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Don't miss your opportunity to Present at NETInc 2015 - Deadline is Nov. 30
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TAPPI's Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division has announced its Call for Papers for the 2015 NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) to be held April 19-22, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. The NET Division Conference Program Committee is currently seeking abstracts for a variety of industry topics. Full details on how to submit and deadlines can be found at the event website www.netincevent.org.
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Army tests super-repellent uniform
Army Times
Army researchers have developed a no-stick, no-stain, no-stink coating that could all but eliminate the need for soldiers to wash their uniforms — and it's going commercial before it goes on your ACU. The omniphobic coating is being marketed by UltraTech International Inc., alongside Luna Innovations, a partner of the Army's Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, under the brand name Ultra-Ever Shield.
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Wind, road and air – 3 huge opportunities
Innovation in Textiles
The raw materials – fibers and chemicals – going into the composites industry were worth $23.9 billion in 2013, and annual growth over the next few years will be at 6.8 This is according to the latest figures from consultant Lucintel and excludes the value obtained from the conversion of basic fibers into technical textiles and prepregs.
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US manufacturers in a 'sweet spot' heading into holiday season
By Chelsea Adams
U.S. manufacturing surged in October, marking the second month in 2014 it reached 59 on the Institute for Supply Management's PMI Composite index. Plus, production hit a 10-year high, and new orders rose 10 points. October marked the 17th consecutive month the manufacturing sector expanded and the 65th straight month the overall economy grew. With the holiday season approaching, analysts say these figures, combined with lagging production in overseas markets, put the U.S. manufacturing sector in a "sweet spot."
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New deepwater lowering system uses Dyneema fibre for better vessel output
Innovation in Textiles
Cooperation between three companies developing innovative solutions for deepwater installation has led to the introduction of a new system capable of handling heavy loads at depths of well over 3km. The companies involved are Deep Tek, a provider of a wide range of services to the oil and gas, salvage, scientific research and deep water mining sectors; Lankhorst Ropes, a leading rope technology innovator and manufacturer of high performance synthetic ropes; and DSM Dyneema, the producer of Dyneema ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene fiber.
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PolyOne protects polymer textiles from the sun, lets colors and performance shine through
Textile World
A global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions — has announced the launch of OnCap UV technology for fiber and textile applications. Manufacturers of geotextiles and house wraps require fabrics and fibers to stand up to the sun without falling apart. Those who make ultraviolet resistant apparel, outdoor tents and shades also need the colors in their fabrics and fibers to stay fresh over time to promote brand identification and preserve brand image.
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Sensing T-shirt to help teenage spinal scoliosis patients
Innovation in Textiles
A new T-shirt with textile pressure sensors will increase the comfort and effectiveness of spinal braces worn by teenagers suffering from scoliosis, according to Ohmatex, a leading smart textiles technology company. emBrace t-shirts will look and feel like a standard cotton t-shirt, but the data provided by the integrated Texisense fabric pressure sensors will enable braces to be fitted more accurately from the outset and allow daily monitoring of the braces' effectiveness.
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Verdezyne to build and operate world's 1st bio-based DDDA plant in Malaysia
Textile World
Verdezyne Inc., a privately-held industrial biotechnology company focused on producing renewable chemicals, today announced it has reached an agreement with Bio-XCell Malaysia to construct Verdezyne's first commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing facility in Bio-XCell's premier biotechnology and ecosystem park in Nusajaya, Iskandar, in southern Malaysia. With construction scheduled to commence in 2015, the plant will be capable of producing approximately 30 million pounds per year of diacids, including dodecanedioic acid, and will be the world's first bio-based plant for the production of DDDA.
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Russia considers ban on imports of nonwovens and machinery
NONWOVENS INDUSTRY
Russia is considering imposing a ban on all imports of nonwovens and as well as equipment used to make nonwovens from Western countries in response to a new package of sanctions, which was recently imposed against Russia by the EU and the U.S. According to Alexei Ulyukayev, Russia's Minister of Economic Development, this would act as a "safeguard mechanism" for the Russian economy, aimed at boosting domestic production of nonwovens and equipment for the industry.
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