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Textile implants to aid reconstructive surgery
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Researchers at the Hohenstein Institute have developed a 3-D biopolymer fiber implant for the treatment of patients with large soft tissue defects. In the laboratory, the scientists grew dense layers of human adult stem cells on fibers, meshes and nonwovens made of biodegradable biopolymers. More

Cash strapped versus time poor
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Wipes, like many nonwoven-based products, credit at least part of their success to their ability to lessen the burden of everyday tasks for their users. Household wipes gave housewives a way to freshen their homes in a simple, one-step process; flushable kids wipes made toilet training easier and cleansing cloths took at least a couple steps out of many people's daily beauty routines. More

Bonar & Natpet install nonwovens line in Saudi Arabia
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Bonar & Natpet have announced the purchase of their first nonwoven production line to be installed early 2012, in their Joint Venture plant, at a site near to NATPET's polypropylene production facility in Yanbu, in western Saudi Arabia. More

Buckeye Plans to close Delta nonwovens facility by end of 2012
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Buckeye Technologies Inc., announced plans to close its Delta, B.C., Canada airlaid nonwovens facility by the end of calendar 2012. The company will work closely with its customers to continue to meet their needs by sourcing products currently produced at Delta from its facilities in Gaston County, N.C. and Steinfurt, Germany. More

Ahlstrom to make reinforcements in China
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Nonwovens leader Ahlstrom Corporation is to begin manufacturing glass fiber reinforcements for composites to be empoyed in the wind energy market in China at its Binzhou plant, in the Shandong province on China's eastern coast. Ahlstrom will install multiaxial machines at its existing Binzhou site, which currently manufactures transportation filtration materials and employs 170 people, with the new production scheduled for start-up in the fourth quarter of this year. More

A nanofiber company's solution could advance nanotechnology in medicine
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Nanofibers are still finding their place in medicine. But Miles Wright readily counts the areas where his company's technology could improve health care, surgery, wound care and regenerative medicine. And that's just the start. More

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Glatfelter expands festooning capacity
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Glatfelter is expanding its proprietary festooning capacity in Gatineau, Quebec to provide a sustainable competitive advantage to its customers. This expansion is in response to rapidly growing demand in the Americas. More

The high-tech rebirth of Canada's textile industry
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Robert Berger is working on something deeply futuristic: a hybrid of window shade and solar panel. It not only lets light in or out, it also powers your household gadgets. But Berger, president of MW Canada Ltd., is not toiling in a hothouse tech firm. He's a third-generation champion of an industry most Canadians think of as a metaphor for the decline of Canadian manufacturing: textiles. But if it can negotiate an ever-shifting maze of trade rules, particularly in the United States, the battered industry stands to surprise Canadians with a value-added comeback. More

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