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PGI strikes deal to buy Fiberweb
Nonwovens Industry
Two of the world's largest nonwovens producers will likely merge following an agreement whereby Polymer Group Inc. will acquire Fiberweb. The two parties announced that they reached an agreement and the board of Fiberweb will recommend shareholders approve the cash offer.
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Using the physics of acoustics to reduce weight in cars
Innovation in Textiles
As automotive manufacturers continue to push for improved fuel consumption and lower carbon emissions, they are squeezing every single gram of weight out of every single part that goes into a car. Greensboro, N.C.-headquartered Precision Fabrics Group has commercialized a unique nonwoven fabric called Nexus AFR which helps solve the car makers' need to improve acoustics and reduce weight without breaking the bank.
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Strong Chinese manufacturing data point to turnaround
The New York Times
A China manufacturing index hit its highest level in six months recently in a preliminary reading, offering the first important measure of how the country's economy performed in September and showing that a tentative reacceleration has continued as government support and firmer demand for Chinese exports have gained traction.
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A sea change for microfibers
Textile World
Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, Tenn., has developed a new technology platform for manufacturing microfibers for wetlaid nonwovens applications including filtration, specialty papers and battery separators. Eastman Cyphrex microfibers, made using islands-in-the-sea bicomponent fiber technology and a water-dispersible sea polymer, can be produced in a variety of shapes and sizes using a range of synthetic fiber polymers.
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Antibiotics that act like bugs
Sustainable Nonwovens
A Europe-wide project involving major nonwovens companies and research institutes could drastically increase the recovery chances of burn sufferers — especially children. The latest edition of the INDEX 14 Newsletter reports that the Bacteriosafe consortium has been constructing, testing and developing a unique active wound dressing which incorporates a colorimetric sensor and active therapeutic processes for detecting and counteracting pathogenic bacteria in wounds.
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Researchers seek new opportunities for cotton wipes
Nonwovens Industry
Researchers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture in New Orleans are working on formulations to help increase cotton's role in the household and industrial cleaning wipes markets. Previous applications containing antimicrobial quats have stuck to the cotton instead of transferring to the hard surface in need of cleaning or disinfecting, but researchers have found that altering formulations can reverse this phenomena.
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Tencate to provide geotextiles for drinking water project
The Sustainable Water Fund of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs has commissioned Pentair, TenCate and Wavin jointly to install 20 sustainable drinking water systems in South Africa, called GreenSource. The water treatment part of this integrated system will be produced by Pentair, the water buffering and pipe systems will be manufactured by Wavin and the high-grade synthetic turf and geotextiles by TenCate.
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N.C. State University advances nanofiber applications
N.C. State University Technician Online
North Carolina State University researchers recently published a study about the production of carbon nanofibers by employing a technique called airbrushing. Generally, airbrushes are used to cover various surfaces with paint. However, according to professor Joseph Tracy, who oversaw the research, airbrushing is a simple way to deposit large areas of catalyst particles.
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