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Doing business in China? You may want to heed this advice
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Inspired by the huge market and driven by global competition, more and more Western nonwovens companies have begun conducting business in China. It requires a significant commitment for these companies to be long-term successes in today's global business environment. China is an exciting but challenging place to do business. In reality, some companies succeed, some under-perform, while others, unfortunately, fail. In addition to the usual business pressures, the effectiveness of a company's management of cultural conflict leads to either success or disappointment. More



Chisso forms new company to sell and manufacture air-through nonwovens in China
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Chisso Corp. has founded a new company in China to sell and manufacture air-through nonwoven in China to keep up with the high growth rate of hygiene products in China and Asian countries. Chisso has been selling and manufacturing air-through nonwovens by Guangzhou ES Fiber Co., Ltd., its subsidiary in Guangzhou, China. More

Wet dryer sheets
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In recent years, consumers' personal and laundry care routines have been transformed. There is a demand for new concepts, not just for clothing care but also for the care that clothing provides to the skin. Consumers want clothes that not only feel fresh and clean after washing, but that continue to look like new even after many washes, retain the original color of their fabrics and never look worn. But, they are also looking for ways to protect themselves with products that are especially mild or that deliver extra caring effects for the skin and so enhance their sense of well-being. More



Inside the health care market
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Companies that have successfully penetrated the medical market have done so either by having a highly focused, slow-growth strategy or by falling into it with the right product. In either case, companies must meet the demands for quality, service and cost in this highly regulated industry. The medical market is broken down into segments ranging from big chain hospitals to home health care. While hospitals represent the largest volume market, there is a lot of business with physician clinics and small specialty practitioners as well. Selling direct to these markets requires the right sales staff with industry knowledge. More

Nonwovens industry: Promising future
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DiloGroup, Germany, is a global leader in the manufacturer of complete nonwovens production lines. In an exclusive interview with Textile World, Owner and Chairman Johann-Philipp Dilo explains the company's situation after the industry's slump in 2008 and 2009. He also reflects on some trends in nonwovens products for the near future. More

Clear path recycling completes first phase of PET recycling facility
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Clear Path Recycling, LLC (CPR), the PET recycling joint venture company established by Shaw Industries Group, Inc. and DAK Americas LLC, has completed the first phase of its PET recycling facility in Fayetteville, N.C. Now operational, the plant produces Recycled PET flake from post-consumer PET bottles. With the completion of Phase 1 this plant has the capability to recycle up to 160 million pounds of PET bottles per year, which will save over 550,000 cubic yards of landfill space yearly. CPR has created approximately 86 permanent jobs in Cumberland County. More

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Technical textiles in the changing economic landscape
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The first Friday each month creates enormous buzz and anxiety in the United States. This is the day, when the U.S. government's Department of Labor puts out its monthly job report. September's job report in the U.S. presented a gloomy picture with a net 95,000 job loss. The U.S. economy is a good barometer for the global economy. Emerging economies such as China and India are dependent on the economies of developed nations, more importantly, the United States. The U.S. is the 700 pound gorilla, which influences the economy, politics and the well being of the globe. More

Retailers get the lead out of reusable bags
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Supermarket operators were scrambling to respond to widening reports that some of their supposedly eco-friendly reusable shopping bags might contain elevated levels of lead. At least two companies - Jacksonville, Fla.-based Winn-Dixie Stores and Bethpage, N.Y.-based King Kullen Grocery Co. - said they had stopped selling the reusable bags in question. Their actions followed a similar move by Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets in September when two of its bag designs also tested high for lead levels. More
 

 
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