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Textile industry comes back to life, especially in Southern states
Innovation in Textiles
Decades after many people thought the U.S. textile industry was dead, the industry generated $54 billion in shipments in 2012 and employed about 233,000 people. Business is on the upswing as Southern states, in particular, woo textile companies with tax breaks, reliable utilities, modern ports and airports and a dependable, trained and non-union workforce.
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Toyota to end car manufacturing in Australia
CBS News
Toyota said it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, spelling a final blow to auto manufacturing in the country, where car companies say high production costs and tough competition have made the business unviable. Toyota's announcement, which will result in the loss of around 2,500 jobs, was widely anticipated, coming just two months after General Motors Co. said it would end production in Australia by 2017.
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TAPPI announces 2014 NETInc program
TAPPINET
TAPPI's NET division has announced its program for the 2014 NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) being held April 27-30 in Nashville, Tenn. The program features speakers from all segments of the nonwovens industry and is sure to have a little something for anyone wanting to further their knowledge of this exciting industry.
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Parameter Generation and Control (PGC) manufactures TAPPI reach-in chambers, room systems and conditioners for existing laboratories. Parameter’s precise temperature and humidity control of ±0.2° and ±0.5% help insure that you meet the stringent TAPPI T402 sp-08 specification. Learn more about this and other TAPPI rooms & conditioners at www.humiditycontrol.com.
 


Freudenberg strengthens sites in Brazil
Nonwovens Industry
Freudenberg Group is expanding its footprint in South America, investing in nonwoven and seal production in Brazil, among other things. Both investments are part of a $40 million Brazilian Reais budget that Freudenberg had earmarked for the region for innovations, capacity expansion and general process optimization.
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US factories punch above weight with solid job gains
Reuters
U.S. manufacturing stayed on solid ground in January, with employers stepping up hiring by adding 21,000 jobs to their payrolls and boosting their labor market share. January's job gains marked the sixth straight month of increases in a sector that accounts for about 12 percent of the economy. They came despite a recent survey signaling a sharp slowdown in factory activity and job creation in January.
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Parameter’s precise temperature and humidity control of ±0.2° and ±0.5% help insure that you meet the stringent TAPPI T402 sp-08 specification. In small rooms and reach-in chambers, our system can run the TAPPI preconditioning atmosphere, then automatically ramp to the conditioning/testing atmosphere. Learn more about Parameter’s TAPPI rooms/conditioners at www.humiditycontrol.com.
 


TFP nonwovens launch into space
Innovation in Textiles
Technical Fibre Products has announced that its nonwovens are present on the recently launched European Space Agency satellite GAIA. Technical Fibre Products has supplied the material through RUAG Space, a leading provider of thermal insulation to the space industry.
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Nonwovens global demand to rise 5.4 percent annually until 2017
fibre2fashion
Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.4 percent annually to 9.1 million metric tons in 2017. Nonwovens demand in the developed areas of the world, such as the U.S., Japan and Western Europe, is projected to grow at a rate of 2.4 percent per year, an improvement from the declines of the 2007-2012 period but still well below the global average.
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Toyota to end car manufacturing in Australia
CBS News
Toyota said it will stop making cars in Australia by the end of 2017, spelling a final blow to auto manufacturing in the country, where car companies say high production costs and tough competition have made the business unviable. Toyota's announcement, which will result in the loss of around 2,500 jobs, was widely anticipated, coming just two months after General Motors Co. said it would end production in Australia by 2017.

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Smart textiles industry trends and market segment forecasts to 2020
Innovation in Textiles
Miniaturization of electronic components and the use of conductive materials and other structures have enabled the development of smart textiles. Growing demand for connectivity and enhancement in wireless technologies is expected to further market growth over the next few years, according to a report published by Grand View Research.

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Japanese mobile company reveals smart clothing in healthcare push
PCWorld
Japan’s dominant mobile carrier NTT DoCoMo is pushing into wearable technology with new smart clothing and a wrist band that can monitor wearers' health while sending data to smartphones and the cloud. Developed by DoCoMo parent NTT, in collaboration with chemical company Toray Industries, Hitoe is a nanofiber-laced line of clothing that uses conductive fibers to measure heart rate.

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Ahlstrom reorganizes senior management team
Nonwovens Industry
Ahlstrom has made changes to its management structure while keeping its operating model with five business areas intact. In the new setup, the executive vice presidents of sales regions will report directly to the president and CEO and will be members of the executive management team. The position of executive vice president, sales and marketing, will be discontinued and the position eliminated from the executive management team.
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Eastman launches new PET microfiber for wetlaid processing
fibre2fashion
In response to the nonwovens market's need for expanded formulation options with fine fibers, Eastman Chemical Company is enhancing its platform capability with a 4.5-micron diameter PET microfiber, specifically designed for wetlaid processing. This addition to the family of Eastman Cyphrex microfibers comes less than a year after the successful launch in April 2013 of its commercially available 2.5-micron diameter microfiber.
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India wants EU to do away with import duty on its textiles
The Economic Times
India has asked European countries to waive import duty on its textiles, arguing that the quality of its cloth is better than that supplied by Pakistan and Bangladesh, yet Indian textile makers have to cough up nearly 10 percent in import duties while imports from its two neighbors are duty-free.
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