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Unusual spider's strong nano fiber web could have applications in synthetic fibers
National Monitor
A common British spider, frequently found in garden centers is offering researchers insight into how to strengthen synthetic fibers. The silk that most spiders produce for their webs is several micrometers thick and sticky. Uloborus plumipes, commonly known as the "garden center spider" or "feather-legged lace weaver" spins filaments just a few nanometers thick. Recently a team from Oxford University took a close look at the spider to try to understand how this unusual silk is produced.
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Kimberly-Clark to revamp Huggies business
Nonwovens Industry
After less than stellar North American sales in the fourth quarter for its personal care business, Huggies maker Kimberly-Clark announced it will be focusing on marketing and innovation this year, which will compete with major rival Procter & Gamble, parent company of Pampers and Luvs. "One of our businesses had a soft year in North America, and that was mainline Huggies diapers," Falk said during the call. "To improve our performance in 2015, we will be making investments in innovation, marketing and relative value to key competition."
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Evergreen industrial fabrics
Textile World
For the Western textile industry in general, and for European producers in particular, technical textiles were and are the main anchor of prosperity over the past 25 years. Growth rates remain steady. Today, there are virtually no areas where technical textiles could not be applied in any some form. However, there are a few things to be considered to be successful in the nonwovens sector. Parallel to the sector's growth, the specialized exhibition Techtextil in Frankfurt along with its associated events in other cities around the world, has become the number one event for this sector of the industry.
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AR/FR protective clothing keeps workers safe and dry
ThomasNet.com
Unlike most products in the market, AR Defense base layer products are made of unique blends of inherently flame resistant fibers that: Provide extreme comfort and moisture wicking properties to keep workers protected and dry; Help employers and workers comply with NFPA 70E standards; Contribute to a higher total system arc rating with fewer layers and less weight; Are manufactured in the U.S.A.
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Suominen in early stages of adding new line
Nonwovens Industry
Suominen is in the planning stages of investing in a new wetlaind line in North America, the company has announced. The move would be the largest single initiative in Suominen's growth investment program announced in December 2014. Suominen already makes wetlaid nonwovens for a number of high value segments.
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Morgan unveils lightweight explosive suit at US expo
Fibre2fashion
Morgan Advanced Materials - Composites and Defence Systems, leading manufacturer of advanced products using composite materials, is set to launch its new lightweight ERGOTEC 4025 explosive ordinance disposal (EOD) suit at the NSSF Shot Show with Point Blank, to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. Integrating new technology, leading edge materials and world class garment engineering, the ERGOTEC 4025 combines the highest levels of protection with the user mobility required for successful EOD missions. The ERGOTEC 4025 EOD is available to US law enforcement customers exclusively through Point Blank.
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Technical textiles conquering new application areas
Innovation in Textiles
During the period 2007 to 2013, European manufacturers of technical textiles saw stronger growth than the European economy as a whole, according to a new industry report released by Commerzbank, a leading bank in Germany and Poland. However, in the crisis years 2008 and, in particular 2009, above-average slumps were visible. The nonwoven fabrics sub-segment, the production of which has increased by 11 percent since 2011, made a substantial contribution to this growth.
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Suominen introduces upgraded flushable substrate
Nonwovens Industry
Suominen has expanded its offerings to the flushable wipes category through the launch of Hydraspun Dispersible Plus, a new range of substrates for the global wipes market. This material breaks up more than three times faster than the standard Hydraspun Dispersible and clearly passes the INDA/EDANA third edition flushability assessment test protocols. Suominen has filed a patent for the range of products.
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Mandatory use of jute in packaging to continue: CCEA
Fibre2fashion
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved continuation of mandatory packaging of foodgrains and sugar in jute material to the minimum extent of 90 percent and 20 percent respectively for the Jute Year 2014-15 with certain exemptions. CCEA said the decision was taken to preserve and promote the jute sector, which is a source of livelihood for 40 lakh farm families.
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