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Strong market potential in Asia
Specialty Fabrics Review    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The textile industry sector in many Asian countries plays an important role in their national industrial output and constitutes a notable share of their gross national products. For years, the textile industry in many parts of Asia has been associated mainly with the production of apparel and household textiles produced for regional and global markets. Comparatively low costs and high paybacks for production of these commodity goods have had a positive effect on business growth and strong export potential. More

Body wipes offered a sporting chance for success
Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Jim Bahcall isn't out to save the world. But he is trying to make it more convenient. The Marquette University dental professor and entrepreneur is the creator of Paper Shower, a handy body-wipe and towel for those times a real shower isn't available. It's more than just a wet wipe, Bahcall says, it's a "shower-in-a-pack." More

UK environmental study backs PE carrier bags
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The U.K. government's Environment Agency has released a long-awaited report that says single-use polyethylene grocery bags have a lower carbon footprint than alternative paper or reusable bags in most usage scenarios. The report was released this week after a Feb. 20 article in the U.K. newspaper Independent alleged that the U.K. government was suppressing its findings. The Environment Agency claimed the report was in the process of peer-review. More

Excise duty on automatic looms a disincentive
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New entrants to the 2.3 million units strong powerloom industry in might find a disincentive in the imposition of 5 percent excise duty on automatic looms and projectile looms, say industry experts. According to Confederation of Indian Textile Industry, the move would mean additional duty burden for machinery industry, fabric manufacturers including decentralized powerlooms. More

Fibertex negotiates buyout of a 85 percent stake in Tharreau
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Fibertex Nonwovens, a wholly owned subsidiary of Schouw & Co., has entered into exclusive negotiations with the principal shareholder of Tharreau Industries, a French manufacturer of nonwovens, to acquire 85 percent of the shares in the company. More

Plastic bags aren't that bad for environment, study finds
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A new study shows that plastic bags aren't as bad for the environment as previously thought. The Environment Agency, the leading public organization to protect and improve the environment in England and Wales, studied the effects of different carrier bags to see what the carbon footprint of each is. Depending on how many times the bags are reused, they may not be better for the environment than plastic ones. More

Tailor-made solutions sought and found
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The market in technical textiles has been a growth market for years and includes many niche segments related to individual applications. Every day sees the constant emergence of new groups of products thanks to tailor-made fibers, new processing technologies and ultra-modern textile machinery. More

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Mexico: Textile and clothing sector sees growth in 2010
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Mexico's textile and clothing sector has reported a 6 percent rise in output in 2010, thanks to a combination of higher domestic sales, exports and increased investment - all of which have combined to lift production to the highest level for a decade. According to data from the National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics, the production of textile inputs - which includes yarns, fabrics, nonwovens and textile finishing - rose by 8.8 percent. This was followed by garments (up 5.2 percent) and textile products (up 4.7 percent). More

First device to prevent hemorrhoids during vaginal birth given FDA approval
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Natural child birth is famous for the vaginal pain women experience, but it ain't no joke that the anus is also subject to a good deal of force in the process. That is why around a quarter of vaginal births result in hemorrhoids, something you really don't want to be dealing with when you just had a baby. The rigid polymer base is manufactured from medical grade polycarbonate. The centrally located cushioning pad is made of a laminate of medical grade polyester nonwoven tape and medical grade polyethylene foam tape. More

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