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Flame retardants: Bedding and beyond
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During the past five years, the nonwovens industry has reaped the benefits of national legislation requiring mattress tops to withstand a certain amount of heat before combusting into flames. This legislation, first passed in California and later nationally by the Consumer Products Safety Commission, requires mattress tops to meet certain flammabilitiy standards to reduce the severity of fires ignited by open flames such as candles, matches and lighters. More




Emerging markets: Ripe for baby wipes
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Emerging markets represent four out of the top six markets in the world for diapers, by value, but none of the top six markets for baby wipes, according to the latest retail data. It is a telling disparity that exposes the fundamental weakness of baby wipes outside the world's richest nations. More

Ahlstrom to transfer Brazilian wipes business
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Ahlstrom Corporation, a global high performance materials company, estimates that the transfer of the Brazilian operation of its former wipes fabrics business, Home and Personal, to Suominen Corporation will take place in the second quarter of 2012. More

Polymers in textiles
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In today's world, one cannot think without polymers at each aspect of life. After agriculture sector, the textile has taken its own position as the second largest industry for the obvious reason of human need. Today textile does not mean only apparel or just simply dhoti/sarees, but it has penetrated at each field i.e. in industrial usages, highways & road constructions, buildings, railway trucks, decorative fabrics, medical textiles, technical textiles and what not. More

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India making a serious investment in geotextiles
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With one of the world's fastest growing economies but one of the emerging world's most complicated transportation networks, India seems poised to make a serious investment in road modernization through, among other technologies, the incorporation of geotextiles. In an interview with Calcutta's Telegraph newspaper, A.B. Joshi, a commissioner from the Ministry of Textiles, is quoted as saying, "We are going all out for promotion of geotextiles in the Northeast...Geotextiles [have] been accepted worldwide for enhancing the quality and longevity of roads, but [their] use in India has been minimal." More

It is time for us to call the shots in textiles, Pakistan tells India
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Stating that it was time for both India and Pakistan to re-work their trade strategies, and tap the huge potential, especially in energy, petrochemicals, textiles and cotton, the All Pakistan Textiles Mills Association has called for removal of all non-tariff barriers to ensure free trade of cotton and textile products. More




National Spinning broadens market reach with acquisition of Carolina Nonwovens
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National Spinning Co. Inc., Washington, N.C., has acquired Lincolnton, N.C.-based Carolina Nonwovens Corp., a manufacturer of airlaid and thermobonded products for automotive, bedding, foam replacement, furniture, geotextile and insulation applications. More

PGI reports full year and 4th quarter 2011 results
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Polymer Group, Inc. reported results of operations for the year and fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2011. As previously announced, Polymer Group, Inc. finalized the merger with the Blackstone Group, along with co-investors, and certain members of the Company's management (the "Merger") on Jan. 28, 2011 and became a privately-held company. More

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