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Nonwovens improve crop yields and reduce harvesting waste
Innovation in Textiles
Nonwovens can make a big difference to the amount of food produced when growing crops and also in preventing spoilage once a crop has been harvested, according to EDANA. For example, the association says, when growing strawberries, a farmer only has to save 2 percent of the value of their crop to make using nonwoven covers worthwhile.
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Advanced flat knitting machine for technical textiles to display in Atlanta
Innovation in Textiles
Leading computerized flat knitting machine manufacturer Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd. of Wakayama, Japan, and its U.S. subsidiary Shima Seiki U.S.A. Inc., will participate in the Techtextil North America exhibition next month in Atlanta. The company will display its latest technological contributions to the field of technical textiles, including a new machine for inlay fabrics for technical applications.
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Low & Bonar to set up Chinese factory
Nonwovens Industry
Low & Bonar will build a new factory at Changzhou, in the Yangtze River Delta near Shanghai, China. The new factory will use the group's unique Colback technology to supply the fast growing and important carpet tile backing and automotive markets in Asia. In the flooring industry, Colback is widely used as a primary backing in carpet tiles, high-grade patterned wall-to-wall carpeting and walk-off mats.
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Study looks at Chinese auto industry
Nonwovens Industry
Sales of auto nonwovens reached 260 million square meters in China in 2013, representing year-on-year growth of 13 percent between 2012 and 2013. Meanwhile demand volume was about 600 million square meters throughout 2013. Market demand for seat fabrics was 170 million square meters while the demand for nonwoven acoustical felts was 80 million square meters, interior carpets 36 million square meters and trunk liners 29 million square meters.
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Tenowo embarking on global investment plan
Nonwovens Industry
Tenowo, the Germany-based manufacturer of nonwovens for industrial and apparel-related applications, has announced an all-encompassing investment plan that will expand existing operations in Germany and the U.S. and add a new site near Shanghai, China to its global footprint.
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US production costs catching up with China
Los Angeles Times
Another win for the made-in-America movement: A new report found that U.S. manufacturing in the past decade has become much more competitive compared with low-cost manufacturing rivals. U.S. factories can make goods at the same cost or even cheaper than those made in Eastern Europe, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. And it is now less than 5 percent cheaper to make goods in China compared with the U.S.
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Nonwovens improve crop yields and reduce harvesting waste
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Nonwovens can make a big difference to the amount of food produced when growing crops and also in preventing spoilage once a crop has been harvested, according to EDANA. For example, the association says, when growing strawberries, a farmer only has to save 2 percent of the value of their crop to make using nonwoven covers worthwhile.

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America's coming manufacturing revolution
The Atlantic
Hardly a day goes by without an article predicting, lamenting or celebrating America's decline. The turmoil in Crimea and Syria, the polarized and frequently gridlocked U.S. political system, the deepening income and wealth inequalities in the United States and the growing clout of rivals like China and Russia are all offered as proof of waning American power. But the doomsayers often fail to see the ways in which America is gaining rather than losing global influence. And nowhere is this truer than the manufacturing sector.

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Lightweight plane to raise energy conservation awareness
Innovation in Textiles
The latest version of the Solar Impulse, which will be the first aircraft to travel around the world entirely without fuel in 2015, was recently unveiled in Payerne, Switzerland. Advanced technical textiles are used extensively, and on board are numerous innovative products and solutions from Bayer MaterialScience that make the plane especially lightweight and energy efficient.

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Turkey to get new technical textiles research center
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The Aegean Textile and Raw Materials Exporters Union and the Dokuz Eylul University has signed a cooperation agreement recently for the establishment of a "Technical Textiles Research and Applications Center" in the Turkish city of Izmir, with the aim of increasing exports of technical textiles from the city as well as the country.
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Donaldson expands global distribution capacity
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Donaldson Company, Inc. a worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, has announced the establishment of a new distribution center in Slovakia to support the company's customers across the region. The new 57,000-square-foot facility in Bratislava, Slovakia will support the growing demand for the company's replacement filters for customers in Europe and Russia.
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