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'Flushable' wipes fouling up the waterworks
ConsumerAffairs.com
A backed-up sink or toilet is bad enough, but entire sewer systems are getting clogged up by pre-moistened "personal wipes" and other consumer products that claim to be "flushable." The items, which also include baby wipes, paper towels and dental floss are becoming a major headache for utilities around the world. Just a few weeks ago, a huge 15-ton blob of congealed fat and wipes — quickly dubbed a "fatberg" — lodged in a drain, causing no end of problems.
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Manufacturers see continued growth; government policy a worry
Reuters
U.S. manufacturers are "cautiously optimistic" that growth will continue this year amid an uptick in sales and production, though many cite uncertainty over U.S. government policy as a concern, according to a survey from the National Association of Manufacturers.
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Don't miss TAPPI's Building Sciences Committee Fall Meeting
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TAPPI's Building Sciences Committee Fall Meeting promises a strong production focused program and quality networking opportunities that you cannot afford to miss. The meeting will be Sept. 18-20 at the Hilton, Marco Island, Fla., and includes presentations on Modern Industrial Burner Safety & Efficiency, Environmental Regulation Changes on the Horizon and Their Potential Impact, Operator/Maintenance Training to Enhance Operational Effectiveness and the 2014 Roofing Market Overview & Forecast presented by Tim Worms of 3M. For a list of registrants and additional meeting information, click here.
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Technical textile sector challenge for needle makers
fibre2fashion
Technical textiles are being used increasingly for the replacement of traditional materials in challenging applications, and their end uses are becoming increasingly diverse. As a result, manufacturers of needles and threads have been faced with the need to develop highly specified products, according to Textiles Intelligence.
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  Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use

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Enhanced filter media technology at FILTECH
Nonwovens Industry
UK-based Technical Absorbents will exhibit at FILTECH in October with its Super Absorbent Fibre technology. The expo is one of the largest and most important filtration events worldwide, and is ideal for all those concerned with designing, improving, purchasing, selling or researching filtration and separation equipment and services. It will take place between Oct. 22-24 in Wiesbaden, Germany.
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Diamond Wipes International receives national certification
Nonwovens Industry
Diamond Wipes International, a U.S. manufacturer of wet wipes, received national certification as a Women's Business Enterprise by The Women's Business Enterprise Council West, a regional certifying partner of the Women's Business Enterprise National Council.
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P&G to cut package sizes for diapers
The Wall Street Journal
Procter & Gamble Co. will start using an old trick to boost the bottom line for its Pampers and Luvs diapers. The company will raise prices an average of 5 percent to 7 percent, but that won't be visible on the receipt. Instead, the pricing will become clear when the diapers run out sooner than usual.
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New flexibility in 3-D
Sustainable Nonwovens
A polyester filament commonly employed for medical sutures, mouth guards, prosthetics and specialized nonwovens has now been adapted for 3-D printing by Makerbot. And for New York Fashion Week, designer Francis Ditoni used two off-the-shelf Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers to make the Verlan Dress — involving some 400 hours of printing over two weeks.
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The U.S. may have more manufacturing jobs than we think
The Washington Post
The United States lost 6 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2009. At least, that's the official count from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But could the official count be missing something? In a new paper, two economists point out that nowadays there are lots of companies in the United States that aren't counted as manufacturing by the government but are still heavily involved in the manufacturing of goods.
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