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Canadian utilities grapple with issue of 'flushable wipes'
The Vancouver Sun
They're billed as "flushable," but those ubiquitous wipes really shouldn't be going down the toilet at all. Metro Vancouver and Capital Regional District are among several municipal organizations across Canada that are grappling with clogged pipes and septic systems because the wipes, deemed a cleaner alternative to toilet paper, don't break down once they're swept down the toilet bowl.
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Autoneum expands in China
Sustainable Nonwovens
Autoneum has acquired a 25 percent stake in a joint venture with its long-time partner and Japanese supplier Nihon Tokushu Toryo and Chinese supplier TGPM Automotive Industry Group. As a result, new components for acoustic and thermal management will be produced for Japanese car manufacturers at the existing plant of Wuhan Nittoku Autoneum Sound-Proof in Wuhan, Hubei province.
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Identifying textile materials with new DNA technology
Innovation in Textiles
Applied DNA Sciences has announced the rollout of SigNature T, a new DNA-based security platform specifically for textiles and apparel, made by a proprietary technology that is said to enable the company to identify textile raw materials as well as finished products. New binding and extraction techniques have enabled a cost-effective, even more flexible and robust anti-counterfeiting and anti-diversion protection for textiles and apparel, including military protective wear, the company reports.
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Owens Corning receives 100 percent on Corporate Equality Index
fibre2fashion
Owens Corning announced that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2014 Corporate Equality Index published by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, a civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. This is the 10th consecutive year Owens Corning has achieved a 100-percent CEI rating.
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US manufacturers 'optimistic' about growth in 2014
Bloomberg
Sales will be stronger at U.S. manufacturers in 2014 after revenue this year fell short of projections, according to a survey by the Institute for Supply Management. Purchasing managers at manufacturers estimate a 4.4 percent increase in sales in 2014. Revenue rose 3.4 percent this year. The group's forecast in April showed purchasing managers projected a 4.8 percent advance in revenue for 2013.
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Meijer, Huggies team up to donate diapers this holiday season
Nonwovens Industry
Meijer will donate up to $10,000 and Huggies will donate 150,000 diapers — enough to diaper up to 25,000 babies for a day — to the National Diaper Bank Network this holiday season through the Huggies Every Little Bottom program to help ensure babies throughout the Midwest have an adequate supply of diapers.
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Rockline publishes sustainability report
Nonwovens Industry
Rockline Industries, one of the world's largest private-label manufacturers of consumer wet wipes and coffee filters, released its 2013 Environmental Sustainability Report. The 2013 report, the fifth report since the program's inception, highlights the accomplishments the company has made throughout the year in reducing energy use and waste. Rockline's most notable strides in fiscal 2013 were in the areas of greenhouse gas emissions, wastewater and solid waste reduction.
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Canadian utilities grapple with issue of 'flushable wipes'
The Vancouver Sun
They're billed as "flushable," but those ubiquitous wipes really shouldn't be going down the toilet at all. Metro Vancouver and Capital Regional District are among several municipal organizations across Canada that are grappling with clogged pipes and septic systems because the wipes, deemed a cleaner alternative to toilet paper, don't break down once they're swept down the toilet bowl.

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US energy boom helps grease manufacturing's spinning wheels
CNBC
The U.S. manufacturing renaissance may have an invisible hand guiding it along: the energy sector, which is in the midst of its own breakneck expansion. The heavily chronicled shale boom that has propelled U.S. oil production to historical peaks also may be greasing the wheels of manufacturing, which suffered for years as production moved to cheaper havens overseas. Now, however, the once-beleaguered sector is expanding briskly.

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Creating the future of textiles: Make it from milk
Specialty Fabrics Review
A lot of milk in the world is simply thrown away as unsuitable — for food, that is. German-based company Qmilch IP GmbH has found a use for discarded milk: fabric. In fact, it makes a silky smooth, beautiful fabric desirable for high fashion. In addition to apparel, the fibers are particularly suitable for use in home textiles, the automobile industry and medical technology, and they offer advantages as well for thermal insulated seat covers or hygienic diaphragms.

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Indian surgical cotton sector expects boost in sales
fibre2fashion
The Indian surgical cotton industry is expecting a boost in sales in the domestic and international market mainly due to the rise in demand. "It is estimated that demand for surgical cotton is growing at the rate of 10 percent per annum across the world," said Dr. Keshav Raj Kranthi, director of Central Institute of Cotton Research in India. "The demand for it in India is estimated to be about 2 million bales (of 170 kilograms each) per year."
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