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P&G's Asian chief: Growth is speeding up
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The head of Asian operations for the world's largest consumer products maker says Procter & Gamble Co.'s growth in the region with half the world's population is picking up speed. The goal: More babies in Chinese villages wearing Pampers. More women in teeming urban India washing their hair with Pantene. More families on the canals of Vietnam cleaning their clothes with Tide. The kind of numbers in play - and the potential for building on them - are why Procter & Gamble Co. has staked its future deeply in Asia. More



What happens in the operating room?
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In Europe, the cost for hospital acquired infections, HAI, exceeds $8.66 billion. Over 17 percent of these are caused by surgical site infections. And, approximately every tenth patient, e.g. some three million patients in hospitals, is impacted. The fact is, that there is still a great potential for increased use of single-use nonwoven surgical drapes and gowns in Europe and other parts of the world. More

Tech-developed decontamination cloth reaches market
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It's not available in any stores, but Fibertect - a cotton-carbon decontamination cloth developed at Texas Tech - is finally on the market. First Line Technology, a Chantilly, Va.-based manufacturer of disaster preparedness equipment and supplies for first responders and the military, is now marketing the product in several forms, said Amit Kapoor, the company's founder and president. More

Japan's nonwovens production decreases 1.1 percent in January
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The Japan Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry reported that the nation's production of nonwoven fabrics in January 2011 decreased by 1.1 percent from the same month of last year to 25,524 tons. While production increased for the thirteenth consecutive month for spunbond/meltblown (up 6.9 percent to 7,721 tons) and thermal bond (up 1.0 percent to 2,929 tons), spunlace decreased for the first time in three months (down 12.8 percent to 2,535 tons). More



Composites play critical role in water plant
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A new water filtration plant under construction in The Bronx is the centrepiece of the largest single construction project in the history of New York City. The filtration plant is designed to ensure that water from the Croton System watershed is aesthetically pleasing and meets or exceeds all drink water quality standards. When completed in 2012, the plant will provide roughly 10 percent of New York City's 1.4 billion gallon average daily demand for water. During drought or other conditions affecting other watersheds servicing New York, the new plant can deliver up to 30 percent of in-city water needs. More

Nonwoven materials provider selects Clean Energy Pathways
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Clean Energy Pathways Inc, an alternative energy and renewable energy solutions company, has been selected by Buckeye Technologies to provide biomass fuel for a 75,000-gallon test burn at the company's cellulose mill in Perry, Fla. The mill provides specialty fibers and nonwoven materials to high-end niche markets worldwide. More

Yellowstone Park recyclables converted into carpet backing
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Georgia-based Universal Textile announced it will purchase all of the recyclable plastic bottles collected at Yellowstone National Park and convert them into a nonwoven, fleece material used as a backing for carpet and synthetic turf. Like many recyclable materials collected in America, most plastics collected in Yellowstone had previously been sold overseas. There they were used to produce plastic products that were later sold in the U.S. More

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Increased US demand for purer air and water
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Consumer demand in the U.S. for water purification and air cleaning systems will increase 5.2 percent per year to $1.7 billion in 2014, according to a new report. This is a result of a projected rebound in consumer spending on durable goods and in residential construction spending, which both suffered during the 2007-2009 recession, says The Freedonia Group, Inc in its Consumer Water Purification & Air Cleaning Systems study. More

PGI plans investments in high-growth regions
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Charlotte, N.C.-based nonwovens producer Polymer Group Inc. reports it will invest in new operations in China and South America. Plans include the addition of a state-of-the-art, custom spunmelt machine and pilot line at its Suzhou, China, facility; a greenfield installation in Southern China with multi-line expansion capability; a greenfield facility in Central Brazil; and the addition of a third spunmelt line at its facility in Cali, Colombia. More
 

 
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