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The adult incontinence market is baby booming
Nonwovens Industry
The aging populations of America, Europe and Japan are driving today's adult incontinence market. By 2020 estimates say 16 percent of the North American population will be over 65 and by 2050 this number will jump to 20 percent. People are living longer and healthier lives; however, with increased longevity comes problems associated with aging—like incontinence. Right now it is estimated that 25 million Americans experience incontinence symptoms.
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Manufacturing in US expands at second-highest rate since January 2013
Bloomberg
The Markit Economics preliminary index of U.S. manufacturing decreased to 55.5 in March from 57.1 a month earlier, the London-based group said. A reading above 50 indicates expansion. This month's reading was the second-highest since January 2013. The median forecast in a Bloomberg survey of 19 economists was 56.5, with estimates ranging from 54 to 58.
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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
 


Eurocel — a new fiber with a European footprint
Innovation in Textiles
Lenzing, a leading producer of man-made cellulose fibers, is presenting its new fiber concept Eurocel for the nonwovens industry at the Index trade fair that takes place April 8-11 2014 in Geneva, Switzerland. According to the manufacturer, Eurocel is a European product through and through. The cellulose fibers used are made in Austria in an environmentally responsible process.
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'Technical textiles is the next sunrise sector for India'
fibre2fashion
Technical textiles is the next sunrise sector for India, said Zohra Chatterjee, secretary, Ministry of Textiles, at the third International Exhibition & Conference on Technical Textiles in Mumbai. Giving a detailed insight on the government's vision for the development and growth of the technical textiles sector, Chatterjee said the government is contemplating a five-fold increase in the fund outlay for the sector during the 12th Five Year Plan period (2012-17).
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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.
 


Spanish textile industry turnover dips 3.1 percent in January
fibre2fashion
The turnover of the Spanish textile industry registered a decline of 3.1 percent in January, compared to the same month in 2013, as per the Industrial Turnover Indices data released by the National Statistics Institute of Spain. The ITI in the garments sector, however, recorded a surge of 4.5 percent during January, compared to the same month last year.
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The spunlace market: A new search for opportunities
Nonwovens Industry
The spunlace market continues to grow. After a few years of limited investment in North America, two major projects are currently underway. Spuntech announced last May it would add to its U.S. operation, and Jacob Holm broke ground on an expansion to its Candler, N.C. plant in October. Both of these projects will meet the needs of the wipes market as well as a number of new markets for spunlace both in North America and globally.
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Kimberly-Clark still pursuing healthcare spinoff
Appleton Post Crescent
Executives at Kimberly-Clark say a spin-off of the company's healthcare business could happen in the third quarter of this year. The company announced in November that it was seeking a tax-free spin-off to create a standalone, publicly traded company with $1.6 billion in annual net sales of surgical products, infection prevention products and medical devices.

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Toyota unit shuts 2 factories in India
The New York Times
The Indian unit of Toyota shut down its two factories near Bangalore on March 17 in response to a labor dispute over wages that has lasted for 10 months. In a statement released March 16, the unit, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, said the government of Karnataka State had held seven meetings with the factories' workers and the company.

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Plant allows carded nonwovens producers to make own fibers
Innovation in Textiles
Carded nonwovens producers can now make their own fibers with a new development which will be displayed next month at nonwovens show INDEX. Staple FORCE S 1000, a new small lot staple fiber production plant from Oerlikon Neumag, is directed at downstream integrators who want to produce the fibers for their products in-house.

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China manufacturing gauge falls as slowdown deepens
Bloomberg
China's manufacturing industry weakened for a fifth straight month, according to a preliminary measure for March, deepening concern the nation will miss its 7.5 percent growth target this year. The Purchasing Managers' Index from HSBC Holdings Plc and Markit Economics dropped to 48.1, compared with the 48.7 median estimate of 22 analysts surveyed by Bloomberg News and February's final 48.5 figure.
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Suominen expands Hydraspun following successful flushabiltiy test
Innovation in Textiles
Nonwovens supplier Suominen has announced that its Hydraspun Dispersible substrate has passed the third edition flushability assessment test protocol, and that consequently it will add further supply in Europe. The protocol was introduced last year under a joint INDA/EDANA industry initiative which allows products to claim flushability in wastewater systems.
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Kimberly-Clark still pursuing healthcare spinoff
Appleton Post Crescent
Executives at Kimberly-Clark say a spin-off of the company's healthcare business could happen in the third quarter of this year. The company announced in November that it was seeking a tax-free spin-off to create a standalone, publicly traded company with $1.6 billion in annual net sales of surgical products, infection prevention products and medical devices.
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