line for construction sector
fibre2fashion
Mallard Creek Polymers Inc. is continuing its aggressive R&D effort to create performance emulsion polymer products designed for waterproofing, moisture vapor and air barrier coatings, in addition to polymer systems for EIFS and cement modification. The latest product, BarrierPro 4551, provides performance that meets or exceeds today's most demanding building system requirements.
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'Flushable' wipes blamed for clogging Canadian sewage systems
CBC News
Despite the growing popularity of personal wipes in bathrooms across Canada, sewage experts are warning that flushing them down the toilet — even those marketed as "flushable — is causing millions of dollars of damage to infrastructure every year. Recent advertising campaigns from manufacturers such as Cottonelle are pushing these moist towelettes as a more sanitary alternative to toilet paper. But people in the sewage treatment business argue that these wipes are clogging drains and damaging sewage systems.
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