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More businesses exporting 'Made in USA' again
CNBC
One bet on the economy is that American manufacturing is staging a comeback. With labor costs rising in China, U.S. companies are taking a second look at operations and incorporating more domestic production. Now in a twist on "Made in USA" and the larger reshoring movement, more small to mid-sized U.S. businesses are making and exporting goods as part of their growth strategy.
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BMW, SGL to triple carbon fiber production capacity
TechnologyTell
Carbon fiber is increasingly becoming a highly sought construction material in automobiles — and you'd better believe BMW Group and SGL Group know it. That's why they're getting ready to triple carbon fiber production capacity at the BMW and SGL joint venture plant in Moses Lake, Washington.
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Freudenberg's Evolon certified by France UV Standard 801
Nonwovens Industry
As doctors record a significant increase in the number of skin cancers and call for better prevention, performance textile manufacturer Freudenberg offers a solution with its microfilament textile Evolon. Evolon has been granted Ultraviolet Protection Factor of 80, the highest value of the demanding "UV Standard 801," for different variants of the fabric. UV Standard 801 is the only standard to verify the durability of UV protection in real-life heavy use conditions.
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3-D printing for medical applications: An alternative to conventional casts
Innovation in Textiles
Jake Evill, a multidisciplinary designer recently graduated from the Architecture and Design faculty at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, came up with a technology that could replace the conventional orthopaedic cast, improving on properties such as comfort, wearing ease and setting time.
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Medline forms new retail consumer division
Nonwovens Industry
Recognizing the changing healthcare landscape and the needs of today’s consumer, Medline Industries, Inc., formed a new retail consumer division to manage and expand its fast-growing retail consumer business. Mark Scott has been appointed as president to lead the new division.
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Absorber Systems improve technical textiles laser welding
Fibre2fashion
As part of the research project "Absorber systems for the laser welding of textiles," scientists at the Hohenstein Institute and the DWI Leibnitz Institute for Interactive Materials have developed new absorber systems for laser welding technical textiles in the infrared spectrum. The researchers have already used them to weld all kinds of different textile materials.
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More businesses exporting 'Made in USA' again
CNBC
One bet on the economy is that American manufacturing is staging a comeback. With labor costs rising in China, U.S. companies are taking a second look at operations and incorporating more domestic production. Now in a twist on "Made in USA" and the larger reshoring movement, more small to mid-sized U.S. businesses are making and exporting goods as part of their growth strategy.

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US production costs catching up with China
Los Angeles Times
Another win for the made-in-America movement: A new report found that U.S. manufacturing in the past decade has become much more competitive compared with low-cost manufacturing rivals. U.S. factories can make goods at the same cost or even cheaper than those made in Eastern Europe, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. And it is now less than 5 percent cheaper to make goods in China compared with the U.S.

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Indian textile company to relocate operations in US, invest $40 million
The Hindu Business Line
An India-based textile company has announced it will invest $40 million in North Carolina for relocation of its operations, which would create as many as 84 new jobs in the next two years. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory recently announced that Shri Govindaraja Textiles, which is a part of the Jayavilas Group in Aruppukottai, Tamil Nadu, will be locating its textile operations in North Carolina's Rockingham County.

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Lycra bio-derived spandex introduced
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Invista, one of the largest integrated producers of polymers and fibers, and owner of the Lycra brand, has introduced the only commercial offering of a bio-derived spandex available globally and for use in a wide variety of apparel fabrics and garments. Arnaud Tandonnet, Invista Apparel Global Sustainability Director, said: "We are very aware that sustainability topics are becoming increasingly important in the textile and apparel value chain, with growing awareness and building education on the subject at the consumer, brand/retail and mill level."
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Vietnam's Ministry ratifies textile industry plan 2020
Fibre2fashion
Vietnam's Ministry of Industry and Trade has ratified the textile and garment industry development plan 2020, with a vision for 2030, reports Viet Nam News. Under the textile and garment industry development plan, the Ministry aims to achieve 55 percent localization rate by 2015, i.e., about 55 percent of the raw material used in making the final product would be made in Vietnam. This localization rate is expected to increase to 65 percent by 2020, and to 70 percent by 2030.
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