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Suominen increases nonwovens production capacity
Nonwovens Industry
On the heels of Suominen's announcement to sell its wet wipes business unit, Codi Wipes, to Value Enhancement Partners, the global leader in nonwovens for wipes, says it will invest approximately €2.5 million in capacity expansion at one of its assets at the Windsor Locks plant in Connecticut, U.S. The investment increases Suominen's capacity to produce value added nonwovens products, particularly for the growing segment of flushable products.
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Owens Corning to create new $130 million campus designed for glass nonwoven markets
Owens Corning, a global producer of glass fiber reinforcements for composite systems and residential and commercial building materials, has announced a $130 million investment in North America to expand its global glass nonwovens business. The new facility will house a state-of-the-art manufacturing line, coating capability, and research and development activities, with future expansion options.
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Propex consolidates geotextile manufacturing
Geosynthetics magazine
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based Propex Operating Co. LLC has announced plans to consolidate its woven geotextile facilities in southern Georgia. During the next six months, the company's 1 million-square-foot Nashville, Ga. plant, located north of Valdosta, will shut down, transferring most of its woven geotextile capacity to Propex's Hazlehurst, Ga. facility, southwest of Vidalia.
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French textile machinery builders reach record sales in 2013
Innovation in Textiles
The French Textile Machinery Manufacturers Association President Bruno Ameline and the Secretary General Evelyne Cholet report on the state of the French textile machinery manufacturers. UCMTF comprises 30 specialty textile machinery manufacturers, often leaders on their specific markets. Their total annual consolidated turnover of 1 billion Euros (1.3 billion USD) makes France the sixth largest textile machinery exporter and they are particularly strong in long fibre spinning, yarn twisting and texturing, heat setting, Jacquard and dobbies, dyeing, nonwoven and recycling processes.
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Paper and nonwovens? What a flushable idea!
Textile World Magazine
On June 13, 2013, Techtextil, the International Trade Fair for the Technical Textiles and Nonwovens Industries, closed its doors reporting overwhelming success. According to the organizers, some 1,652 exhibitors from 56 nations presented their products, ideas and visions for the future and the ongoing growth of technical textiles and nonwovens.
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    Wipes continue to expand (Nonwovens Industry)
French textile machinery demand shifts to China and India (Fibre2fashion)
Fiber makers offer sustainable solutions (Nonwovens Industry)
Nonwoven, canvas models drive 'green' promotional tote bags supply (Global Sources)
Reaching millennials through packaging (Packaging World)

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Middle East, states of flux
Nonwovens Industry
The Middle East is a region of great diversity and is also undergoing something of a period of transition, both socially and culturally. The Arab Spring is the most obvious expression of this, but much of this 'revolutionary' activity has occurred on the periphery and has had a less clear and indeed critical impact on the core Gulf states.
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Polymer Group names Joel Hackney as new CEO
Charlotte Business Journal
J. Joel Hackney Jr. has been named CEO of Polymer Group Inc., succeeding the retiring Veronica "Ronee" Hagen. Hackney assumed the post June 19. Hagen will remain a member of the Charlotte, N.C.-based manfacturer's board of directors.
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Recycled nonwoven fabric acts as long-term weed killer
ThomasNet Industrial News Room
Made with repurposed materials, GGT W.K WEED KILLER is landscaping weed control fabric that delivers 20 plus years of weed-free flower beds and gardens. This nonwoven weed barrier, commonly used under walkways and driveways, is also used in walkways and retaining wall projects for materials separation and soil retention.
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