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Company to make diapers from jellyfish
The Weather Channel
The world has two large, slimy problems: jellyfish and used diapers. Billions of jellyfish are taking over our oceans, killing off underwater life, interrupting beach-going, even shutting down nuclear power plants in the process, reports The New York Times. As for diapers? Wired reports that an average newborn will tear through 155 pounds of diapers in his/her's first year. And all those diapers add up. A study from the Environmental Protection Agency found that 3.8 million tons of diapers entered landfills in a single year.
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Albaad invests in flushable nonwovens technology
Nonwovens Industry
In Geneva Albaad Corp. of Israel, Trützschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers GmbH and Voith Paper GmbH & Co. KG announced a partnership to develop an innovative technology for flushable nonwovens. Albaad, a producer of nonwovens and nonwoven products, independently developed a confidential technology for flushable fabrics that it says delivers advantages versus the existing technologies.
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'Flushable' wipes are not really flushable: Just ask a sewer plant operator
The Post-Standard
The convenience of "flushable" wipes, the kind used to clean a baby's bum, take off the day's makeup or disinfect the bathroom sink, are costing sewer plant operators millions of dollars every year. Since 2009, wastewater treatment officials across the country have seen a rising tide of sewer backups, pump breakdowns and overflows caused by wipes that are marketed by companies as flushable.
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Cost quandry hits Japan's advanced factories
Automotive News
It's a cruel paradox for Japan's manufacturers. Auto suppliers here have some of the world's most automated factories. But because they also serve as global mother plants for low-tech operations overseas, they sometimes have to dumb down lines, making output more costly and labor intensive. That allows the companies to test and prove processes before implementing them abroad.
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New spunlace wipes line for China's DDN
Innovation in Textiles
Andritz, an international technology group, has received an order from DDN Beijing Dongfang Dayuan Nonwoven-Fabric, China, to supply a new spunlace line for the production of wipes from viscose/PES. Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015. DDN is one of the leading Chinese nonwovens producers and has already had two Andritz lines in operation for many years now.
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Rockline Industries acquires facility in Arkansas
Nonwovens Industry
As part of a planned expansion, Rockline Industries has acquired a nearly 240,000-square-foot facility on a 30-acre site, in Russellville, Ark. This aligns with the growth strategy to meet the growing needs of contract manufacturing and for the consumer demand of private label products.
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Cost quandry hits Japan's advanced factories
Automotive News
It's a cruel paradox for Japan's manufacturers. Auto suppliers here have some of the world's most automated factories. But because they also serve as global mother plants for low-tech operations overseas, they sometimes have to dumb down lines, making output more costly and labor intensive. That allows the companies to test and prove processes before implementing them abroad.

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PGI's R&D operation in Virginia grows
The News Leader
A large warehouse sits down a long road in an industrial park on Shenandoah Drive in Waynesboro, Va. What's held inside is secretive — how they make things and what they research. But Polymer Group Inc. is one of the leading producers of nonwoven fabrics. The North Carolina-based PGI also has a large presence in hygiene, healthcare wipes and industrial markets.

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World's first all carbon fiber RV is black, green and super slick
Autoblog
Carbon fiber is becoming more and more prevalent on production vehicles — look no further than the BMW i3 — but a new company headquartered in Speedway, Ind., is taking the ultra-light material to the next level. Soon you will be able to order a 35-foot-long, tow-behind RV made from a carbon fiber monocoque chassis and body.

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Sustainability and performance in textiles: Can you have it all?
The Guardian
Consumers are increasingly considering the sustainability of their purchases as they gain access to an array of fabrics that are practically self-cleaning. Is it possible to make a sustainable and high-performance fabric — or are these two things mutually exclusive? Broadly speaking, the answer lies in four main factors: raw material extraction, textile production, added chemistry and end-of-life.
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Tencel for flushable nonwovens
Innovation in Textiles
Lenzing, the leading producer of the manmade cellulose fibres, believes it is satisfying the trend of the times in the nonwovens industry with its short-cut type cellulose fiber Tencel that is said to be ideal for high-quality wipes and care wipes, due to its flushability properties.
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