The feminine hygiene market
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The feminine hygiene market has issues. Throughout the supply chain and product lifecycle, there are varying topics that are chief concerns for all those involved – the manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and end users. And these issues run the gamut, and include brand loyalty, sustainability, innovation, comfort, globalization and ethics. More
US manufacturing shows signs of rebound
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U.S. manufacturing is recovering from a slump, and inflation may be peaking. Data issued recently point to an economy growing slowly but steadily. Still, surging oil prices and a possible European recession threaten to drain the economy's momentum. More
Sardana: 'VSF will come into its own in near future'
On the sidelines of the International Conference on Manmade Fibre Textiles, fibre2fashion spoke exclusively with a few luminaries and experts from the Indian and worldwide textile industry. One of them – Ajay Sardana, Assistant VP (Global Customers & Market Intelligence) at Grasim, is of the firm opinion that viscose staple fiber will come in to its own in the near future and find a place in the consumer mind, subject to proper brand creation just like it was done for cotton by U.S. More
Man-made fiber textiles may grow by 9 percent
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Even as it organizes an international conference at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, the man-made fiber industry is expecting a growth of 9 percent in production this year in India. Currently, India is the second largest producer of man-made fiber at 6.1 million tonnes per annum, industry experts said. More
It's a small world
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For something literally so small, nanotechnology has gained an awful lot of intrigue in recent years. Definitions vary, but a basic working definition of nanotechnology is the "engineering of functional systems at the molecular level," according to the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology. While applications are often applied to the scientific realm - organic chemistry, molecular biology, physics, etc. - its role in the nonwovens industry continues to pick up steam. More
Fiberweb to sell hygiene business to Petropar
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United Kingdom-based specialty nonwovens manufacturer Fiberweb plc and its subsidiary, Fiberweb Holdings Ltd., have agreed to sell the company's hygiene business to Brazil-based industrial conglomerate Petropar S.A. for $286 million. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2011. More
Ahlstrom to close US glass fiber plant
Ahlstrom is to close its glass fiber speciality reinforcement manufacturing plant in Bishopville, U.S., following weakened demand in the wind energy business in North America. It is estimated 74 employees will lose their jobs from January 2012 onwards. More
'March to Sustainability 2011' report summarizes key drivers for textile and apparel supply chain
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cKinetics, a sustainability accelerator providing operational consulting and strategic services, has announced the launch of its annual sustainability report for the textile sector. "March to Sustainability 2011" highlights sustainability plans of leading brands and retailers for their global textile supply chains. More
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