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An innovation industry in new and old
Innovation in Textiles
"Arguably ... product trends (are) driving innovation – not the other way around," said President and CEO Paul LattenBasofil, LLC., at the second Converting and Bonding Conference, put on by INDA, The Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry. Latten spoke on the status of staple fibers for nonwovens, who pointed out that of the myriad of fibers available to the industry, few were really new.
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Pegas nonwovens Q1 revenues boost 17.8 percent to 58.8 million euros
Fibre2fashion
Based on unaudited results, Pegas Nonwovens SA, a leading European producer of nonwovens textiles, recorded consolidated revenues of 58.8 million euros in the first quarter 2014, up by 17.8 percent year-on-year. The year-on-year revenue growth was the result of increased sales levels of finished products on the back of production from the new production line in Egypt. In the first quarter of 2014 and 2013, the levels of inventories of finished products declined.
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Some unlikely bedfellows ...
Innovation in Textiles
What do Coca Cola, IBM, Kodak and Walt Disney have to do with the future of technical textiles? Each of these corporations – building on their rich histories of amassing intellectual property estates over the past century – appears to be stumbling onto new developments which could turn out to be hugely influential in the technical textile industry.
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Freudenberg's new nonwovens heal chronic wounds faster
Fibre2fashion
The latest product developments in advanced wound care mark a further milestone in medical nonwovens for Freudenberg Nonwovens. The company has developed nonwovens made of chitosan fibers that accelerate the healing process in the treatment of chronic wounds.
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Swiss textiles go to space
Innovation in Textiles
The German ESA astronaut Dr. Alexander Gerst took off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on May 28, bound for the International Space Station. During the six-month mission, Dr. Gerst will be responsible for almost 40 different experiments including the Spacetex project, which includes clothing physiology experiments in a weightless environment.

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US textile and apparel imports grow 3.2 percent in Q1
Fibre2fashion
The United States imported textiles and apparel worth $24.84 billion in the first three months of 2014, registering an increase of 3.2 percent over imports of $24.069 billion made in the corresponding quarter of 2013, according to the latest Major Shippers Report, released by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

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World nonwovens market demand to grow 5.3 percent annually to 2017
Green Technology News
Global demand for nonwovens is forecasted to rise 5.3 percent annually to 9.0 million metric tons in 2017. However, there is a great deal of variation among different regions and countries. Countries with well-developed manufacturing sectors and a population with relatively high personal incomes — such as the U.S., Japan and West European countries — have well-established nonwovens markets.

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Suominen introduces Biolace Skin nonwovens for home spa applications
Textile World
A Finland-based supplier of nonwovens, wet wipes and flexible packaging for consumer products debuted Biolace Skin as a part of its new home spa range of nonwoven substrates for use in cosmetic applications, including facial sheet masks, cosmetic pads, patches and exfoliation sheets.
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Bonar building new manufacturing facility in China
Specialty Fabrics Review
Low & Bonar's division Bonar, a multinational group of producers and suppliers of performance technical textiles operating worldwide, announced that it will be building a new factory at Changzhou, in the Yangtze river delta near Shanghai. The new factory will use Bonar's unique Colback technology to supply the fast growing and important carpet tile backing and automotive markets in Asia.
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Green Hygienics launches wipes sweepstakes
Nonwovens Industry
Green Hygienics launched the Clearly Herbal 'Likes for Wipes' sweepstakes at the Ontario Mills Mall in Ontario, California, the state's largest mall. The 6-month campaign is designed to introduce consumers to Clearly Herbal Baby Wipes. One sweepstakes entry will be randomly selected weekly for 10 weeks to receive a one-year supply (60 units) of Clearly Herbal Baby Wipes.
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Swiss textiles go to space
Innovation in Textiles
The German ESA astronaut Dr. Alexander Gerst took off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, Kazakhstan on May 28, bound for the International Space Station. During the six-month mission, Dr. Gerst will be responsible for almost 40 different experiments including the Spacetex project, which includes clothing physiology experiments in a weightless environment.
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