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Hygiene components
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A diaper isn't just a diaper, and the same can be said for the wide range of hygiene products produced in the nonwovens industry. While the bulk of many nonwoven products are made from the engineered fabrics that are the hallmark of the industry, there are a host of other materials working with nonwovens, whose role is to improve upon, add value and facilitate the efficacy of these products' end uses. More



Cleaner air - outside and in
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Concern over the air quality inside buildings is now receiving similar attention to that which outdoor air quality received in the 1970s - and it's another area in which nonwoven-based filter media are cleaning up. More

The next step to sustainable fibers
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The increased consciousness for the environment began some 20 years ago. Since then, many organizations and nongovernmental organizations have started campaigning for a healthier environment. In this context, the textile industry and mainly the producing sectors of the business were and are challenged to produce their articles in a more sustainable way. More

Control Tension the Easy Way

With its easy-to-navigate graphic user interface, the SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller will have your machine operators maintaining the right tension for your web process in no time.
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Drive on with nonwovens
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Factors helping nonwovens cruise into more automotive applications are many. Minimum mileage regulations are making lightweight materials necessary; green concerns are mandating the raw material flexibility nonwovens can offer and advancements in nonwovens technology are allowing for the creation of aesthetic fabrics. More

Biofelt absorbable scaffold for implant devices
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Biomedical textiles developer and manufacturer Biomedical Structures, has launched Biofelt an absorbable nonwovens based scaffold for implant devices for use in orthopaedics, cardiology, general surgery and other in vivo applications. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use

Enhance your on-site wastewater treatment. Systems from Layne provide clean, re-useable water supplies from your waste stream. Improve plant performance while reducing energy use and discharge. Layne’s membrane bioreactors are available as complete systems or as retro-fits to your existing biological treatment system.
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India a top market for US textile exports
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In 2010, India's total textile and clothing exports to the U.S. were $5.38 billion; U.S. exports to India totaled $141 million. Despite the disparity, India is still one of the top four markets for U.S. apparel and textile products, along with The Netherlands, Brazil and Taiwan. More

Intelligent geotextiles: Wired sensor networks underground
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The Dutch engineering firm TenCate offers a product called the GeoDetect system. It is "the first sensor enabled geotextile on the market to provide soil reinforcement, structural health monitoring and an early warning system into one package." It is a computational fabric that structurally strengthens and physically monitors the landscapes it is buried within. More



Lenzing continues to supply FR fibers to US army
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Lenzing is to continue to supply flame-resistant specialty fibers for a new generation of U.S. Army combat uniforms with the signature of U.S. President Obama formally approving the National Defense Authorization Act. This enables the delivery of TenCate Defender M uniform fabrics for an unlimited period of time (permanent waiver) which began on Dec. 31. More

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