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Pampers Cruisers get upgrade
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Procter & Gamble’s Pampers Cruisers, with several new product features, are now available at retailers nationwide. The redesigned diaper features include: improved softness, a 20 percent longer absorbent patch and new Sesame Street designs. This year’s refreshed Pampers’ features are the result of customer feedback, according to executives. More

Innovative Nonwovens Conference in Atlanta
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Recognizing the need for a professional association dedicated to the increasingly dynamic nonwovens industry, TAPPI has created NET — the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division in April 2009. Formerly known as TAPPI's Nonwovens Division, NET reflects an expanding emphasis on connecting a broad community of individuals who are focused on advancing nonwovens science through peer-reviewed papers, conferences, workshops and other collaborative activities. Unlike other nonwovens events, TAPPI's NET Division has developed a conference that has content created for and by individuals in the industry. The peer-review process means you will be hearing the latest and greatest from the best in the industry. More

JNC explores nano technology
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JNC, a subsidiary of Chisso Corporation and maker of spunbond and thermal bonded nonwovens, is exploring the possibility of commercializing nano-fiber nonwovens. JNC makes the nano-fiber nonwovens, which are marketed under the Elfa brand name, through an electrospinning process. More

Proteus receives patent for ingestible sensor
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Proteus Biomedical announced recently that it has received a patent for its ingestible biomedical sensor — what the company has referred to as "intelligent medicine" in the past and what many have referred to as a "chip in a pill." The patent announcement also included new information about Proteus’ partners: While the Novartis relationship had been previously announced, the company said it was also working with Medtronic, ON Semiconductor, Kaiser Permanente and Avery Dennison. More

Garnett to feature latest textile retrofit control system at ITMA
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Garnett Controls Ltd., U.K. will launch their new generation retrofit control systems for textile machinery aimed at replacing traditional inefficient drive systems with economic, easy to use, and expandable systems. More

FDA reevaluating vaginal mesh implants
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Following a spike in reported complications, the Food and Drug Administration released an updated advisory recently about a surgical mesh implanted in women to strengthen vaginal tissue that can become weakened, especially after childbirth. More

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Researchers print solar cells onto paper and fabric
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New MIT-developed materials are making it possible to produce photovoltaic cells on paper or fabric, nearly as simply as printing a document. The sheet of paper looks like any other document that might have just come spitting out of an office printer, with an array of colored rectangles printed over much of its surface. But then a researcher picks it up, clips a couple of wires to one end, and shines a light on the paper. Instantly an LCD clock display at the other end of the wires starts to display the time. More

The development of new and improved equipment
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Whether fabricators are finishing an awning or designing a banner, they have to choose from a plethora of equipment to get the job done. Representatives from four major equipment manufacturing categories for specialty fabrics — welding, sewing, cutting and printing — share their insights on key trends shaping the industry. More

Carbon nanofibers on graphene make promising high-performance electrode materials
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Lithium-ion batteries are an important energy storage technology for portable electronics and electric vehicles. The performance of these batteries depends on the density at which they can store energy and how fast they can be charged and discharged. One way to improve these properties is through the use of nanostructured electrodes. Zhuang-Jun Fan and colleagues from Harbin Engineering University and other institutions in China have now developed three-dimensional, carbon-based nanostructures with enhanced capacity for storing lithium ions and high-rate charge/discharge cycling characteristics. More

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