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India's technical textiles mission and its significance
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After a few years in discussion and making, India Government on Jan. 20 officially launched Technological Mission on Technical Textiles (TMTT) in an event jointly organized by the Ministry of Textiles and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi. This national program puts India on a pedestal as to my understanding no other country has created such a nationally significant mission to boost the growth of value-added textiles. This national project is mission oriented and is aimed at imparting practical knowledge in specialty textiles and provides marketing support for entrepreneurs. More

Johns Manville's StabilStrand EW 160 C debuts
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StabilStrandEW 160 C is qualified as underlay especially for DPL processes and meets small ball impact of 20 N and large ball impact of > 1000 mm. These impact performance can be compared to the data of a HPL-composite. StabilStrand EW 160 C protects the particle boards against mechanical damagesand stabilizes the edges. More

SRF profits soar 350 percent
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Indian manufacturer of technical textiles and industrial yarns, SRF Ltd achieved profits after tax of $37 million during the third quarter of 2010/2011, an increase of 350 percent compared with the same period last year. The company's revenue during the third quarter rose by 72 percent to $183 million against $106 million in 2009. More

Tips on improving your green footprint
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A former executive at Kimberly-Clark, Ken Strassner is principal of Strassner Consulting, LLC. His work involves development of sustainability strategy for consumer products and firms. Nonwovens Industry called upon Strassner to glean insights about the growing trend of sustainability in nonwovens. More

Alexium introduces Cleanshell™ textile treatment process
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Greer, S.C.-based Alexium Inc. - a wholly owned subsidiary of Australia-based Alexium International Group Ltd., a holder of proprietary patent applications for Reactive Surface Treatment (RST) technology - is launching Cleanshell™, an advanced process for water- and oil-repellent treatment of textiles. Based on RST technology, which uses microwave technology to apply the textile treatment rapidly and energy-efficiently, the process involves encapsulation of a fabric's fibers with a nanoscopic coating to protect the entire fabric. More

Do reusable shopping bags contain excessive amounts of lead?
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Beware the toxins hiding in your shopping bags. First a study from the Environmental Working Group revealed that the toxin BPA is present on store receipts from popular retailers, and now the Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) has released lab results allegedly showing that excessive amounts of lead are present in shopping bags from chains including CVS, Safeway, Staples and Walgreens. More

NSC Nonwoven & Skaps form partnership
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Skaps Industries, 335 Athena Drive in Athens, Ga., which is a leader in the fabrication of geosynthetic and nonwoven drainage products for environmental and civil use in the U.S. and abroad, has contracted NSC Nonwoven to provide their equipment for a needle punching line providing geotextiles and other products to their markets. The decision to purchase this line is based on a continual growth for Skaps and is the second from NSC within the last three years. More

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Blackstone completes acquisition of Polymer Group Inc.
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Scorpio Acquisition Corp., an affiliate of Blackstone Capital Partners, has completed its previously announced acquisition of Polymer Group Inc. (PGI). The transaction helps continue to position PGI as a leader in the nonwovens industry. PGI's chief executive officer, Veronica (Ronee) M. Hagen, stated, "Blackstone is committed to supporting our strategy of continued growth and investment in proprietary capabilities in our markets around the globe." More

Owens Corning introduces formaldehyde-free insulation
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Owens Corning has introduced what the company believes will be a game-changing product in insulation with its EcoTouch insulation that uses a plant-based binder - instead of formaldehyde - to hold the batt of insulation together. It is yet another initiative by companies to switch to plant-based materials that reduce the use of petroleum-based chemicals. More

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