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Yellowstone National Park turns plastic bottles into artificial turf
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Yellowstone National Park is working with Dalton, Ga.-based Universal Textile Technologies to recycle plastic bottles generated by the park's 3.5 million annual visitors. Universal Textile is buying the recyclable plastic bottles that Yellowstone visitors discard each year and converting them into material used to manufacture carpet and synthetic turf products. Universal Textile Technologies is converting the plastic bottles into a nonwoven fleece material used to manufacture BioCel and EnviroCel sustainable backings for carpet and synthetic turf. More

Buckeye Technologies launches new flushable material
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Buckeye Technologies Inc. is launching a new material that can be used in the manufacture of moist toilet tissue products. The product, AIRspun Flushable is an airlaid nonwoven substrate unveiled during the Index11 Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. Index11 is a showcase for airlaid and fluff pulp products for the nonwovens industry. More

U by Kotex takes bland out of feminine hygiene
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U by Kotex, a bold feminine care line from Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has partnered with fashion visionary Patricia Field to give young women the opportunity to take a stand against the bland look of feminine care and inspire the category's future. Jumpstarting female creativity, the line is also now introducing color and design variety on pads and liners for the first time ever, bringing even more style to the U by Kotex line. More

Could a nappy change the way we do business?
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If manufacturers can improve their rate of production and meet retailers' (and ultimately consumers') demands, then the opportunity for growth and expansion into new markets - in the rest of Africa - would be achievable. "If business and politics work together, we'd be creating a platform for companies to expand into Africa," said MEC of Social Development in the Western Cape, Patricia de Lille at the official launch of Kimberly-Clark South Africa's new diaper asset - DISA (diaper investment in South Africa) at their factory in Epping, Cape Town recently. More

Get ready for First Defense Nasal Screens
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When Joe Moore, president and CEO of First Defense Nasal Screens had a severe allergy attack while driving on the highway, he was sneezing so much that he was almost in an accident with a semi trailer. Fortunately, he was able to safely drive to the side of the road. When he pulled over, he noticed dust particles in the sunlight and a light bulb went off. He decided right then that he was going to create a nasal screen for allergies. After conducting research and making prototypes, Moore developed a polypropylene filter with an adhesive called First Defense Nasal Screens. More

NTC to push up technical textiles
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National Textile Corporation is gearing up to take advantage of the growing demand for technical textiles within the country. Recently, it announced an investment of Rs 4.25 billion in a technical textiles joint venture to meet the fast growing demand in health care and infrastructure sectors. More

Fabric, adhesive styles make presentations easier
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Posters will pack the CUB ballroom for the annual Academic Showcase. And some of the posters will be the new fabric ones offered by the Biomedical Communications Unit in the College of Veterinary Medicine. The nonwoven, foldable, crease proof fabric posters can be packed in luggage. This does away with the need for carrying a poster tube or a large rigid board when traveling to make a presentation. More

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Nonwovens innovations from Dow
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In a series of new developments for the nonwovens industry, Dow Chemicals has manufactured a range of ultra-low formaldehyde binders for use in disposable and re-usable nonwoven applications. The Primal Econext 110, 210 and 230 range of water-based acrylic binders are intended for formaldehyde sensitive products such as wipes, baby and adult diapers, hospital underpads, medical packaging, drapes, gowns and facemasks. More

Power sources get flexible
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U.S. scientists have designed an ultra-thin, flexible battery with the highest charge capacity reported for thin film cells. The battery can also be charged at a lower voltage than lithium ion batteries. Flexible batteries offer advantages over more rigid systems as they can be incorporated into many modern devices, from powering up limb prostheses to detection systems for cracks and strains in concrete structures, for example. The team made the cathode by blending RuO2·nH2O nanoparticles and activated carbon with a supporting electrolyte made of zinc and ammonium chloride, and a perfluorinated polymer binder. More

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