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Filtration market supply chain innovates new technologies
Nonwovens Industry
Today's filtration market is driven by the need for products that deliver higher purity, greater efficiency and lower energy consumption. Nonwovens innovation plays a crucial role in delivering these requirements. Sales of filter elements used to separate particles from air, gases, water, oil and other liquids will exceed $34 billion in 2013, according to McIlvaine's Air, Gas, Water, Fluid Treatment and Control report.
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National Safety Apparel acquires Spentex from Global Safety Labs
Textile World
National Safety Apparel, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of protective apparel for industrial safety applications, has acquired the Spentex brand of flame-resistant safety apparel from Global Safety Labs Inc. — a Tulsa-based manufacturer of fire protection apparel and fire suppression products for the petrochemical, electrical power, molten metal, fire service and military/government industries.
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TAPPI NET division to host series of free webinars
TAPPINET
The TAPPI NET division announces the first webinar in its series on Nonwovens Processes, to be held at noon EST on Dec. 12. Nonwoven materials are produced by a wide variety of processes ranging from hydraulic formation, air assisted processing, direct polymer to web systems and combinations of these. These materials find applications in diverse fields including filtration, automotive, hygiene products, battery separators, medical and home furnishings. This webinar will highlight some of the most common processes including wet-laid, melt blown and electrospinning. Presenters Christina Ruiz and Sneha Swaminathan of Hollingsworth & Vose will present an overview of some of the various processes used to produce nonwovens material, the standard equipment utilized and descriptions of media produced by each process. Webinars are free and are a great way to further your knowledge on this and other upcoming topics. For more information and registration, please visit Introduction to NonWovens Processes Registration.
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EasyTurf to show eco-friendly turf at Greenbuild expo
fibre2fashion
EasyTurf is scheduled to showcase its environmentally-friendly synthetic turf at the Greenbuild International Expo Nov. 20-21 in Philadelphia. EasyTurf will unveil an interactive look at the ingenious engineering involved in the creation of their environmentally-friendly artificial grass and proprietary MaxxFlow backing, the permeability system that ensures maximum drainage.
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Feminine hygiene market continues to grow
Nonwovens Industry
Feminine hygiene manufacturers continue to grapple with ways to expand their customer base in the already saturated markets of the developed world while responding to the ever-changing needs of customers in developing regions. The result has been a series of product introductions designed to woo new customers or keep existing customers longer.
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CNITA and EDANA sign strategic partnership
Innovation in Textiles
CNITA, the China Nonwovens and Industrial Textiles Association, and EDANA, the international association representing the nonwovens and related industries, have signed a three-year-long strategic partnership framework agreement. The decision came following a meeting of the Sino-Euro Nonwoven Industry Cooperation, involving representatives from the China National Textile and Apparel Council, the Sub-Council of Textile Industry and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade.
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Parameter Generation and Control (PGC) manufactures TAPPI reach-in chambers, room systems and conditioners for existing laboratories. Parameter’s precise temperature and humidity control of ±0.2° and ±0.5% help insure that you meet the stringent TAPPI T402 sp-08 specification. Learn more about this and other TAPPI rooms & conditioners at www.humiditycontrol.com.
 


New self-cleaning textile technology from Luna
Innovation in Textiles
Luna Innovations has announced an agreement granting UltraTech International an exclusive license to commercialize Luna's new textile repellent technology that can protect first responders from pathogens and industrial workers from contaminants, as well as address the common problem of keeping fabric clean. Under the agreement, Luna will license exclusive rights to UltraTech to bring the technology to production and market it through its global sales channels.
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US manufacturing remains a bright spot
Barron's
The latest purchasing managers' surveys indicate that manufacturing activity continues to expand broadly. This is an encouraging sign that the United States remains competitively priced in global markets, helping the U.S. economy expand at a modest rate. With consumer and business finances in better shape, we look for continued growth in consumer and business spending to support manufacturing in the years ahead.
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Feminine hygiene market continues to grow
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Feminine hygiene manufacturers continue to grapple with ways to expand their customer base in the already saturated markets of the developed world while responding to the ever-changing needs of customers in developing regions. The result has been a series of product introductions designed to woo new customers or keep existing customers longer.

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Manufacturing growth is fastest in 2-1/2 years
USA Today
Manufacturing activity in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in 2½ years last month, getting a boost from overseas growth and a strong year for the auto industry. The manufacturing index at the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, rose to 56.4 in October. That's up from 56.2 in September. A reading above 50 indicates growth.

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Saint-Gobain makes new investments in nonwoven portfolio
Nonwovens Industry
With advances in manufacturing technology and the ever-increasing need for streamlined operations, industrial manufacturers are utilizing near-net-shape processes to develop products under much tighter tolerances that are as close to "finished" as possible. While necessitating less additional machining, these precision parts require precision surface finishing solutions.

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Fitesa to invest in $50 million expansion
Sustainable Nonwovens
Fitesa, which recently introduced a bicomponent spunbond consisting of Braskem's I'm green 100 percent biobased polyethylene and NatureWorks' 100 percent biobased Ingeo PLA, plans to invest a further $50 million at its plant in Simpsonville, S.C.
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