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US manufacturer Gore plans further investment.

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Despite less foreign direct investment going into China, the US-based W. L. Gore & Associates Inc, a leading manufacturer of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets, plans to increase its presence in China by investing more in its Shenzhen plant this year. Gore, which entered China about 10 years ago, […]

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Kenactiv Launches Activāt Fiber Technologies.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Activāt Fiber Technologies applies Kenactiv’s innovative and customizable processing and treatments to kenaf, jute and flax fibers to create sustainable solutions for manufacturers seeking high performance yet sustainable alternatives to synthetic and other natural fibers. Kenactiv Innovations Inc.,  a leading innovator and manufacturer of sustainable biobased performance fibers and products, announced today the launch of […]

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Biomedical Structures Introduces Breakthrough Medical Textile Weaving Capabilities for Artificial Tendon and Ligament Applications.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Weaving & Knitting  /  No Comments

Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, today announced its advanced new tapered medical textile solution for tendons, ligaments and other orthopedic applications. BMS’ advanced weaving capabilities provide a high-precision medical textile solution able to match human anatomical construction of tendons and replicate performance. Complementing […]

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TenCate acquires composite materials company.

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TenCate Advanced Composites has completed the acquisition of Performance Materials Corporation Baycomp. The acquisition of PMC Baycomp provides TenCate Advanced Composites a strong position for the growing industrial composites markets worldwide, in particular the automotive market. PMC Baycomp has industry leading technologies for thermoplastic composite materials and components for among other automotive, oil & gas […]

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ANDRITZ will show its latest developments in the nonwovens sector at ITMA Asia 2012.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Exhibition & Conference News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

At the ITMA Asia 2012, hall W3, booth A6, ANDRITZ will present its innovative core technologies in drylaid, wetlaid, bonding, drying, and finishing, which perfectly complement each other in process solutions for a great variety of applications. Through various own developments and the acquisition of the well-established and experienced companies ANDRITZ Küsters, ANDRITZ Perfojet, and […]

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Miami Corporation Celebrates it’s Expansion into Texas.

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Miami Corporation is based in Cincinnati, Ohio with an office and distribution centers in Albany, NY and Jacksonville, Florida. Continuously looking on ways to better serve its customers, Miami Corp is pleased to announce their expansion into Arlington, Texas in March 2012. Miami Corp, a family owned and privately held company was founded in 1923. […]

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Kimberly-Clark Professional* and Terracycle Expand Industry’s First Cleanroom and Laboratory Garment Recycling Initiative to Include Pilot Program for Gloves.

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Kimberly-Clark Professional*, a global leader in contamination control solutions for cleanrooms and laboratories, and TerraCycle, a leading recycler, today announced that they are expanding the world’s first cleanroom and laboratory garment recycling initiative to include a pilot program for gloves after reaching key collection milestones in the program’s first six months. Since the program’s launch […]

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PPG announces price increase on fiber glass products in Americas, EMEA.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

PG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) fiber glass business announced today that it is implementing a 5 percent price increase, as allowed by contract, across all products in the Americas and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). “Costs for raw materials, petroleum-based binder ingredients, precious metals and transportation have continued to rise beyond what we can absorb,” said […]

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Cytec Announces Restart of Carbon Fiber Expansion Also Expanding Composites Manufacturing in US.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Cytec Industries Inc.’s  Board of Directors has approved restart of a carbon fiber manufacturing expansion project at the company’s Piedmont, South Carolina facility as well as commencement of a prepreg manufacturing expansion project at the company’s site in Greenville, Texas. Both projects support growing demand for Cytec’s composite materials in the aerospace industry. The project […]

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Dow Launches Nonwovens Technology Platform for RHOPLEX™ ECONEXT™ Acrylic Binders for North American Market.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Chemicals & Dyes, Cotton - Global Prices & News, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW) announced today the introduction of its technology platform for RHOPLEX™ ECONEXT™ Acrylic Binders for the North American hygiene and medical market. This series of low and ultra-low formaldehyde binders allows companies an opportunity to manufacture end-use nonwoven products with minimal levels of formaldehyde and comply with the industry’s most […]

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