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What is the US Department of Commerce doing to promote sustainability in nonwovens?
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Maria D'Andrea is a supervisory international trade specialist at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Textiles and Apparel in Washington, D.C. Nonwovens Industry sat down with Ms. D'Andrea to learn about the Department's perspective on sustainability and how it pertains to the nonwovens industry. The Department's initiatives are intended to have a positive impact on U.S. manufacturing.



India's technical textiles mission: A new reality
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After a few years in discussion and decision making, on Jan. 20 the government of India officially launched the Technological Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) in an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi. With the creation of this national program, no other country has fostered such a nationally significant mission to boost the growth of value-added textiles. This national project is mission oriented, aimed at imparting practical knowledge in specialty textiles and providing marketing support for entrepreneurs. More

Spunmelt surge: Where will it all go?
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The spunmelt market has made the jobs at Nonwovens Industry very easy the past couple of months. The many line investments announced between November and January have filled the breaking news pages for the past ten weeks as the industry appears poised for unprecedented expansion. There was a lot of material to work with - nearly everyone who is anyone in the spunmelt market is either adding a new line or has announced that they will add a new line in the next year or two. More

PDI launches fragrance-, alcohol-free quat-based disinfecting wipe
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Professional Disposables International Inc. (PDI), maker of the Sani-Cloth® Brand, introduces Sani-Cloth® AF, the first and only fragrance-free, alcohol-free, quaternary-based surface disinfection wipe with an overall kill time of three minutes. Sani-Cloth AF Germicidal Disposable Wipe is tested effective against 25 clinically relevant microorganisms, including five multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs). By eliminating fragrance from the disinfecting solution, Sani-Cloth AF can be used around patients, residents and health care workers with respiratory conditions and sensitivities. More



Lenzing: 2010 results set a new record
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Based on preliminary figures, the Lenzing Group, a world market leader in man-made cellulose fibers for the textile and nonwovens industry, achieved record results in the 2010 business year. The determinative factors for this result were the dynamic expansion of fiber production, very strong demand for Lenzing fibers and significantly higher fiber sales prices compared to the previous year. More

India-Japan trade pact to boost textile exports
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Indian exporters have hailed the the signing of the landmark India-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) as the bilateral trade pact is likely to boost exports, particularly from the textile, pharma and service sectors. Industry body FICCI said that the CEPA between India and Japan would open up new market opportunities for Indian business in both goods and services. "As the majority of Japan's non-agricultural tariff lines would see immediate duty elimination for exports from India, with a strategic approach India could significantly improve its share in Japan's total imports from the existing low level of 0.7 percent," FICCI Secretary General Amit Mitra said. More

Global smart fabrics and interactive textiles market to reach $1.8 billion by 2015, according to new report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc.
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The market for smart fabric and interactive textile technologies, although in embryonic stages, is poised for tremendous growth. Despite slow adoption rates in several markets, demand for SFIT technology is expected to escalate driven by emergence of advanced products and new application areas with significant potential. Years of refining technology innovation have helped smart fabrics progress steadily towards achieving successful commercialization in key end-use industries, such as, biomedical and consumer electronics. More

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Progress in US-China trade policy talks
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The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade (JCCT) completed its 21st session in mid-December, announcing significant progress in several areas, including enforcement of intellectual property rights. China has launched a special campaign against counterfeiting American products and pirating designs, an issue that has plagued U.S.-China trade relations. Other progress included agreements on technology standards, clean energy, government procurement and "indigenous innovation" - discrimination in government purchasing based on the origin of the product design or industrial equipment. More

Johns Manville focuses on sustainability
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Johns Manville (JM) Nonwovens Europe is running extensive programs to boost the use of raw materials from renewable resources and from recycling streams for its products. "We are clear about our responsibility and recently launched intensive research and development and capital expenditure programs in this area," said Martin Kleinebrecht, head of product management and technology for JM's European Nonwovens business. More
 

 
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