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Nanofiber smartphone sensor detects diabetes, lung cancer
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology via Diabetes in Control
Technology advancements will soon allow smartphones or tablet PCs to function as portable real time breath testers that can detect serious disease such as diabetes or lung cancer. A metal oxide nanofiber chemiresistive gas sensor can be plugged into smart devices and simply breathed into.
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Report: Rising birth rates in developing countries stimulate diaper sales
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Baby Disposable Diapers markets. Driven by the promising potential in under-penetrated developing economies, global market for Baby Disposable Diapers is projected to reach $61.2 billion by 2018.
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  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.

Dystar debuts new technical textile solution at Techtextil
DyStar presented a variety of new, innovative solutions for the different segments of the technical textile industry at its recent Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany. The world’s leading nonwovens and technical textiles fair recorded about 40,000 visitors from all over the world and was sold out with 1,250 exhibitors.
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Make plans to attend Building Science Committee's Fall Meeting
The Building Sciences Committee has designed a strong technical program for production managers and engineers to provide firsthand knowledge to improve their fiberglass mat process with practical production-targeted papers. This year’s program will include papers on: Process Variation Reduction, Glass Sizing Basics, Burner Safety and Efficiency, Biological Treatment Case Study, Operator and Mechanical Training to Enhance Operational Effectiveness, and IT Systems to Manage Roll Goods and Reduce Waste. We are pleased that Tim Worms of 3M will return by popular demand to present his updated Roofing Market Overview and Forecast. The meeting will be Sept. 18-20 at the Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fl. Click here for more information.
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Flushable disinfecting wipes causing headaches for city utilities
St. Cloud Times
They are touted as disposable, biodegradable and even flushable. The products appeal to consumers in part because of manufacturers’ claims that they can be conveniently flushed down the toilet. But their cloth-like material doesn’t break down in the sanitary sewer system like toilet paper, and can block sewer lines, clog equipment and increase cities’ maintenance and repair costs.
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TAPPI Control Rooms & Conditioners

Parameter Generation & Control manufactures control rooms specifically designed for accurate humidity and temperature control for TAPPI applications. Our designs accurately produce the conditions required for stability studies, package testing, TAPPI, MIL-SPEC and vapor transmission.

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AATCC launches website to help textile sector employers
In response to the growing need for qualified leads on both sides of the intern hiring desk, AATCC is now offering the Student Intern JobSite, which lists openings for both undergraduate students and graduate students seeking internships in the textile industry. The Student Intern JobSite is located on the AATCC website.
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Are Jessica Alba's trendy diapers really safer than other brands?
Super-absorbent diapers are a fantastic invention, saving parents hours upon hours of time, laundry loads, and stinky clean-ups. (Just ask your grandparents.) But they’re also the source of much controversy and angst. Baby Dry or Cruisers? Eco-friendly or regular? Pull-ups or unassembled? To make matters more complicated, now there’s Honest, a diaper and baby product company founded by actress Jessica Alba in 2012, which claims that it makes “safer” diapers.
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TrueView™ Web Tension Indicator

Take a look at TrueView, a compact, low-cost tension amplifier and display for flexible packaging printers and converters. TrueView’s Quik-Cal feature allows fast, easy setup out of the box and stable, drift-free output for long-term accuracy.
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INDA, EDANA launch new flushability guidelines
Nonwovens Industry
At the World of Wipes conference, INDA, along with EDANA, through a joint advisory task force, introduced a third edition guidance document for assessing the flushability of nonwoven disposable products. INDA and EDANA released the first set of guidelines in 2008 and updated in 2009. Since then, the associations have been collaborating with the wastewater industry to advance the shared objective of reducing the amount of non-flushable material in the wastewater stream.
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Martex Fiber acquires textile waste recycler
Nonwovens Industry
Martex Fiber Southern Corp. has completed an add-on acquisition of JBM Fibers, a shoddy (recycled fiber) manufacturing business in Brownsville, Texas. JBM is a major regional player in the post-consumer textile waste industry, providing recycled textile products to a diversified customer base nationwide.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Paper and nonwovens? What a flushable idea! (Textile World Magazine)
Owens Corning to create new $130 million campus designed for glass nonwoven markets (Benzinga)
Suominen increases nonwovens production capacity (Nonwovens Industry)
Recycled nonwoven fabric acts as long-term weed killer (ThomasNet Industrial News Room)
Propex consolidates geotextile manufacturing (Geosynthetics magazine)
Middle East, states of flux (Nonwovens Industry)

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