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US nonwovens demand to rise 5.6 percent annually through 2016
PR Newswire
U.S. demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.6 percent per year to $7.4 billion in 2016, benefiting from an acceleration in area demand. In area terms, demand for nonwovens is expected to climb 2.2 percent per year to 34.3 billion square yards. Renewed economic growth, along with rising manufacturing output and rebounding construction activity, will provide opportunities for nonwovens.
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Booming US market
Textile World Magazine
Some people may think that this cannot be true: How is it possible that the United States is having a boom in textiles? There is an array of reasons, and a few of them are important for the U.S. textile industry.
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  Improved Sustainability through Water Re-Use
Enhance your on-site wastewater treatment. Systems from Layne provide clean, re-useable water supplies from your waste stream. Improve plant performance while reducing energy use and discharge. Layne’s membrane bioreactors are available as complete systems or as retro-fits to your existing biological treatment system.

China's growing desire for green products
Nonwovens Industry
A new survey released by DuPont revealed a growing understanding of green products among urban Chinese consumers. Seventy percent of these consumers expressed confidence in the environmental claims of green products. The findings reflect the potential for green products in the world's largest consumer market and how this demand could help China meet its sustainability targets.
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TAPPI Reach-In Chamber

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Softness, Stiffness & Elasticity Testing

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What P&G learned from the diaper wars
Fast Company
Back in the late 1950s, a P&G chemist named Vic Mills had a profound dislike for cleaning his grandson's cloth diapers; he was convinced there had to be a better way and began studying the nascent disposable-diaper product segment, which then represented less than 1 percent of the billions of diaper changes in the United States every year.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    J&J looks to sell US feminine hygiene business (Reuters via PEHub)
Equipment review: Hygiene machinery (Nonwovens Industry)
SCA posts profit as Georgia-Pacific deal boosts sales (Bloomberg)
Textiles 2013: The turnaround continues (Textile World Magazine)
Why is the government dithering over a plastic bag charge in England? (The Guardian)

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Pegas Nonwovens is starting the initial commissioning process for its Egyptian production line
Nonwovens Industry
Pegas Nonwovens has reported progress on its Egyptian production plant project. The company says assembly of the production technology has been completed and the plant is connected to the power grid. Work has now begun on the initial commissioning of the production line, where all its functions will be tested and fine tuned.
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Biomedical structures, modified polymer components join forces
Textile World Magazine
Warwick, R.I.-based Biomedical Structures LLC and Sunnyvale, Calif.-based Modified Polymer Components have merged with the aim of providing a complete range of value-added offerings to medical device original equipment manufacturers. Boston-based Ampersand Capital Partners will be the majority shareholder in the merged company. For the time being, the two companies will continue to operate under their respective names and retain their separate headquarters.
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Momentive Specialty Chemicals to raise dispersion polymer prices for adhesive, textiles, nonwovens and other specialty markets in North America
Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. recently announced that it will increase the prices in the United States and Canada for all of its acrylic, styrene acrylic, vinyl acrylic and other polymers used in the adhesives, textiles, nonwovens and other specialty markets by 5 - 8 cents per wet pound. This pricing action is effective Feb. 1, 2013, or as contracts allow, and it is driven by significant increases in raw material costs over the last several months, most notably for propylene, benzene, styrene, surfactants and acrylic monomers.
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