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The 'Made in' debate and what it means for nonwovens
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Writing for the June 6 edition of the Wall Street Journal, John W. Miller is to be commended for succinctly outlining an issue that has been a bug-a-boo for the global nonwovens industry for years: U.S. versus EU Rules of Origin. Simplifying an extremely complex matter into several sentences, Miller notes that the EU Parliament and the European Commission have both approved a proposal mandating use of "Made in" labels on 11 categories of manufactured products offered for sale in Europe - including textiles - indicating where the product originated. More



Durable nonwovens
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Historically, the nonwovens industry was organized differently from the textile industry and grew to present a broad array of highly functionalized, yet disposable, single-use engineered products that are driven by high-speed, large volume and low cost. The market segments most impacted by nonwovens have been those requiring desired performance at reasonable costs - disposable products are used in a myriad of applications ranging from hygiene, medical, filtration, wipes and consumer products to geo-nonwovens - and, consequently, they are separate from the more traditional textiles that have been focused primarily on apparel. More

Enhancing textile exports to $25 billion by 2014
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As key future policy priority for enhancing textile exports to $25 billion by the year 2014, Ministry of Textile Industry would seek from government rationalizing textile import tariff to diversify the fiber base, encourage production of value-added products and provide the textile exporting industry with an environment, which supports manufacturing rather than trading. MINTEX believes that this initiative will facilitate increased value-added garment manufacturing, create additional jobs and revenues, diversify the export products for domestic and international markets and discourage smuggling. More



New REICOFIL meltblown pilot line for the Nonwovens Institute
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Reifenhäuser REICOFIL and the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University announce the installation of a one meter wide REICOFIL® meltblown line in Raleigh, N.C. Assembly is scheduled for October 2011. REICOFIL customers are thus offered a further place to turn to for their developments on REICOFIL lines in the future - in addition to the already existing Technology Centres of REICOFIL in Troisdorf and of STFI in Chemnitz. More

India is gaining in complexity
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In the easiest of times, India was never really a single, relatively homogeneous market. Myriad differences in language, culture, ethnicity, social beliefs and practices and climatic diversity made it very difficult to understand and keep track of what consumers really want, where the real markets are, how big the opportunity may be and how to reach out to those consumers through appropriate products, channels and value-proposition. Hence, the common and even today, perhaps the most simplistic segmentation of the market is either just "urban/rural" or merely gender-based, i.e. "men/women" or socioeconomic classification-based, i.e. SEC A/B/C or R1/R2/ R3 etc. More

Biomedical Structures acquires Concordia Medical
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Biomedical Structures LLC, Warwick, R.I. - a manufacturer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other clinical applications - has acquired Concordia Medical LLC - a provider of medical implant technologies using biomaterials for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, and a division of Warwick-based engineered fiber producer Concordia Manufacturing LLC. The acquisition includes Concordia Medical's workforce, manufacturing facility and technologies, including its nonwoven BIOFELT™ technology for tissue-engineering and regenerative applications. More

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SAF receives record inquiries from Chinese hygiene industry
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The Chinese hygiene industry recognized the potential of Super Absorbent Fiber (SAF) for innovation in nonwoven applications at the recent China International Tissue/Disposable Hygiene Products Exhibition and Conference 2011. U.K.-based Technical Absorbents received a record number of inquiries from visitors at the event on how to utilize its SAF technology for a range of applications including hygiene products (diaper, panty liners and adult incontinence pads), dental and medical applications, as well as coolant technology and cable yarns. More

Bonar/Natpet to make nonwovens in Saudi Arabia
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Bonar & Natpet will install a nonwovens production line at their joint venture facility in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. The new line, scheduled to be installed in early 2012, will strategically be built near NATPET's polypropylene production facility. The state-of-the-art, six-meter working width line will be delivered by Asselin-Thibeau. It will include, among its carding and needling equipment, the IsoProDyn and A.C.S technologies. More

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