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New solar cell minimizes environmental risks in manufacturing process
Voice of America
Scientists in England report the development of a new solar cell that minimizes environmental risks in the manufacturing process by using an element used in bath salts. Many of the solar panels you see on roof tops use special materials called semiconductors such as silicon to generate electricity. However, silicon is not especially good at absorbing sunlight, says Jon Major, physics professor at the University of Liverpool in England.
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Ivory Coast launches project to support cotton sector
Fibre2fashion
Mamadou Coulibaly Sangafowa, Ivory Coast's Minister of Agriculture launched a project to support cotton sector in the country at a ceremony in Korhogo, located in the north-central region of Ivory Coast. The project aims to improve productivity and market access, as well as support cooperative organizations in Poro, GBEKE, Gontougo, and Bagoue of Hambol regions.
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Riding a wave
Specialty Fabrics Review
The boating market has always been a good indicator of economic health and consumer confidence in the U.S. Nearly 90 million Americans participate in recreational boating, generating some $83 billion in annual spending. Even while sales of new boats slowed during the recession, the used boat market maintained a steadier pace.
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Swiftwick introduces Medical Class II compression to athletes with new RECOVERY+ sock
Textile World
Swiftwick, a leading U.S. producer of athletic compression socks, will now offer Medical Class II compression socks for athletes. The company is proud to debut the RECOVERY+. The Medical Class II RECOVERY+ socks can be used to reduce swelling, prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis, assist in post-race recovery and are ideal for overnight wear. "With the introduction of the RECOVERY+ product, specialty retailers finally have the opportunity to present a legitimate Class II medical compression sock to their customers," said Mark Cleveland, CEO and co-founder of Swiftwick.
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Riding a wave
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The boating market has always been a good indicator of economic health and consumer confidence in the U.S. Nearly 90 million Americans participate in recreational boating, generating some $83 billion in annual spending. Even while sales of new boats slowed during the recession, the used boat market maintained a steadier pace.

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Adidas announces detox roadmap
Textile World
Sports brand adidas announced a new roadmap towards the elimination of hazardous chemicals from its products and supply chain. In collaboration with Greenpeace's Detox campaign, the official World Cup sponsor has laid out a credible plan for the elimination of per-and polyfluorinated chemicals and set key milestones to achieve full supply chain transparency.

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TAPPI's Nonwovens division presents webinar: Crosslinking Resin Chemistry for Nonwoven and Paper Applications
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The TAPPI NET division will host a webinar, Crosslinking Resin Chemistry for Nonwoven and Paper Applications, on Tuesday, August 19 at noon EST. This webinar, presented by John Jacquin, new business development manager at Ineos Melamines is presented by the division's Binders & Additives Committee and is free to attend.

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Cygnet USA sets up Greenville base to strengthen its business
Innovation in Textiles
Fiber processing specialist Cygnet USA has hired Graham Muir as vice president of sales and relocated its headquarters to Greenville, South Carolina. Both developments are designed to strengthen the company's ties with customers and grow its share of the North and South American textile and carbon fiber manufacturing markets.
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DSM Dyneema addresses trends in armor protection for helicopters and boats
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Emerging global trends are impacting the operating environment of light tactical interdiction vehicles for military, law enforcement and homeland security operations — particularly helicopters and patrol boats. As they are increasingly involved in higher-risk scenarios, these vehicles require enhanced armor protection that won't compromise their speed, agility, range and payload capacity.
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Reduced textile friction with GLIDER treatment
Innovation in Textiles
HeiQ Materials, a Swiss producer of high performance sustainable effects for textiles, has invited its brand partners to test its GLIDER textile surface treatment on their various fabrics and to sample its recently created GLIDER Hangtags. The company's GLIDER is said to reduce friction and increase textile comfort, helping to combat rubbing, chafing and blisters. Controlling friction leads to improved comfort, a key interest for sport and outdoor brands and athletes alike, the company notes.
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Clariant increases capacity for Licocene performance polymers
Innovation in Textiles
Leading specialty chemicals producer Clariant is increasing production capacity for its Licocene Performance Polymers by 50 percent at its facility on the Frankfurt-Höchst Industrial Park in Germany. According to the company, the debottlenecking of its existing production line represents a low double-digit million Swiss Franc investment, with the additional capacity scheduled to come on stream in the first quarter of 2016.
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'Duty on PTA imports will harm Indian polyester industry'
Fibre2fashion
Industry experts claim that the anti-dumping duty levied on purified terephthalic acid imports in India is likely to harm the Indian polyester industry. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notice levying anti-dumping duty on June 19 for import of PTA from China, Korea, Thailand and European Union.
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