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Composites market in BRIC countries to post good growth
Composites are used in a variety of markets such as transportation, construction, marine, wind energy, aerospace, electrical and electronics, pipe and tank and more. The composites market in Brazil, Russia, India and China is expected to witness good growth over the next five years. Construction and pipe and tank sectors are expected to have the largest applications of composites in BRIC countries due to their widespread acceptance and excellent corrosion resistance properties.
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Saint-Gobain makes new investments in nonwoven portfolio
Nonwovens Industry
With advances in manufacturing technology and the ever-increasing need for streamlined operations, industrial manufacturers are utilizing near-net-shape processes to develop products under much tighter tolerances that are as close to "finished" as possible. While necessitating less additional machining, these precision parts require precision surface finishing solutions.
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Owens Corning planning $120 million North Carolina facility
Owens Corning, a manufacturer of fiberglass and related products, has announced its plans to construct an advanced manufacturing plant in the Gastonia Technology Park in Gastonia, N.C. This facility will house manufacturing and research and development capability of the company's glass fiber business. An initial investment of $120 million will create up to 110 new jobs, with a planned completion by the end of 2014.
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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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Metso to supply complete tissue line to Faderco
Metso's Pulp, Paper and Power business, the future Valmet, will supply a complete tissue line for the Algerian company Faderco. The order also includes an automation solution for machine, process and quality controls. The tissue line will be installed on Faderco's new site at Setif, Algeria. The tissue production line will have a design capacity of around 30,000 tons a year of high-quality facial, toilet and towel grades. The raw material for the new lines will be virgin fiber.
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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

There is still time to present at the 2014 NETInc Innovative Nonwovens Conference
Do not miss your opportunity to present your latest research at the 2014 NET Innovative Nonwovens Conference. For the second year in a row, NETInc will join PaperCon, TAPPI's signature event for paper industry professionals. The event will take place April 27-30, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn., and will feature nonwovens industry professionals, academics and students. A foundation of strong technical presentations and a superior exhibit combined with targeted networking opportunities allows for an environment of professional growth. A Call for Papers has been issued for all areas of the NETInc program. For additional information, visit the event website,
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Wellman invests in facility upgrade
Innovation in Textiles
Wellman International, a subsidiary of Indorama Ventures PLC, has celebrated 40 years of successful operations in Mullagh, Co. Cavan, Ireland, and has announced the first phase of its proposed investment plans for new technologies over the next three to four years, supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
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Unicharm's 'inclusive growth' on track
Sustainable Nonwovens
Japan's Unicharm has started construction of a new $47 million diaper plant at the Sri City Special Economic Zone in Chennai, India. The corporation plans to triple its annual production of diapers and feminine hygiene products in Asia, the Middle East and Africa by 2020, by which time it anticipates that more than 40 percent of its sales will be to low-income consumers in the emerging markets of these regions.
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Parameter Generation and Control (PGC) manufactures TAPPI reach-in chambers, room systems and conditioners for existing laboratories. Parameter’s precise temperature and humidity control of ±0.2° and ±0.5% help insure that you meet the stringent TAPPI T402 sp-08 specification. Learn more about this and other TAPPI rooms & conditioners at

Manufacturing growth is fastest in 2-1/2 years
USA Today
Manufacturing activity in the U.S. expanded at the fastest pace in 2½ years last month, getting a boost from overseas growth and a strong year for the auto industry. The manufacturing index at the Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing managers, rose to 56.4 in October. That's up from 56.2 in September. A reading above 50 indicates growth.
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Sappi completes $170 million investment
Nonwovens Industry
Sappi Fine Paper North America has completed its $170 million capital conversion project at the Cloquet Mill in Minnesota to produce specialized cellulose, which is used in textile and consumer goods markets. The conversion initiated in 2011 was accomplished on time, within budget and safely, says the company.
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