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Recycling programs divert post-industrial and post-consumer waste from landfills and turn them into valuable feedstock for new textile products
Textile World    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Consumer awareness of the importance of environmental stewardship has led to increased demand for products manufactured with minimal impact on the world's well-being. And the demand for textiles that have a "green" pedigree has grown even in the face of economic hardships endured recently by many consumers. The environmental benefits gained from using recycled raw materials rather than virgin materials to make these products include conservation of natural resources as well as reduced energy consumption, carbon dioxide and other emissions, and waste going to landfills. More

Jute geotextile holds out immense promise
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Jute geotextile has immense potential both in domestic and international market as it possesses much more advantages than the synthetic fibers. It is used in controlling soil erosion — of roadside, riverbanks and hillsides. As India is using jute geotextile in the construction of national roads, this could also be used in road construction in Bangladesh. The U.S. has been using both synthetic and jute geo-textile for road and highways construction. More

Hot new coating development for flexible material and composites
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Web Processing and collaborative partner Thom Engineering have taken an established and well known hot blade coating technology from the composites industry which is also used at ambient temp in the textiles, paper, nonwovens, film and foil industries and managed to successfully adapt it and turn it into a means of coating differing matrices used in the production of flexible materials and composites, including carbon fiber composites. More

Company launches new platform for nanofiber production
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The company also introduced XanoShear, a unique and highly efficient method for commercial nanofiber production. Developed for seven years at North Carolina State University, XanoShear creates polymeric fibers with shear force in liquids, an inherently simple and efficient design that also accepts a wide range of additives to create functionalized fibers (fibers that have coatings, additives or other enhancements). More

Nonwovens start-up to open in South Carolina
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The South Carolina Department of Commerce and Clarendon County announced that Treleoni Group will establish a new nonwovens manufacturing facility in Clarendon County. The $7.75 million investment is expected to generate 100 new jobs. "We are pleased to move forward with plans for Treleoni Group's operations in Manning. Clarendon County provided us with an excellent environment in which to do business, and has a talented workforce that will benefit our operations. We look forward to bringing our new operations online," said David Poston, spokesman for Treleoni Group. More

Airlaid at bat
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A major acquisition, a bankruptcy and a Finnish start-up are just a few of the headlines that have rocked the air laid market during the past 12 months as this quiet nonwovens technology continues to do what it does best — achieve steady growth in its existing markets while branching out into new areas. More

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Mitsui to add spunbond in Japan
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Mitsui Chemicals will add a new spunbond line to its Japanese operation to better serve the growing disposable baby diaper market in Asia. The ¥5 billion investment will add 15,000 tons to Mitsui's capacity bringing its total output to 79,000 tons. It will come onstream in April 2012. More

Beach filters announces new extreme duty disposable breather
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Beach Filters announces the new XD-6 Extreme Duty Disposable breather which is designed for harsh environments, especially in construction, mining and marine applications. The new design takes contamination control to a whole new level, standing up to a wide variety of challenging environments. The XD-6 replaces the DS-6 steel breather with a complete redesign. Improvements include an automotive grade housing which delivers increased vibration resistance and temperature range. More

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