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The state of the textile industry in 2014
Specialty Fabrics Review
In an IFAI safety and technical products survey administered in October 2013, safety and technical product suppliers and manufacturers reported they expect sales will increase 6 percent in 2014 compared with 2013. They should experience a stable, somewhat improved performance in sales in 2014. Markets such as military clothing, construction and industrial, especially the automobile market — will maintain a strong influence on the safety and technical products market in 2014.
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TAPPI announces 2014 NETInc Program
TAPPINET
TAPPI's NET division has announced its program for the 2014 NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) being held April 27-30 in Nashville, Tenn. The program features speakers from all segments of the nonwovens industry and is sure to have a little something for anyone wanting to further their knowledge of this exciting industry.
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China manufacturing indicator drops to 7-month low
The Wall Street Journal
China's factory activity lost ground in February, as a key gauge of manufacturing slipped to a seven-month low, signaling further economic weakness and rattling markets. Some analysts called for more government support for the world's No. 2 economy to ensure that momentum doesn't slow further.
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ESA utilizes TFP nonwovens for recently launched satellite
fibre2fashion
Technical Fibre Products Ltd. announced that its nonwovens are present on the recently launched European Space Agency satellite GAIA. Technical Fibre Products has supplied the material through RUAG Space GmbH, a leading provider of thermal insulation to the space industry. TFP's nonwoven can be found in the satellite's solar shield, as a constituent in the multi-layer insulation that is primarily used in thermal management.
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Medical packaging helps prevent healthcare associated infections
Nonwovens Industry
The key trends driving the medical nonwovens sector are infection prevention and healthcare economics. In addition to the increased awareness of infection prevention, there is a greater awareness among healthcare providers regarding their responsibilities around HAIs and the impacts of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, which says Medicare/Medicaid may not cover HAIs. This makes the healthcare provider responsible and as a result more vested in prevention.
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A textile renaissance in the US?
Innovation in Textiles
Japan's Toray Industries recently announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fiber manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the U.S. textiles industry and the "Made in America" movement. So, is the textiles industry coming back to the U.S then? It never really left, argues Bill Smith, and Asian companies are moving in to get a share of one of the world's largest markets for textiles and textile related products.
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Chicago secures digital manufacturing site with help of private funds
Chicago Tribune
Chicago beat out the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and aerospace hub Huntsville, Ala., in a national bid for a digital manufacturing institute, largely because of private funding pledges that backers were able to secure, officials said. As part of the bidding, the Defense Department required competitors to at least match its $70 million contribution to the project with private and state funds.
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A textile renaissance in the US?
Innovation in Textiles
Japan's Toray Industries recently announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fiber manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the U.S. textiles industry and the "Made in America" movement. So, is the textiles industry coming back to the U.S then? It never really left, argues Bill Smith, and Asian companies are moving in to get a share of one of the world's largest markets for textiles and textile related products.

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Can Google's robots build a new future for US manufacturing?
The Verge
During a dinner with Silicon Valley executives in 2011, President Barack Obama famously asked Apple CEO Steve Jobs what he needed to do to bring iPhone manufacturing back to the US. Jobs replied: "Those jobs aren't coming back." At the time, it seemed like a reasonable assertion. U.S. manufacturing was in the middle of a decades-long decline, and American companies seemed unable to compete with the low labor and production costs in China.

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Japan develops wireless sensor for diapers
Japan Daily Press
A research team from the University of Tokyo has unveiled the world's first flexible and disposable organic sensor — one that can be placed inside a diaper and will send an alert wirelessly to a specific person if it needs changing. The flexible integrated circuit is printed on a plastic film and transmits information — and even receives its power — wirelessly, and could potentially be manufactured for a few cents.

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The spunmelt market takes shape
Nonwovens Industry
How quickly will new capacity be absorbed? This is the question on the minds of everyone doing business in spunmelt and spunbond, a market that has seen unprecedented investment during the past five years. The combined capacity of the many new lines that have either recently come onstream or are currently under construction is estimated above 500,000 tons.
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Carbon nanotube fibers surpass fiber cables
fibre2fashion
On a pound-per-pound basis, carbon nanotube-based fibers invented at Rice University have greater capacity to carry electrical current than copper cables of the same mass, according to new research. While individual nanotubes are capable of transmitting nearly 1,000 times more current than copper, the same tubes coalesced into a fiber using other technologies fail long before reaching that capacity.
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Surat textile industry hopes for stability in Andhra Pradesh
Business Standard
Once a major market for the Surat-based synthetic textile industry, the split of Andhra Pradesh has brought down sales to the southern Indian state by almost 70 percent. According to Surat-based textile traders, currently, they are not even doing 25 percent of the normal business that they used to do with Andhra Pradesh.
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