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New markets for needlepunch nonwovens
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Needlepunch nonwoven fabrics are a popular choice for applications as varied as furniture construction and oil spill containment. Thrace-LINQ Inc., Summerville, S.C., has supplied woven and nonwoven geosynthetic technical fabrics, but is now expanding into new markets, including industrial, automotive, building materials, absorbency, furniture and bedding. More

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. more
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New nonwovens technology brightens lives without upping energy output
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Researchers at RTI International are developing a nonwovens-based technology platform for the lighting industry. Called NLITe, the technology uses polymer nanofibers to increase the reflectivity of lighting fixtures, allowing them to provide up to 40 percent more light with 0 percent less energy. This technology works in any lighting fixture, from traditional fluorescents to emerging energy efficient LED based fixtures. More

The first step to improving the quality of paper products is better paper machine operations
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The evidence is clear. Improving paper machine operations has a direct impact not only on the bottom line but alsoon the quality on finished paper products. One of the best educational opportunities to learn more about the role of improving operations and product quality is the 2012 TAPPI Paper Machine Operations Course this June 12-14. Over three information-packed days at TAPPI headquarters, paper machine operators, technicians, process engineers and other paper professionals will learn paper mill operations skills and paper product quality. More

Polymer Group, Inc. announces transformation framework to position company for future growth
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Polymer Group, Inc. recently announced it will begin implementing a new internal operating framework - realigning and repositioning its organization to consolidate the benefits of its global footprint, align resources and capabilities with future growth opportunities, and provide for a more efficient structure to serve existing markets. More

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Report: Emerging markets and increasing demand in key end-use segments drives the global textile fibers market
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The global textile industry is heterogeneous in nature, and relies upon other industries, particularly clothing and home furnishing, for its demand. Demand for textiles is a function of consumers' preference towards the consumption for apparel, home furnishings, and automotive products. The industry is largely cyclical, due to the varied nature of profit levels experienced by textile manufacturers. Additionally, the demand is also influenced by a number of demographic factors, such as growth in disposable income, consumer confidence levels, and other general economic variables. More

Boosting textile and apparel exports
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Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis met with Los Angeles apparel and textile executives to urge them to take advantage of the various free-trade agreements negotiated by the U.S. government. "Our mission in life is to grow exports that support new jobs," says Marantis. The Trans-Pacific Partnership creates a huge opportunity for U.S. apparel exporters, according to Marantis, even though it has a yarn-forward provision. More

Roller Profiles Tension Across Web

Measure web tension accurately at up to 10 points across your machine width, all on a single idler roll. Don’t let gauge band variations ruin your final product. Map a tension profile across the width of your substrate or on multiple strands simultaneously with the Segmented Tension Roll from DFE. MORE


Floor protection partners pave a fresh path
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Applications for nonwovens continue to grow as entrepreneurs carve out new niches. For TireBooties.com, a DBA of Beach Walker LLC specializing in the manufacture of floor protection products for tires and caster wheels, nonwovens have offered clear benefits over other materials. TireBooties are protective tire covers made from a 100 percent spunbound polypropylene nonwoven fabric, which is water proof and fire retardant, according to the company. More

Project report on nonwoven bags from technicaltextiles.net
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Technicaltextile.net has recently unveiled a project feasibility report on nonwoven bags. This project report contains technical and commercial aspects for existing and new entrepreneurs who are planning a foray into manufacturing of nonwoven fabric bags. More

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