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Research project on 3D fibrin textiles for biomedical sector
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The use of textiles in the medical sector has been expanding continuously for a number of years now, a high technology field of application whose economic viability is undisputed. Research in this area is currently extremely active, with countless ideas for innovative textiles designed to respond to the needs of the medical/hospital sector. More



Study shows reusable bags contain high levels of lead content
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It's hard to resist those attractively patterned and packaged fabric shopping totes, especially when celebrities are promoting them and government officials are forcing businesses to charge customers for disposable bags. There's just one problem: "Green" reusable bags often harm more than they help. More

Colbond to raise prices by up to 10 percent effective Jan. 1
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Effective Jan. 1, Colbond will raise prices 6-10 percent in Europe and Asia for their entire product range due to the continued escalation of raw material costs. Similar price increases will be implemented in North America. The company is in the process of informing customers. More

Air filtration: Innovations in industrial air filtration
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In all air and gaseous filtration applications, the pressure drop in the process stream as it flows through a filter represents an energy loss, which has to be made up by the overall system resulting in an energy cost. The higher the pressure drop, or delta pressure, the higher the energy requirement for the filtration and separation system. This is especially true in large volume applications, such as dust collection systems on industrial applications, gas turbine air intakes or process exhausts. In addition to the economic implications of this energy loss, there are strengthening legislative pressures at a global level on industrial activities to use as little energy as possible. More



Avgol to invest in two new Reicofil lines
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Avgol will invest up to $80 million for two new 4.2-meter Reicofil lines. One line will be installed at Mocksville, N.C., that site's fourth spunmelt machine. The project will also prepare for line five at Mocksville by adding an extra 30,000 square feet of space which will initially be used as extra storage space for finished goods. This will increase storage capacity to over 3000 metric tons of finished goods inventory and will increase the Mocksville capacity to over 60,000 metric tons. More

Textile sector spinning ahead
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Strong demand and higher realizations set to boost fortunes, but debt concerns remain. Textile companies - including fabric manufacturers, garment makers and those in the spinning business - have seen a steep rise in their share prices over the past one month. More

New wind utilizes new adhesives
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Wind energy, used in windmills for mechanical power, wind pumps for pumping water, and wind turbines to make electricity, provide a renewable, clean power source that produces no greenhouse gas emissions. Capturing the sun's rays through photovoltaic – converting light into electricity – also produces a clean, renewable energy source. To make these methods even more attractive to the end user, energy equipment manufacturers are seeking methods that will lower production costs while increasing product reliability. One of the areas where manufacturers have been able to decrease costs and improve product dependability is in their choice of fastening systems. More

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Talking about Tufco Technologies
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More than a decade ago, Lou Le Calsey changed the direction of Tufco Technologies forever. A veteran of the paper industry, Mr. LeCalsey recognized the potential of the emerging disposable wipes market and led the strategic shift that moved Tufco out of tissue and towel converting, which was the Tufco heritage business, and into the wipes market - a decision he has never regretted. More

Nanotextiles: Obviousness barrier to patentability
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Nanofiber scientists that engage in continuing research based on published data must design around to distinguish their inventions over prior art references for future patent protection. This is because under patent law the non-obviousness requirement mandates that one having ordinary skill in the art would not have thought of the invention. More

An improving bottom line
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New reports confirm that the U.S. domestic textile and apparel industries are doing a bit better on both the earnings and profit margin fronts. Just-released second-quarter data, for example, find overall textile mill after-tax profits holding at the previous quarter's level - nearly triple the dollar amount prevailing just a year earlier. More
 

 
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