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Not too late to register for NETInc Innovative Nonwovens Conference
You still have time to register for NETInc Innovative Nonwovens Conference, taking place April 29-May 1, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. NETInc is only technical conference developed by engineers and technologists to help you understand the innovation behind the science and how it impacts the market and a rare opportunity for you to learn and network among your peers.

The Complete Program is now available and includes topics such as: Nanotechnology, Binders and Additives, Building Sciences, Health Care and Medical Applications for Nonwovens, Manufacturing Technology, Process Management Technology and an Intro to Nonwovens Tutorial.

With several focused tracks, NETInc offers peer reviewed papers, expert speakers, and exclusive networking opportunities. NETInc participants can also enjoy the full PaperCon program and exhibits, Tissue360 Forum, RPTA P-T Seminar and the OpEx Reliability Workshop with their registration. Learn more about NETInc.
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Nanosilver in textiles - friend or foe?
Silver has been used as biocide for medical purposes since the 1930s. Today nanometric size silver particles are used to prevent unpleasant odour caused by bacteria in sport shirts or socks. "Nanosilver can be applied in lower quantities than other antimicrobials and hence has advantages regarding resource use and environmental loads," Tobias Walser tells
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Ecofriendly filters on the horizon
Recyclability and solid waste issues will pave way for air filters from compostable and ecofriendly materials. Speaking at the AATCC's international conference in Greenville, Dr. Gajanan Bhat, Director of the Nonwovens Research Laboratory at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville highlighted the need for sub-micron size filters made from earth friendly materials.
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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.

Belarus makes knitting yarns from bioflax
Knitty Industry
Researchers in Minsk, Belarus say they have developed a unique technology which enables them to make knitting yarn from the bast fiber flax. The technology is said to allow the manufacture of flax based yarns which are nearly half the thickness of yarns currently being used by knitwear manufacturers in Belarus and other CIS states. The technology is patented in these territories.
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TAPPI Reach-In Chamber

The Parameter Series 7911 40 cu. ft. is specifically designed for accurate humidity and temperature control for TAPPI applications. This test chamber is designed to accurately produce the conditions required for applications such as stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC, and vapor transmission.

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Porex launches PTFE sheet in US
Plastics News
Porex Corp. of Fairburn, Ga., has developed a line of four specialty porous polytetrafluoroethylene sheets now in use in Europe and entering the U.S. market. The material addresses the need for combating the rising costs of health care-associated infections, said Rusty Martin, Porex global director of advanced solutions.
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Domtar rewrites rules for paper and pulp production (GreenBiz)
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Mattex Geosynthetics pushes into nonwovens
Nonwovens Industry
Geosynthetic textiles are polymer fabrics typically used in the construction industry in applications such as roads, drains and other civil engineering projects. They are gaining favor on the job site because of their ability to save money by reducing construction time, material costs and costs for maintaining structures. These fabrics' ability to improve the productivity of roads and pavements, tunnels and highways across the globe also drives growth in the market.
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Control Tension the Easy Way

With its easy-to-navigate graphic user interface, the SteadyWeb™5 Tension Controller will have your machine operators maintaining the right tension for your web process in no time.
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Asia to drive growth within the geotextiles industry
The geotextiles market has been estimated to increase at a compound annual growth rate of approximately 11 percent over the next five years, rising from a valuation of $3.8 billion recorded in 2012, to hit a market value of $6.3 billion by the end of 2017, as per Companies and Markets.
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Rollprint investing $1.25 million in new pouch line
Plastics News
Rollprint Packaging Inc. is investing $1.25 million in a multi-configuration pouch manufacturing line to make products primarily for sterile medical applications. The Ritemed 900 CHB machine from Water Line SA of Mezzovico, Switzerland, will be installed in Rollprint's Addison clean room and be operational by the end of the year.
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Lenzing Group new sustainability report
The Lenzing Group has published a new report on its activities pertaining to the issue of sustainability entitled "Focus Sustainability - Taking Responsibility for Our Business." The report focuses on fibers, the core segment of the Lenzing Group, which accounts for 90 percent of consolidated sales. For the first time, the contents of the report are geared to the standards contained in the Global Reporting Initiative. In Lenzing's view it fulfills the requirements of Application Level B in accordance with GRI requirements. The new report is based on figures and information from the 2011 financial year and in part from 2012.
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