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Owens Corning expands glass nonwovens business
Innovation in Textiles
Glass fiber producer Owens Corning 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 R&D activities, with future expansion options.
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Bio-elastics ripe for adoption
Sustainable Nonwovens
The shopping list for renewable diaper components will soon be almost complete, opening up the route for hygienic disposables manufacturers to meet their long-term sustainability objectives perhaps sooner than even they imagined. In addition to bio-based nonwovens, plastics, superabsorbent polymers and packaging, new stretch elastics will soon be widely available.
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Eco Circle uniforms featured in China National Games
Innovation in Textiles
The Teijin Group will provide uniforms made from its recycled polyester Eco Circle Fibres for staff at the athletes' village of the 12th National Games of the People's Republic of China, the largest national sporting event in the country. The games will be held from Aug. 31 through Sept. 12 in the city of Shenyang.
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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.

Don't miss your opportunity to attend TAPPI's Building Sciences Committee 2013 fall meeting!
TAPPI's Building Sciences Committee has put together a strong technical program for production managers and engineers to provide firsthand knowledge to improve their fiberglass mat process with practical production-targeted papers. Presentations include Modern Industrial Burner Safety & Efficiency, Environmental Regulation Changes on the Horizon and Their Potential Impact and Operator/Maintenance Training to Enhance Operational Effectiveness. Click for more information and to register.
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Innovative fabrics help firefighters stay cooler
At the Emergency Service Show 2013 scheduled Sept. 25-26 in Birmingham, England, TenCate Protective Fabrics will be exhibiting new lines in fabrics and systems for firefighter turnout gear that are more durable, lighter and help firefighters stay cooler. For firefighters, efficient body cooling is extremely important. Improper heat and moisture management can disrupt this process, leading to loss of concentration, fatigue, breathing difficulties and ultimately heat stroke.
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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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Back-to-school shopping lists include wipes, hand sanitizer
Nonwovens Industry
This time of year, millions of children are embarking on their first day of school, loaded down with backpacks full of pencils, notebooks and glue sticks — and wipes and hand sanitizer bottles, too. Like crayons and ballpoint pencils, these products have become staples on school supply lists across the U.S. as teachers and administrators are asking families to help keep classrooms clean and germ free.
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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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Commander-in-cheap: US is a bargain manufacturer
Americans may be fond of lamenting the decline of the country's economic clout and the flood of "Made in China" goods, but they may soon have to find something else to complain about. According to the Boston Consulting Group, the U.S. is fast becoming one of the lowest-cost countries for manufacturing in the developed world.
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Johnson Controls form joint venture
Nonwovens Industry
Johnson Controls, a manufacturer of automotive seating, overhead systems, door and instrument panels and interior electronics, has signed an agreement with Zhejiang Wanfang New Materials Co., Ltd. to set up a new fabrics joint venture in Haining City, Zhejiang Province. Johnson Controls will become one of the first Global Fortune 500 companies to invest in Haining.
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    MIT researchers develop lightweight composite structures (fibre2fashion)
US manufacturing isn't dead yet (MarketWatch)
GE tests new composite fan blades for Boeing aircraft (fibre2fashion)
Trioplast completing its first US production line (Nonwovens Industry)

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