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A spray foam insulation edges closer to surpass fiberglass insulation in 2016
SprayFoam.com
U.S. demand for insulation is forecast to rise 7.8 percent annually to $8.9 billion in 2016. Advances will be stimulated by a rebound in building construction expenditures from a depressed 2011 base. Further growth will be fueled by changes in building codes and continuing consumer interest in reducing energy consumption and utility bills. Homeowners and building owners will add or upgrade insulation to achieve these goals.
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K-C wipes certified for aviation industry
NONWOVENS INDUSTRY
Kimberly-Clark Professional offers a full line of application-driven aviation wipes that are designed to deliver superior cleaning, improved operational efficiency, reduced turnaround time and maximized productivity, while also meeting the precision standards and requirements of the aerospace industry. Kimtech Wipes for Aviation are available in three categories: Surface preparation wipes; Cleaning wipes and a wet wipe system.
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  Tension Roll® Transducer Measures Web Tension

If you measure the tension on your running web, you can control it. Get the most reliable web tension measurement device available anywhere. The Tension Roll transducer installs quickly and more easily than a separate idler roll and load cells on a machine. Choice of load ratings and roll finish. MORE
 


Betting on boomers, P&G enters the adult diaper market
CNBC
The adult diaper market is the fastest-growing household products business — growing faster than toothpaste, tissues, toilet paper and other multibillion-dollar household staples. While baby diapers is a much larger business, sales growth has been flat; sales of adult incontinence products are rising, thanks to aging baby boomers in the U.S.
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Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing
Washington Examiner
As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology. That's according to "Shale Gas: A Game Changer for U.S. Manufacturing," a study released late in July by the University of Michigan.
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Study finds fracking could revive manufacturing
Washington Examiner
As many as one million new manufacturing jobs could be created in the U.S. by 2025 thanks to the abundance of natural gas now available because of advances in fracking technology. That's according to "Shale Gas: A Game Changer for U.S. Manufacturing," a study released late in July by the University of Michigan.

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How adult diapers became paper-giant Domtar's future
The Financial Post
David Struhs, vice-president of corporate communications at Domtar, said the company expects pulp and paper to remain a vital and important part of the company's business for many years to come. However, with the print business in decline, the company realized it had to do something different to continue growing, he said.

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Medline's new line of hospital gowns signals astep in improving patient experience
Textile World
Children's Medical Center Dallas is pioneering techniques, from soothing color schemes to high tech play areas, to improve the patient experience for the youngest among us. Medline Industries, Inc., is making it possible to minimize discomfort and anxiety during a hospital stay with a new pediatric patient gown.

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HanesBrands acquires DBApparel
Textile World
Branded apparel manufacturer and marketer HanesBrands Inc., Winston-Salem, North Carolina, plans to acquire France-based DBApparel — a marketer of intimate apparel, hosiery and underwear in Europe — from Sun Capital Partners Inc., Boca Raton, Florida, for approximately $550 million. Hanes and DBA were sister companies owned by Chicago-based Sara Lee Corp., which in 2006 sold DBA to Sun Capital and divested Hanes as an independent public company.
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Physiological Apparel part 3: The right yarn for a functional product
Textile World
In the third round of its Physiological Apparel series, the Rupp Report highlights some fundamental characteristics of the applied yarns. A look back in history shows that between 1878 and 1884 Count Hilaire de Chardonnet achieved a breakthrough in the manufacture of the first natural man-made fiber — artificial silk, or rayon — from dissolved dinitrocellulose.
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Trelleborg acquires coated fabrics businesses in North America
Innovation in Textiles
Trelleborg, leader in engineered polymer solutions, has signed an agreement through its business area Trelleborg Coated Systems to acquire the assets and businesses from the U.S.-based privately owned Uretek Archer LLC Group, comprising Uretek LLC and Archer Rubber Company LLC. “The acquired businesses have superior technical knowledge with focused R&D and product development, in addition to solid partnerships with customers,” said Dario Porta, President of the Trelleborg Coated Systems business area.
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Varsity develops high yield pest resistant cotton seeds
Fibre2fashion
Two new high yielding and pest resistant cotton seed varieties, which will also deliver better ginning output, are ready for release in the central zone of India. The new varieties are suitable for cultivation in irrigated as well as rain-fed conditions and the potential yield of these varieties is 2,926 kg/ha and 2,825 kg/ha.
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Vietnam is the fastest growing textile supplier
Specialty Fabrics Review
Western apparel brands and retailers are cutting back on sourcing from China, due to rising costs there, according to issue 169 of Textile Outlook International from global business information company Textiles Intelligence. Buyers have limited options, however, as no other single country is able to provide the capacity, quality, skills variety and complete supply chain offered by the Chinese textile and clothing industry.
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