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Disposable medical supplies market posting gains
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U.S. demand for disposable medical supplies is forecast to increase 4.3 percent annually to $46.7 billion in 2016, according to a new report from The Freedonia Group, Cleveland. Growth will be promoted by an expanding volume of patient care activity spurred by aging demographic patterns, a rising incidence of diseases and disorders, and the extension of health insurance coverage by the Affordable Care Act of 2010. More




Wipes with recycled fibers
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Environmental sustainability is not a fad. Survey most any industry, and chances are, at or near the top of the list of major issues at hand, is how to become and maintain an eco-friendly business. Consumers are demanding it, and in turn, brands are passing on the need to source sustainable materials to their suppliers. More

Creating the future of textiles: Developments in medical textiles
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What are the newest, most exciting or intriguing developments in the industry in advanced textiles? Active barrier protective fabrics are a game changer for medical textiles and a tremendous leap forward because they provide vital protection to health care workers while still offering comfort. These professionals often have intermittent exposure to blood and bodily fluids and frequently encounter the threat or risk of transferring infection to patients or the community. More

Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use

Enhance your on-site wastewater treatment. Systems from Layne provide clean, re-useable water supplies from your waste stream. Improve plant performance while reducing energy use and discharge. Layne’s membrane bioreactors are available as complete systems or as retro-fits to your existing biological treatment system.
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Johns Manville publishes 2011 Sustainability Report
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Johns Manville, a leading global manufacturer of energy-efficient building products and engineered specialty materials, recently announced the publication of We Build Environments, its 2011 Sustainability Report. The publication can be viewed as a PDF file on the company's website at www.jm.com/sustainability . More

Cheshire company unveil eco-friendly flood defence innovation
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Until now, the only other option for flood defence has been to use heavy sandbags, which are not only ineffective, but labor intensive and a potential health hazard. In contrast, HydroSack has been created to provide improved performance, cost efficiency, storage and ease of use in emergency flood protection. More

Polyester Fibers taps Charles Adams as CEO
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Empire Investment Holdings has appointed Charles Adams as the new ceo of its Polyester Fibers division, a holding company that manages five operating units. Polyester Fibers is a major manufacturer and distributor of high-loft nonwoven materials for the bedding, furniture, industrial, auto, filtration, craft, and seasonal markets in the U.S. The company is comprised of five operating units - Tupelo Fibers, Cameo Fibers, Cumulus Fibres, Mountain Mist, and Buffalo Batt - and within those operates 10 plants and two distribution centers. More




PGI reveals strong fourth quarter, 2011 year-end results
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Charlotte, N.C.-based Polymer Group, Inc. announced solid fourth quarter and year-end earnings results for 2011 despite a volatile raw materials cost environment, severe flooding at the company's Colombia operation and new market dynamics that have led to softer volumes in the U.S. More

High performance drives growth in industrial applications
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Industry changes have prompted manufacturers of end products used in industrial applications to expand into new markets and diversify their product lines. With growing demands to meet new performance requirements in health, safety and environmental protection—at affordable prices - end product manufacturers responded with improved offerings, cost-effective solutions for their customers and diligent quality control. More

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