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West Texas cotton product could save soldiers' lives
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West Texas cotton product is helping to keep the U.S. military safe from chemical and biological warfare agents. It's called Fibertect. KCBD first talked about the product last year during the Gulf oil spill. Back then, the absorbent wipe with activated carbon core showed it could absorb 50 times its weight in oil while also absorbing cancer-causing vapors. More



Kimberly-Clark to hike prices after profit falls
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Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Huggies and Kleenex, said it plans to raise prices, its third such announcement since the middle of March. The company said it's only passing along the higher prices that it has to pay for raw materials like oil and wood pulp. Its predictions for inflation on those materials have more than doubled since a year ago, the company said. It's a refrain that's becoming familiar in corporate America this spring. Some, including Kimberly-Clark, are also blaming the higher commodities prices for their declining earnings. More

Mogul orders second spunlace line
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Turkish nonwovens producer Mogul has placed an order for a 3.6-meter spunlace line from Andritz Perfojet. The Jetlace Essentiel unit featuring a Perfodry 3000 through-air dryer and filtration system began operation will bring Mogul's total spunlace capacity to 24,000 tons per year. It will make lightweight spunlace fabrics at a high speed and low energy consumption with a full range of patterning and aperture solutions. More

P.T. Toray Polytech to produce materials for diapers industry
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Toray Industries Inc and Toray Advanced Materials Korea Inc announced that the companies have decided to enter the high-performance polypropylene spunbond business in Indonesia. The companies plan to establish P.T. Toray Polytech Jakarta in the group's site in Tangerang, Indonesia, in September this year and build a production facility with an annual capacity of approximately 20,000 tons. The new plant is expected to start full-scale operations in June 2013. More



Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers for new soft nonwovens fabric
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JOFO Nonwovens Company, one of China's premier nonwovens manufacturers, has introduced an innovative soft nonwoven fabric based on ExxonMobil Chemical's Vistamaxx propylene-based elastomers. The key to the success of this new soft fabric, which is well-suited for the manufacture of high quality top and backsheets used in diapers and napkins, is the balanced combination of soft touch, drape and mechanical properties that Vistamaxx delivers to polypropylene nonwoven fabrics. More

PGI announces long-term investment strategy for high-growth developing regions
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Polymer Group Inc. has announced long-term strategic growth plans to invest in new state-of-the-art spunmelt manufacturing operations in South America and China to solidify the company's leadership position in these high-growth markets. More

Surface-cleaning wipe allows substrate preparation
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Eurobond Adhesives has launched a heavy-duty surface-cleaning wipe for the preparation of substrate materials prior to printing, painting, coating or bonding. The wipe is said to promote adhesion and a high integrity bondline. Made of 64gsm heavy-duty low lint material, the surface wipes are impregnated with a blend of 70 percent Isopropyl alcohol for fast 'flash off' and 30 percent de-ionized water. More

T- Buck, Inc
Reduce set-up time, increase productivity, reduce waste, improve box quality. Easi-Set Folder Arm Upgrade. MORE


Thermoplastic composites: Primary structure?
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Over the past 25 years, thermoplastic composites have increasingly earned their way onto commercial and military aircraft. They've done so through the efforts of a few pioneering companies that have developed materials and processes, enabling continuous fiber reinforcement of advanced matrices such as polyphenylene sulfide, polyetherimide, polyetheretherketone and polyetherketoneketone. More

Firms eye Gujarat for medical textile units
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In what could give fillip to Gujarat government's efforts to develop technical textiles, couple of international and national firms have evinced interest in setting up manufacturing plant in medical textiles. According to state government sources, an Israeli company and Pune-based Garware Nylon have been scouting land in Gujarat for setting plants in medical technical textiles. More
 

 
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