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Ford makes a car lined with Coke-bottle material
ABC News
Making a car more environmentally friendly doesn't just mean hybrid engines or better gas mileage. A new partnership between Ford and Coca-Cola applies it to a car's interior too. The Ford Fusion Energi, a hybrid vehicle currently in development by the car company, uses the same material to line the car's insides as Coke uses to make its plastic bottles.
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Domtar buys Indas, aims to be leading supplier of adult diapers in Europe
Brandon Sun
Domtar is setting its sights on becoming one of Europe's leading manufacturers of adult diapers after confirming industry speculation that it will acquire privately owned Laboratorios Indas for about $563 million. The Montreal-based company will pay $403 million to acquire the European company's equity.
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IPS opens flushability testing lab
Nonwovens Industry
Opening a new, state-of-the-art simulation lab, Wisconsin-based IPS Testing has become just the second independent laboratory in North America to provide full flushability testing and certification services for disposable wipe products. The company aims to work with manufacturers and suppliers in educating consumers about which products meet all flushability standards as it administers the testing methods set forth by the nonwovens industry.
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Procter & Gamble report highlights company's upcoming changes
Sustainable Nonwovens
In its just-released 2013 Sustainability Report, Procter & Gamble hints at big changes ahead in regard to its commitment to replacing 25 percent of its petrol-derived raw materials with renewable alternatives by 2020 and achieving a 100 percent switch in the longer term.
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SGL begins production of stretch-broken carbon fiber yarn
fibre2fashion
SGL Group has started production of stretch-broken carbon fiber yarn at its facility in Muir of Ord, Scotland. An official ceremony inaugurating the new production took place Nov. 7. Marketed under the brand name SIGRAFIL C SBY, this high-performance, very fine stretch-broken carbon fiber yarn was first presented to the general public at this year's JEC Composites Show in Paris, France.
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Kimberly-Clark wins environmental award
Nonwovens Industry
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized Kimberly-Clark Corporation as an industry leader in transportation environmental performance and energy efficiency with its 2013 SmartWay Excellence Award. This award goes to companies that have demonstrated outstanding achievements in reducing carbon pollution and other harmful emissions as they move goods across the U.S. more efficiently.
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TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema intensify cooperation
Innovation in Textiles
TenCate Advanced Armour and DSM Dyneema are working more closely together for launching innovative products and bringing personal armor solutions to the international defense and law enforcement markets. TenCate will showcase its TenCate Multi-light insert portfolio using Dyneema Force Multiplier Technology products at the Milipol 2013 exhibition, held Nov. 19-22 in Paris.
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China manufacturing loses momentum in November
The Wall Street Journal
A preliminary gauge of China's manufacturing activity showed a mild weakening of growth momentum in November, weighed down by sluggish new export orders, and suggesting the third-quarter rebound in the world's second-largest economy may be losing steam.
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IPS opens flushability testing lab
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Opening a new, state-of-the-art simulation lab, Wisconsin-based IPS Testing has become just the second independent laboratory in North America to provide full flushability testing and certification services for disposable wipe products. The company aims to work with manufacturers and suppliers in educating consumers about which products meet all flushability standards as it administers the testing methods set forth by the nonwovens industry.

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New developments in nanotechnology impact specialty fabrics markets
Specialty Fabrics Review
Ways of manufacturing specialty fabrics have been around for decades, but what does that mean in terms of opportunities for manufacturers, particularly in regard to coatings? Current applications include military camouflage clothing that can change color as a function of the environment, textiles that capture bacteria in mass transportation systems and textile filtration devices that lower toxic emissions from industrial manufacturers.

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Kimberly-Clark considers healthcare spin-off
Sustainable Nonwovens
Kimberly-Clark is considering spinning off its healthcare business to create a stand-alone, publicly traded healthcare company with approximately $1.6 billion in annual net sales and leading market positions in both surgical and infection prevention products and medical devices.

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German companies form research alliance for biotechnical production
Specialty Fabrics Review
Four Germany-based partners, BRAIN, the Hohenstein Institute, Kelheim Fibres and rökona, have announced the formation of a new research alliance for the biotechnical production and modification of specialty alginates. The aim of the alliance is to establish a sustainable microbial bioprocess for the production of specialized alginate components. The biopolymers should serve a dual purpose: application in high-quality medical product matrices and within the innovative textile industry.
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