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Student's Knee Sleeve Design Could Prevent Serious Sports Injuries (10/12/2016)

Sean Keane, a student at the Nottingham Trent University has designed a knee support sleeve that could stop painful, career-ending injuries before they occur. The design uses a prototype sleeve – made from elastomer and nylon – to apply compression to the knee, aiding blood flow to help reduce the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in sports professionals.

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Bioinspired Athletic Swim Suits (10/20/2016)

According to a report this week by Seshadri Ramkumar, professor, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, a team of researchers from Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. and visiting scientists from France took inspiration from semiaquatic rodent beavers to derive a mathematical model which could be used to develop swim suits and functional coating processes.

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Google Files Patent for Gesture-Sensing Fabrics (10/11/2016)

Google has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for its gesture control system developed under the Project Jacquard. This system works with smart-garments which make use of interactive textiles. These textiles can sense touch-based hand gestures to send out commands to devices kept in pockets or purses for carrying out pre-defined functions.

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China Continues to Dominate Global Polyamide Supply Chain (10/28/2016)

For the past decade, China has been the epicenter of the global PA6 / PA66 industry, underpinning much of the increase in global polyamide demand, and its needs have been a significant factor in setting prices for polyamide-based materials throughout the world, according to Quentin de Carvalho, Head of Nylon at PCI Wood Mackenzie.


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NeatCheeks Launches Berry Lemonade Flavored Face Wipes (10/24/2016)

NeatCheeks Flavored Face Wipes is on a mission to feed 100,000 children during the next year. The company has launched its newest flavor of face wipes, Berry Lemonade, through an Indiegogo campaign that will raise donations for Baby2Baby, a national organization that provides low-income children with the basic necessities that every child deserves. 


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Polyfab USA Announces FR Comshade Premium Shadecloth (10/18/2016)

After two years of development and having passed the rigid testing required by the California State Fire Marshal, as well as long-term accelerated weathering, Polyfab USA LLC, Manhattan Beach, Calif., has announced that its newly re-developed FR Comshade™ will soon be available from Polyfab distributors across the Americas.

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Nonwovens and Textiles Contribute to Sustainability (10/17/2016)

Nicolai Strauch, press officer for VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Germany, representing medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, spoke to VDMA member companies about textiles, textile machinery, and nonwovens contributing to a sustainable world, in the run-up to ITMA Asia CITME 2016, to be held next week, Oct. 21-25, in China. 

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Study Explains Strength Gap between Graphene, Carbon Fiber (10/27/2016)

Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists. They found the polymer chains that make up a common carbon fiber are prone to misalign during manufacture, a defect the researchers compared with a faulty zipper that weakens the product.


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Glatfelter, Dreamweaver Win Nonwovens Excellence Award (4/12/2017)

Glatfelter, York, Pa., USA, reports that its Composite Fibers business unit, in partnership with Dreamweaver International Inc., Greenville, S.C., won an award for the Dreamweaver Gold 20™ product as the best finished product made from, or incorporating nonwovens.

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FiberVisions to Showcase Next Generation Fibers at Hygienix (10/25/2016)

This week (through today, Oct. 27, 2016), FiberVisions and ES FiberVisions are highlighting their next generation of bicomponenent and trilobal polypropylene hygiene fibers, which utilize through-air bonding technology, at Hygienix 2016 in Orlando, Fla., USA. 


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Nano-Kebab Fabric Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents (10/10/2015)

Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Uniform coatings of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were synthesized on top of the nanofibers, forming unique kebab-like structures. These MOFs are what break down the CWAs, rendering them harmless.

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Fabric-Clad Pedestrian Bridge Poised to be Landmark Entry Point to Australian Sports Stadium (11/11/2016)

Australian football fans ready to cheer on the 2018 Australian Football League season will travel from all across the country to attend the highly anticipated opening of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct located on Western Australia’s Burswood Peninsula. 


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Self-Powered Textile Could be Woven into Smart Clothes (11/04/2016)

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, and the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in China have made the first hybrid self-charging power textile system that can harvest both solar energy and the mechanical energy from a person’s movements.


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Textile Coatings Market to Reach $ 6.81 Billion by 2021 (11/09/2016)

The size of the global coatings market was $ 5.51 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $6.81 billion by 2021, at a CARG of 3.5%, according to the recent report, published by MarketsandMarkets.


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Andritz to Supply Three Nonwovens Production Lines to Mogul, Turkey (5/02/2016)

Adritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group Andrits, Austria, has received three orders from Mogul to supply two complete spunlace lines and one spunjet line (combination of spunlaid and hydroentanglement processes). 

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Study: Disposable Baby Diapers Gain Market Share (11/29/2016)

In 2016 and beyond, the disposable diapers segment of the nonwovens industry is slated to account for approximately 50% share of the global market value, according to a report from Persistence Market Research.

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Strengthening Seams and Finding Holes with Smart Nonwovens (11/28/2016)

Graphene has been described as the new wonder material, being around 100 times stronger than steel and a powerful conductor of both heat and electricity. It is also the most hydrophobic material known and also totally impermeable to gas.

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EcoWipes Invests in Technology from Trützschler and Voith (1/18/2018)

The progressive and sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fit for the EcoWipes product range.

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Fujian Nanfang Textile Chooses A.Celli Nonwovens Technology (2/27/2017)

A.Celli Nonwovens, Italy, reports that it has recently received an order from Fujian Nanfang Textile Co., a Chinese company specialized in the production and sales of carded nonwoven products, for the supply of a latest-generation winding line for Spunlace products. The supply, that in addition to the Combi system (integrated winder, stock stations and rewinder) also includes a completely automatic packaging system, is earmarked for Fujian Nanfang Textile’s new facility in the city of Nanping, in the Province of Fujian, China.

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Huggies Ramps up Efforts to Close Diaper Gap (1/04/2017)

In early 2017, Huggies will become the first global diaper brand to offer a program that will enable diaper banks to purchase bulk quantities of high-quality Huggies diapers at competitive prices. Additionally, through the end of December 2016, Huggies matched all Rewards Point diaper donations made to help babies in need.

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