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P&G continues to grow amid challenges
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Although its reported 5 percent broadbased growth across the bulk of its brands and in all of its geographical areas, Procter & Gamble continues to face a number of challenges, executives told investors recently. Among these are slower than expected growth in developed markets, increasing commodity costs and supply shortages in several categories, particularly of some new product introductions. More

Japan: Technical textile industry surges
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Man-made fiber and technical textile production in Japan rose in 2010 for the first time in ten years - and could continue to climb in the foreseeable future as demand for reconstruction materials surges following the earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-east of the country in March. On the negative side, the technical textile industry is likely to suffer from lower demand for materials for the Japanese automotive industry as a result of a sharp fall in car production since the earthquake. More

Toray to produce nonwoven materials for diapers in Indonesia
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Toray Industries Inc. said recently it plans to manufacture polypropylene spunbond in Indonesia as demand for the nonwoven material used in disposable diapers grows. The textile giant will invest to build a plant in Tangerang, Indonesia, located west of Jakarta, at a site it already occupies. Groundbreaking on the new plant is scheduled for around January 2012 with operations to start in June 2013. More

New, glittery feminine products introduces menstruation to tweens
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It's a proven fact that girls are getting their periods as young as 7 years old, as detailed in last year's Pediatrics journal, and both mom and daughter might not feel ready for such a life-changing event. In order to help with the transition, Kotex has created a new line of pads and panty liners designed to fit a tween. More

Glatfelter reports strong first quarter
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Higher product pricing and sales of specialty paper drove strong earnings for Glatfelter in the first three months of the year. The Spring Grove, Penn.-based company's specialty paper sector - which produces paper for products such as notecards, post-it notes and envelopes - posted a 6 percent, or $12.8 million, increase in net sales compared to one year ago. Advanced airlaid materials, which includes feminine hygiene products and food packaging, also saw a jump. More

3M re-launches filtration system
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3M is re-launching its filtration system designed for applications including industrial, chemical/petrochemical, food and beverage water quality control, reverse osmosis pre-filtration and process water in electronics and pharmaceuticals. The system now offers greater water flow rates and an improved performance, 3M says. More

SCA launches gender-specific underwear
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In April, SCA launched gender-specific protective underwear through its Tena adult incontinence line, creating a new niche in the adult incontinence care market. "It is a totally new approach to the category. We will be first in Europe to introduce this concept to the market," said Katrin Rosenbichler, European marketing manager at SCA. "The launch of new gender-specific Tena Protective Underwear will clearly differentiate us from our competitors." More

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Going green?
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Being an eco-friendly parent is nothing new for moms like Meg Barge. She often purees her 7-month-old daughter's food and has used cloth diapers instead of the disposable ones. She knows from firsthand experience that the green lifestyle can be an obtainable but occasionally lofty ideal. Cloth diapers seem to be making the most significant comeback for environmental and economical reasons. More

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