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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. For example, as the saying goes, even the Canadian economy is dependent on the U.S. economy. More

Nonwoven, perfectly needled
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What do diapers, wiping cloths, wall paneling, sticking plasters and Ultrasuede covers for upholstered furniture have in common? All these products are made of nonwovens. There is hardly any other fabric that is as versatile. Last summer the operators of the Zugspitze railroad even used sheets of nonwovens to prevent the snow melting away on Germany's highest mountain. More

Precision textiles debuts EnVision
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Precision Textiles has debuted a new hybrid product EnVision which brings sophistication, savings and convenience to mattress manufacturers through the marriage of its FR barrier and ticking fabric, both of which are laminated, thus eliminating the costly step of quilting. Precision Textiles created the composite product to provide a high-end, yet cost-effective option for mattress manufacturers seeking sophisticated, quilting-free mattresses with high-end appeal. More

Strong demand for warp knitted mattress covers in China
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Warp knitting machine builder Karl Mayer says the current economic recovery is enabling many manufacturers to sleep soundly in their beds again and is also guaranteeing that the order books of mattress manufacturers are full. Producers of mattress covers in particular in China are said to be profiting from the willingness of the Chinese public to invest in new beds and bedding. More

New study on thermal insulation materials market in South Africa
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Targeted regulations to increase energy efficiency and growing environment consciousness among governments, enterprises and consumers have stoked the growth rates of the thermal insulation materials market, globally. This trend is expected to ripple into the South African market, where the currently tardy adoption of thermal insulation will get a thrust with demand pouring in from both new and renovated buildings. More

What's the competition to wipes?
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In the last decade, wet wipes moved well beyond baby wipes, formerly the main player. They have invaded every category in skin care, household, institutional and industrial segments. Within these major segments, both commodity and niche products are taking amazing hold, with convenience still driving demand. As new performance factors continue to appear, more products are launched every year. More

Texas Tech's Fibertect selected as top innovation by Cotton Incorporated
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Fibertect®, a decontamination technology developed by researchers at Texas Tech University, was one of seven new innovations selected by Cotton Incorporated to show the versatility of the fiber. In 2005, Seshadri Ramkumar and his team at the Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech leveraged the absorbent capabilities of cotton to create the Fibertect wipe, which can absorb and neutralize gases and liquids that might be used in chemical warfare. More

Spray clothes on yourself: Seamless garments with aerosol technology
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Technology has come up with wonders that were even unimaginable before a few years. This is news for all those people who seek cutting edge clothing, and do not like to keep rotating their clothes. A Spanish fashion designer and a Professor of Particle Technology have come up with a Fabrican Spray on Fabric through which clothes can be created by merely spraying it on the skin. More

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Taking the bite out of bed bugs
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The resurgence of bed bugs has made headlines in big cities across America. A Woodmere, N.Y., company has rolled out a new transdermal patch to deter these nasty critters that go bite in the night. More

Body armor based on cornstarch
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A composite polymer material that is fluid at rest but hardens on impact, like a cornstarch solution, is being explored by scientists at the Singapore Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE) for use in body armor and sports padding. The material dissipates the impact of falls, injuries from blunt trauma, exploding shrapnel and other assaults more effectively than protective foams currently used in sports gear. More

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