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Companies rush to resume production in wake of Japanese earthquake and tsunami
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Many nonwovens producers and hygiene companies in Japan have been rushing to restore their production and distribution in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the Tohoku and Kanto regions March 11. After confirming that their employees were safe, companies didn’t waste any time coming to the aid of their fellow citizens. Some companies made financial donations while others provided hygiene supplies to help the victims in dire need following the earthquake. More



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TENA debuts new niche innerwear in adult incontinence
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As from April Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget SCA TENA brand will launch one of its most important innovations as of yet - the gender specific pant. TENA will then pave way for an entirely new niche in the Adult Incontinence Care Market, Protective Underwear, which will make life a lot easier for its consumers. More

Wound healing with cotton candy-like glass fiber
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A revolutionary cottony glass material that Missouri University researchers have developed is set to take on hard-to-heal open wounds. The material - a nanofiber borate glass - could become a source of relief for diabetics fighting infections. More



Japan's technical textile industry growing again after years of decline
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Manmade fiber and technical textile production in Japan increased in 2010 for the first time in several years - and could increase again in the coming years as demand for materials for reconstruction surges following the earthquake and tsunami in March 2011. 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

China's latest Five Year Plan a boost for Costin
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In line with the Chinese government's Twelfth Five Year Plan, which is encouraging the green economy and will enable new recycled materials to become a key industry, Hong Kong-headquartered Costin New Materials is to vastly increase its capacity for both recycled fibers and nonwovens, and is also exploring new applications in composites. More

High temperature glue for aerospace applications
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In many applications deployment of adhesives is growing. Adhesives are advantageous for joining thin or dissimilar materials, minimizing weight, and when a vibration dampening joint is needed. Thus, in aeronautical applications, adhesive bonding techniques have been extensively and successfully used during the last decades. More

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MicroCool Surgical Gown meets AAMI Level 4 requirements
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Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces that it has been cleared by the Food and Drug Administration to market its MicroCool* Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown as meeting the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation Level 4 Standard for liquid barrier protection. The AAMI Standard is a system of liquid barrier performance classification for protective apparel. The gown, featuring the updated labeling, is expected to be available in select locations beginning this month and to the complete market by the end of this year. More

Providencia volumes up 7.1 percent
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Brazilian nonwovens producer Companhia Providencia reported 7.1 percent growth in sales volume to 20,000 tons during the first quarter of 2011. For the first time, the company's U.S. operation contributed to the results, adding 492,000 tons as it continues to ramp up. More
 

 
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