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Reclaiming the US textile industry
Specialty Fabrics Review
After years of struggles, there's optimism in the U.S. textile industry. The recent recession took its toll, but growth was already flagging from increased off-shore production and a shrinking skilled workforce, among other things. While the textile industry is many faceted and complex, it's safe to say that overall, the industry is looking up.
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Healthwick Canada introduces SoSecure swim diapers
Digital Journal
Direct-to-home retailer Healthwick Canada welcomed a new line of swim diapers to their extensive offering of incontinence products this month. SoSecure by Discovery Trekking, a Canadian brand based out of Vancouver, provides a diaper-style solution for those looking for a waterproof and reusable product to assist with leisure activities while managing incontinence.
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TIDI: Ethiopian textile exports are growing
Fibre2Fashion
The earnings from exports of textiles and apparel by Ethiopia have been growing during the implementation of the Government’s Growth and Transformation Plan (GTP), the Textiles Industry Development Institute (TIDI) of Ethiopia has said.
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Scientists investigate heat transfer in car seats for smart alternatives
Innovation in Textiles
The government hopes that by 2020 there will be 20 million electric cars on Germany's roads. However, to make electric vehicles attractive to large parts of the population, one of the aspects that needs to be improved is their range, according to the Hohenstein Institute. The key to this, researchers believe, is intelligent energy management, and this includes not only the drive technology and construction of the vehicle but also energy guzzlers, such as the air conditioning and interior heating systems.
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US Manufacturing: A baker's dozen facts
Industry Week
On behalf of Manufacturing Day 2014, here are 13 facts about the state of American Manufacturing (Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Small Business Administration, Brookings Institution, U.S. Department of Energy, The White House, Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute).
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Scientists investigate heat transfer in car seats for smart alternatives
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The government hopes that by 2020 there will be 20 million electric cars on Germany's roads. However, to make electric vehicles attractive to large parts of the population, one of the aspects that needs to be improved is their range.

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Job-hungry India launches manufacturing campaign
The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report
Flanked by some of India's wealthiest businessmen, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a campaign to entice investment and promote the country as the world's next cheap labor economy.

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Diamond Wipes launches facial sheet wipe
NONWOVENS INDUSTRY
Diamond Wipes, major manufacturer of private label and contract packaging wet wipes, announced the launch of facial sheet mask services available now to beauty and personal care brand owners and marketers.

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FILTREX Europe reinforces bright future of nonwoven filter media
Innovation in Textiles
EDANA, the international association supporting the nonwovens and related industries, closed the 2014 FILTREX conference on nonwoven filter media, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the conference. With more than 160 delegates, this 6th edition focused on automotive applications, innovation in filter media, indoor air quality, and measuring and testing methods.
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Today's tents and fabric structures become key contributors to memorable events
Specialty Fabrics Review
"Give me something different." It's a request event planners have been fielding much more often. Although it’s always been desirable that tents should make a good first impression — after all, an aesthetically unappealing tent would hardly set the right tone for any event — in the past, once this basic requirement was met, their primary job was providing shelter, and doing so safely. But these days, more is being asked of tents and fabric structures, especially for higher-end events.
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Financial supply chain vital in global textile sourcing
Fibre2Fashion
"Financial supply chain has proven to be a winning solution in global sourcing of textiles and garments as buyers are relieved of risk and cost and suppliers have access to capital they need to run their business," a top honcho of a cloud based supply chain platform provider told fibre2fashion. He said, "Financial supply chain refers to capital and liquidity across the supply chain. A growing number of companies are recognizing the supplier-related risks that stem from capital constraints. For a long time, suppliers were being beaten down on price and payment terms."
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Linz Textil invests in cutting edge cotton spinning for premium yarns
Innovation in Textiles
Linz Textil, Europe's leading manufacturer of yarn and textile fabrics, is building a new cotton-spinning mill in Landeck for producing very fine premium yarns that is expected to be put into operation in mid-2015. Schlafhorst, a leader in the production of staple fiber yarns and a textile machinery manufacturer, was awarded the contract for fitting out the new plant with a tailor-made, interlinked solution.
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