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Russian hygiene competition heats up
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Several factors have made the Russian market for nonwoven hygiene products and baby diapers an attractive investment for leading producers. These include a significant increase in local production capacities and projected sales, the steady increase in birth rates in Russia and the improvement of economic security among local consumers. More

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Japanese technical textile producers benefit from demand for reconstruction materials
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Technical textile production in Japan continued to increase in 2011 after growing substantially in the previous year, according to a report in the latest issue of Technical Textile Markets from the global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Total output was up by 3.1 percent in 2011 following an 18.7 percent jump in 2010, which came after nine consecutive years of decline. However, the jump in 2010 represented more of a correction than a recovery, having come after a 22.0 percent plunge in 2009 at the height of the global economic crisis. In the eight years prior to 2009 there had been an average decline of 5.2 percent per annum. More

Making textiles sustainable isn't as easy as it seems
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Collaboration and innovation are vital drivers for scaling sustainability in the fiber manufacturing process, says Pamela Ravasio. In sustainability, things are not always as they appear. In particular, thinking on sustainability and textiles is ripe with misconceptions, let's start by busting a few of the most common myths. More

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Energy management: Strong stuff
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Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG, Germany, a manufacturer of high-tech textiles, has been keeping an eye on its energy consumption for a long time. After installing a building management system, it invested in an integrated energy management system with which it will be able to allocate energy consumption systematically to its plant sections and pinpoint additional potential for saving energy. As those responsible for the system state, "What we can get from this is 'really strong stuff.'" More

Homework is crucial to business
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Market research is one of the important aspects for checking the viability of any business model. With effective market research, K. Lakshmi Chandrika has almost nullified the risk of her business and put her business in the growth curve within six months of launch, S.S. Enterprises, a nonwoven bag manufacturing company, which started with a mere investment of Rs.3 lakh is almost touching Rs.2.5 lakh revenues per month. More

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Air filters in Japan
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There are two types of end-use applications for air filters - one is for building air conditioning units that are used to cool offices and large stores and another is for industrial air conditioning units, used for air conditioning of cleanrooms and workshops. The combined domestic consumption of air filtration media for both end uses was about 37,000 tons in Japan last year. Demand for filtration media, both for building air conditioners and industrial air conditioners, was sluggish in 2011. More

Owen Manufacturing a part of textile industry demise
Asheville Citizen-Times    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Textile jobs, like Beacon and Charles D. Owen Manufacturing in Swannanoa, N.C., that once supported entire communities have been on the wane in Buncombe County for a generation now, but manufacturing in the mountains isn't history just yet. More

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