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PFG develops nonwoven cleaning towel
Nonwovens Industry
The Precision Fabrics Group, Greensboro, N.C., has developed a cleaning towel for use around the entire house —the kitchen, bathroom and garage — for all types of cleaning chores. In the kitchen it can replace dish rags used for cleaning dirty pots and pans, and it can be used with spray cleaners on counter tops, appliances, cook tops and even floors.
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Kimberly-Clark makes executive changes
Nonwovens Industry
Kimberly-Clark has announced executive changes designed to enhance its focus on executing its global business plan and driving global expansion. Elane Stock, group president of Kimberly-Clark Professional, has been elected group president of K-C International, and is succeeding Christian Brickman, who has announced his intent to pursue a senior executive officer position outside of K-C. Kim Underhill, currently president of K-C's European consumer business, has been elected president of KCP.
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TenCate supplies protective fabric for Dutch military mission in Mali
Innovation in Textiles
TenCate Protective Fabrics is supplying the protective fabric for the uniforms of the special units of the Dutch army on its mission in Mali. The new Multicam combat clothing is fit for military operations under extreme conditions. The uniforms meet the high demands of combat clothing for special units, such as flame retardancy, insect repellence and optimal wearing comfort, the company reports.
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K-C's nonwovens VP makes top 100 list
fibre2fashion
Robert N. "Bob" Stargel Jr., vice president of global nonwovens for Kimberly-Clark Corp., has been ranked among Savoy Magazine's "2014 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America," his third time to receive the distinction since his first selection in 2010.
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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.
 


Fiber development advancements result in better biomedical textiles
Specialty Fabrics Review
Biomedical textiles are one of the fastest growing segments in the textile industry, according to Dr. Martin King, professor of textiles at North Carolina State University, and an expert in biotextiles. But what exactly are biomedical textiles? What's driving development? And what are the benefits for materials manufacturers, device and product manufacturers and end users?
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Autefa moves into thermally bonded nonwovens
Innovation in Textiles
Autefa Solutions Switzerland AG was founded to support the group's expansion into the field of thermally bonded nonwovens with the future range of machinery to include equipment for thermobonding and drying, as well as cutting and winding technology. "With this strategic expansion of our product program, we are now able to offer turnkey lines also in the field of thermally bonded nonwovens and for applications in drying technology," said Stefan Schlichter, CEO of Autefa Solutions Group.
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US manufacturing growth accelerates in February
Reuters
U.S. manufacturing growth rebounded off an eight-month low in February, helped by a recovery in new orders, an industry report showed. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 53.2 in February, up from January's read of 51.3, which was the weakest reading since May 2013. February's figure topped the median forecast of 52.0 in a Reuters poll of economists.

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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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'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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Innovative vehicle acoustics system to launch in North America
Innovation in Textiles
In order to meet the high demand from international car manufacturers, vehicle acoustics systems producer Autoneum is launching under floor and under engine shields made from its lightweight and multifunctional PET based material Ultra-Silent in the North American market. The innovative technology is currently utilized at Autoneum sites in Europe only and has been successfully deployed for under floor and under engine shields with German premium car manufacturers, among others.
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DIAB designs lightweight seats for China's speed train
fibre2fashion
Originally designed for first-class passenger cabins on commercial jets, a unique aerospace seat concept sparked the imagination of Shanghai Yuantong, a components supplier specialized in various seats. Now, the company has reimagined and developed these sumptuous seats for VIP seating on selected CRH380A & B projects, which is the fastest designed speed train in China.
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US manufacturing growth accelerates in February
Reuters
U.S. manufacturing growth rebounded off an eight-month low in February, helped by a recovery in new orders, an industry report showed. The Institute for Supply Management said its index of national factory activity rose to 53.2 in February, up from January's read of 51.3, which was the weakest reading since May 2013. February's figure topped the median forecast of 52.0 in a Reuters poll of economists.
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