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Nanofiber market to reach $4 billion by 2020
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With productivity increase and enhancement of applications, nanofiber market size will be about $4 billion, according to Kial Gramley of FibeRio Technology Corporation, USA. Gramley, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at FibeRio Technology Corporation, introduced recent advancements in the Forcespinning nanofiber production at the 2011 Spring Materials Interest Group meeting of the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, on May 25 in Research Triangle Park, USA. More

French textile machine builders see strong turnaround in 2011
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The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association President, Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General, Evelyne Cholet, report on the present state and the perspectives of their member companies. They believe the economic crisis is clearly over. There has been a significant turn-around since early or late 2010, the timing and importance depending on geographical and application sectors. More

KIT: Technical textiles and the baby diaper market
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Technical textiles (used for applications other than clothing and furnishing) are a high growth category in India and globally. They are used extensively in agriculture, buildings, health care, roads, sports, aviation and so on. Technical textiles segment for healthcare and hygiene is growing at 11 percent annually thanks to increasing health consciousness and rising disposable incomes. Products for the segment includes are baby diapers, sanitary napkins, surgical disposables, medical wipes and so on. More

Nonwovens Institute installs reicofil meltblown pilot line
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Raleigh, N.C.-based North Carolina State University's The Nonwovens Institute - an accredited academic program offering interdisciplinary study of engineered fabrics through a partnership that includes industry and government as well as academic participation - will be installing a REICOFIL® meltblown pilot line from Germany-based nonwovens machinery manufacturer Reifenhäuser Reicofil GmbH & Co. KG. More

AHP buys Arquest
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Associated Hygienic Products has acquired the assets of fellow private label diaper maker Arquest, Inc., effective May 25, 2011. AHP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Disposable Soft Goods International, a privately held global company that also manufactures baby diapers and pants as well as adult incontinence products, at production facilities located throughout Southeast Asia and China. More

High-tech startup's innovation aims to make food safer
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In 2006, an outbreak of E. coli linked to spinach killed four people and made hundreds more ill in the United States. In 2008, almost 1,500 people got sick in 43 states when an outbreak of salmonella hit, linked to raw tomatoes and peppers. At least 286 people were hospitalized and the outbreak may have contributed to two deaths, according to the federal government. Even now, an E. coli outbreak in Germany thought to be connected to vegetables has killed 17 and sickened more than 1,500 others ill in 10 European countries. And in Maine, a tiny high-tech startup tucked away in Boothbay is quietly working on the problem. More

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Pegas to invest $87 million to build first international plant in Egypt
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Pegas Nonwovens SA, a Czech maker of special textiles used in hygiene products and health care, plans to build a factory in Egypt to supply a customer in the Middle East. The final decision on the investment hinges on concluding a contract with the unspecified customer, expected to take place probably in the coming months, the Znojmo-based company said in an emailed statement recently. More

Composite materials bridge the divide
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Progress in composites materials and manufacturing means resin-based components are increasingly challenging traditional building materials in bridges. French R&D center Innobat in Montpellier, France, and Italian pultrusion processor Topglass won the bio-based materials category in the JEC 2011 composites innovation awards in March. This was for development, as part of a Biobat project, of a Biopox 65 pultruded hollow window frame and solid flat profiles made out of 65 percent continuous flax fiber reinforced bio-based epoxide resin. The pultruded profiles have an overall 75 percent bio-based content. More

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