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International top company report
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The big news in this year's top company report, without a doubt, is expansion. With easily more than half of this year's 40 largest nonwovens maker announcing expansion plans, the next couple of years in nonwovens should be interesting - to say the least. More



TAPPI NET 2011 award winners
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TAPPI's Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division has announced the 2011 winners of its two most important awards. Dr. William M. Ferry has been named the Technical Award and Mark Hollingsworth Prize winner. Ferry is the Global Nonwovens Product Technology Team Leader for ExxonMobil Chemical Co., Baytown, Texas. Ferry is a past chairperson and current member of the Technical Advisory Board of INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Industry, and a member of the Industrial Advisory Board of NCSU's Nonwovens Cooperative Research Center. The Technical Award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions that have advanced technology in the nonwovens industry. More

NASA spacesuits inspire new adult diaper
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Inspired by superabsorbent, adult diapers provided to astronauts during space shuttle missions, Unique Wellness, an adult brief manufacturer, has created an incontinence brief that only needs to be changed three times per day. More

US manufacturing activity improves in September
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A small improvement in U.S. manufacturing in September came as a relief to those worried about a recession, but a third month of contraction in orders for new products indicates that anemic growth lies ahead. Manufacturing activity for September edged up to a reading of 51.6, according to the Institute for Supply Management's manufacturing index. More



Report: Nonwoven cartridge market for pools and spas
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After enduring challenging times due to the weak U.S. economy and the even slower home construction and home improvement business, the North American cartridge filter market in 2011 totaled approximately $293 million at retail, while at the producer's level sales for these products is estimated at $190 million. More

Biopolymers forum to serve Ingeo community
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International corporations will discuss how they have successfully incorporated Ingeo bio-based products into their brands at the biennial biopolymers forum - Innovation Takes Root - in February 2012. More

Lighter than air: Inflatable UAV structures
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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles is growing, both in military and commercial intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance applications and in munitions with greater mission adaptability. Many Department of Defense road maps for implementation of UAVs and unmanned aerial systems have been released and indicate the need for improvements in capabilities and equipment. Frederica, Del.-based ILC Dover LP has developed an enabling technology that can significantly expand the mission envelope for numerous UAV/UAS applications. More

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Border closure could mean export trouble
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The United States Bureau of Customs and Border Protection published notice on Oct. 6, 2011, that it is considering the closure of a border crossing in Vermont known as Morses Line. This crossing is located in the port of entry at Highgate Springs/Alburg and, according to CBP, is "an aging facility" that "requires extensive upgrades and significant financial resources" in order to meet modern standards. More

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