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World nonwovens market demand to grow 5.3 percent annually to 2017
Green Technology News
Global demand for nonwovens is forecasted to rise 5.3 percent annually to 9.0 million metric tons in 2017. However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries. Countries with well-developed manufacturing sectors and a population with relatively high personal incomes — such as the U.S., Japan and West European countries — have well-established nonwovens markets.
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USDA: Global cotton consumption forecasted to rise 2 percent
Fibre2fashion
World 2014/15 cotton mill use is forecast at 111.8 million bales, up 2 percent from 2013/14, reflecting an expanding global economy. The two largest consuming countries are China and India, with a combined cotton mill use of over 60 million bales, or 54 percent of the world total. China is forecast to increase its consumption by 4 percent to 37 million bales in 2014/15, the highest in three years.
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MamyPoko maker goes for market leaderships
The Nation
Japan-based Uni-Charm, a major manufacturer of baby diapers under the well-known "MamyPoko" brand, is aiming to be the leader in all the Asian markets it competes in. "Asia has posted the highest double-digit growth in the consumption of baby diapers and sanitary napkins in the world, thanks to its lower consumption per capita compared to some developed markets such as Japan," said Takumi Terakawa, managing director of Uni-Charm.
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Smart 'belly band' could monitor high risk pregnancies
Innovation in Textiles
Tummy hugging maternity wear could soon be giving expecting parents peace of mind in addition to stylishly securing waistlines, according to researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia. The researchers are combining fashion design with wireless technology to produce a belly band that will be able to monitor uterine contractions and fetal heart rate in real time.
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USDA: Global cotton consumption forecasted to rise 2 percent
Fibre2fashion
World 2014/15 cotton mill use is forecasted at 111.8 million bales, up 2 percent from 2013/14, reflecting an expanding global economy. The two largest consuming countries are China and India, with a combined cotton mill use of over 60 million bales, or 54 percent of the world total. China is forecast to increase its consumption by 4 percent to 37 million bales in 2014/15, the highest in 3 years.

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BMW, SGL to triple carbon fiber production capacity
TechnologyTell
Carbon fiber is increasingly becoming a highly sought construction material in automobiles — and you'd better believe BMW Group and SGL Group know it. That's why they're getting ready to triple carbon fiber production capacity at the BMW and SGL joint venture plant in Moses Lake, Washington.

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US textile and apparel imports grow 3.2 percent in Q1
Fibre2fashion
The United States imported textiles and apparel worth $24.84 billion in the first three months of 2014, registering an increase of 3.2 percent over imports of $24.069 billion made in the corresponding quarter of 2013, according to the latest Major Shippers Report, released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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Monforts debuts new modular interchangeable coating system
Fibre2fashion
Technical textiles are extremely diverse in their end-use applications and manufacturers can be called upon to quickly produce a succession of materials with widely differing properties — often within a single shift. In seeking to cater to the flexibility in processing technology demanded by such wide-ranging production, Monforts has developed the new Montex Allround, a modular, interchangeable coating system for technical textiles.
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Barnhardt's High Q cotton is USDA certified
Nonwovens Industry
Barnhardt Manufacturing Company has earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label for its High Q cotton. The USDA Certified Biobased Product Label verifies that the product's amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets or exceeds levels set by USDA. Biobased products are finished or intermediate materials composed in whole or in significant part of agricultural, forestry or marine ingredients.
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IIG to release new high-temperature insulation product for industrial applications
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Industrial Insulation Group, the leading manufacturer of insulation for industrial, commercial and fireproofing applications and a wholly owned subsidiary of Johns Manville, announced that they will be releasing InsulThin™ HT, a new product in its industrial insulation materials portfolio. InsulThin HT is a flexible, hydrophobic, microporous, fumed silica, blanket insulation. This thin, high-temperature insulation material has an extremely low k-factor, reducing the space required for effectively insulating pipe and equipment.
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American ingenuity sparkles at Techtextil/Texprocess NA
Innovation in Textiles
Although the North American version of Messe Frankfurt's Techtextil is less intimidating than the original in Frankfurt, three days was not enough to thoroughly explore the exhibits and presentations at the show's 11th edition in Atlanta May 13-15. Held in conjunction with the second edition of Texprocess Americas and the composites show JEC Americas, the three filled the Georgia World Congress Center with some 754 exhibitors from 29 countries.
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