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India to establish nonwovens center of excellence
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The Indian government recently launched a five-year national mission on technical textiles to boost the growth of the nascent nonwovens and specialty textiles sector. This plan includes a $45 million investment and a five year timeframe from 2011-2015, said Rita Menon, India's Textile Secretary at an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Textiles, India and the trade body, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi. More



Hanna discusses hygiene trends at vision
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Pricie Hanna, vice president at industry consultancy John R. Starr, Inc., presented her take on Global Hygiene Trends at Vision 2011 recently. What she has found is emerging markets are recovering more quickly than mature markets where growth is driven by increasing diaper market penetration. In some of these regions, penetration rates are as low as 6 percent, particularly in rural areas. As these regions begin experiencing GDP recovery and their populations become more urban, the use of disposable products, like diapers, is expected to rise. To prepare for this growth, makers of disposable diapers and other hygiene products have already entered full-blown expansion mode in many developing regions. More

Complete knowledge bank on technical textiles unveiled
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Today's dawn brings forth an exciting, spanking new, innovative and full of freshness B2B portal for the globally vibrant technical textiles sector. Fibre2fashion the worlds largest B2B textile, apparel and fashion website has unveiled www.technicaltextile.net which will introduce and provide an entire gamut of services to the initiated as well as the uninitiated into the fascinating world of technical textiles. More



Biomanufacturing facility adopts new approach to sterile cleanroom gowning
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The Waisman Clinical BioManufacturing Facility (WCBF) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is a state-of-the-art cleanroom facility that conducts GMP manufacturing of cell therapeutics, gene therapy vectors, and biologics for phase I/II human clinical trials. The WCBF serves researchers as they enter early development of novel biological therapies and catalyzes the advancement of therapies into human clinical trials. With broad and comprehensive capabilities, the WCBF specializes in assisting researchers and companies with the entire process of developing a manufacturing process and producing and testing materials for human clinical trials. More

Nanotechnology: It's getting bigger
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There has been increasing momentum in recent years in the use of nanotechnology to provide textile products with new and enhanced properties, such as stain and water repellence, flame retardance, antimicrobial properties, UV protection, abrasion resistance, odor absorption and insect repellence. With such wide-ranging and importance performance properties, it's not surprising that nanotechnology has been identified as a key technology for the future of textiles. More

Lentex aims to gain Gamrat in Polish PVC privatization
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Lentex, the acquisitive Polish floor coverings company, has been confirmed as the preferred purchaser of state-run PVC building products manufacturer Gamrat Plastic Works. The Polish government is reported to have accepted a new Lentex offer and the successful bidder has signed an agreement to buy 85 percent of Gamrat shares. This month, Lentex a nonwovens and vinyl flooring maker based in Lubliniec, plans to conduct talks with trades unions representing the Gamrat workforce. Workers at Gamrat, based in Jaslo, Poland, have been mounting a fierce campaign against privatization of the business and its takeover by Lentex. More

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Freudenberg Politex inaugurates polyester nonwovens plant
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Another step forward for Freudenberg Politex in Russia: a spunbond line is going to be installed in the Russian facility located in Nizhniy Novgorod Region for the production of polyester nonwovens for the construction market. The overall investment above 20 million euro ($27.1 million) is part of the project started in the Nizhniy Novgorod Region in late 2004, when the industrial facility in Zavolzhie was purchased and progressively renovated. More

Help for your hazards
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An old golfing adage holds that if you don't like the condition of the bunkers, don't hit your ball into them. The real problem with bunkers is that they are, like the rest of the golf course, ever-changing entities. Even with the best drainage systems, bunkers can succumb to soil contamination and washed out sand during hard rains. Bunker liners are growing in popularity as a potential remedy for some of the worst problems bunkers suffer. There are primarily two different types of liners on the market today - geotextile fabrics (such as those produced by SandMat and SandTrapper) and polyurethane sprays that bind the soil substrate together (manufactured by companies like Klingstone). More
 

 
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