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GOTS unveils standard processing for organic textiles
fibre2fashion
The Global Organic Textile Standard International Working Group is announcing Version 4.0 of its globally-recognized standard for the processing of textiles made from certified organic natural fibers. GOTS' core provisions such as the 70 percent minimum content of certified organic fibers, bans on GMO, nanotechnology and carcinogenic substances have been maintained.
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PGI invests to expand filtration capability in Virginia
Innovation in Textiles
Polymer Group Inc., the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, recently announced it will make a strategic investment of approximately $8 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Va. The company will also hire up to 20 new employees.
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  Tension Roll® Transducer Measures Web Tension

If you measure the tension on your running web, you can control it. Get the most reliable web tension measurement device available anywhere. The Tension Roll transducer installs quickly and more easily than a separate idler roll and load cells on a machine. Choice of load ratings and roll finish. MORE
 


Serbia invites investment from Turkish textile firms
fibre2fashion
Serbia has invited investment in the country's textile sector from Turkish companies. Speaking at a textile fair in Novi Pazar city located in southwest Serbia, in the Raška district, Rasim Ljajic, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and Internal Trade and Telecommunications, said Novi Pazar should reemerge as the center of textile industry in Serbia, as the Central Serbian region has a top quality and highly skilled workforce plus experience of producing textiles for more than 20 years.
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TAPPI's NET Division Webinar Series offers preview of Spring Conference sessions
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The TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers & Technologists Division has produced two webinars hosted by the Binders & Additives Committee that preview sessions of the NETInc, Innovative Nonwovens Conference program April 27-30 in Nashville. "Biocides in White Water Systems: Maximizing System Performance While Minimizing Costs" will be hosted by Chris Baron of Ashland Water Technologies at noon EST on March 20.
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Jajoo Hygiene begins commercial production
Nonwovens Industry
Jajoo Surgical, Indore, India and Sweden-based Investkonsult, have officially opened their joint venture, Jajoo Hygiene. The new company will manufacture underpads and maternity pads for the hospital and institution market segment in India. The launch has been met with great interest from the market and the new factory is set to supply high-quality products within this segment.
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  TAPPI Control Rooms & Conditioners

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.
 


Spunbonded/spunmelt market to add 385,000 tons of capacity
Nonwovens Industry
Price Hanna Consultants has published a new report on spunbonded and spunmelt nonwoven polypropylene manufacturing costs, demand and capacities through 2018. The report, "Spunbonded and Spunmelt Nonwoven Polypropylene World Capacities, Supply/Demand and Manufacturing Economics 2008, 2013-2018”, provides detailed information on capacity by producer, country, line and technology and beam configuration and compares regional and global supply to demand.
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'Flushable' wipes clogging up drains throughout New York City
New York Post
There's no flushing away this problem. A Brooklyn dentist says the moistened wipes he used in the bathroom clogged his pipes — and he's making a federal case out of it. Sales of wipes have soared to $6 billion a year, with advertisers claiming the products are the best way to get clean — and safe to toss in the toilet.
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US factory activity growth hits highest since May 2010: Markit
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U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in February, rising more than expected to its highest since May 2010, an industry report showed. Financial data firm Markit said the final read of its U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to 57.1 in February, above both the preliminary read of 56.7 and expectations for a read of 56.6. The report was much stronger than January's 53.7 reading, which was a three-month low, hurt by bad weather.

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The state of the textile industry in 2014
Specialty Fabrics Review
In an IFAI safety and technical products survey administered in October 2013, safety and technical product suppliers and manufacturers reported they expect sales will increase 6 percent in 2014 compared with 2013. They should experience a stable, somewhat improved performance in sales in 2014. Markets such as military clothing, construction and industrial, especially the automobile market — will maintain a strong influence on the safety and technical products market in 2014.

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A textile renaissance in the US?
Innovation in Textiles
Japan's Toray Industries recently announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fiber manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the U.S. textiles industry and the "Made in America" movement. So, is the textiles industry coming back to the U.S then? It never really left, argues Bill Smith, and Asian companies are moving in to get a share of one of the world's largest markets for textiles and textile related products.

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China official PMI hits 8-month low, adds to slowdown signs
CNBC
Activity in China's factory sector slowed to an 8-month low in February, a government survey showed, reinforcing signs of a modest slowdown in the economy as demand weakens. The official Purchasing Managers' Index edged down to 50.2 in February from January's 50.5, the National Bureau of Statistics said, just ahead of market expectations of 50.1.
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Paramount Surgimed unveils premium adult diapers
fibre2fashion
Until a few years ago, adult diapers were not available in India and were mostly imported. The imported diapers were costly and beyond the reach of the common man. Now adult diapers are being manufactured in India, too. Paramount Surgimed Ltd. has recently launched its premium range of adult diapers that are user friendly, affordable and beneficial to both males and females with bladder problems.
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US factory activity growth hits highest since May 2010: Markit
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U.S. manufacturing activity accelerated in February, rising more than expected to its highest since May 2010, an industry report showed. Financial data firm Markit said the final read of its U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index rose to 57.1 in February, above both the preliminary read of 56.7 and expectations for a read of 56.6. The report was much stronger than January's 53.7 reading, which was a three-month low, hurt by bad weather.
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