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Japan develops wireless sensor for diapers
Japan Daily Press
A research team from the University of Tokyo has unveiled the world's first flexible and disposable organic sensor — one that can be placed inside a diaper and will send an alert wirelessly to a specific person if it needs changing. The flexible integrated circuit is printed on a plastic film and transmits information — and even receives its power — wirelessly, and could potentially be manufactured for a few cents.
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Chinese firm to invest $3 million in Mozambican medical cotton
fibre2fashion
A Chinese company plans to invest about $3 million for production of medical cotton in Súbuè, a town in Mozambique' s Sofala province. The proposed plant for production of clinical cotton would be the first of its kind in Mozambique, and would end the need for importing such cotton into the country. The plant, which will be set up by China Africa Cotton company, will have an annual capacity to process 30,000 tons of raw cotton, and will employ about 300 local people.
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Creel specialist Cygnet Texkimp launches new R&D program
Innovation in Textiles
A new program designed to drive the development of breakthrough technologies for the global composites and carbon fiber sectors has been launched by market-leading creel manufacturer Cygnet Texkimp. The program, based around a new trial line, will include extensive trials of sizing, spreading and film coating machinery destined for use by prepreg and composites manufacturers producing high-grade carbon fiber for the aerospace and performance textile markets.
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New surgical 'smart patch' for shoulder injury
fibre2fashion
An innovative "surgical patch" that promotes rapid regrowth of tendon tissue could transform the success of shoulder repair operations. The patch will be used by surgeons to repair torn tendon tissue to bone, and patient trials are expected to begin later this year. Made from a new material developed by a team of surgeons, engineers and biochemists in Oxford, the "smart-patch" promotes rapid regrowth of damaged tissue ensuring the injury heals more quickly and more successfully.
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Practical progress and innovation at RHL
Innovation in Textiles
Richard Hough, the U.K.-headquartered specialist producer of de-watering, squeezing and calendering rolls for textile finishers, has announced a major practical breakthrough with the development of squeeze rolls, which automatically compensate for the deflection occurring under full load during water extraction.
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Textile companies' good run likely to last for another year
The Economic Times
It has been a stellar six months for India's textiles companies. A weak rupee, consistent demand from China and a buoyancy in demand in the U.S. and European markets have helped as textile companies across the value chain have done well. But it is companies who are into production of raw materials, especially yarn besides production and export of garments which have recorded a higher growth in revenues.
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Can Google's robots build a new future for US manufacturing?
The Verge
During a dinner with Silicon Valley executives in 2011, President Barack Obama famously asked Apple CEO Steve Jobs what he needed to do to bring iPhone manufacturing back to the US. Jobs replied: "Those jobs aren't coming back." At the time, it seemed like a reasonable assertion. U.S. manufacturing was in the middle of a decades-long decline, and American companies seemed unable to compete with the low labor and production costs in China.

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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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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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Suominen enters the tabletop business
Nonwovens Industry
Suominen, a global supplier of nonwovens and flexible packaging, has launched a new range of nonwoven materials for use in tabletop applications in the hotel, restaurant and catering markets globally. The Novolino nonwoven range of substrates, featuring a number of unique attributes, has already seen commercial success in both Europe and the Americas.
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Ahlstrom to establish new service center in Lithuania
Nonwovens Industry
Ahlstrom says it plans to establish a new service center in Vilnius, Lithuania, to support its businesses in Europe. The new service center is planned to manage most of the finance, accounting and customer service operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. According to the plan, customer service and financial services will be combined from various locations in Europe.
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Can Google's robots build a new future for US manufacturing?
The Verge
During a dinner with Silicon Valley executives in 2011, President Barack Obama famously asked Apple CEO Steve Jobs what he needed to do to bring iPhone manufacturing back to the US. Jobs replied: "Those jobs aren't coming back." At the time, it seemed like a reasonable assertion. U.S. manufacturing was in the middle of a decades-long decline, and American companies seemed unable to compete with the low labor and production costs in China. But that may be changing, some say, thanks to an unlikely catalyst: robots.
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