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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.
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.
Nonwoven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation—and the breakthrough in a theory that is more than a hundred years old.
Setbacks in Latin American economies have hindered the growth of local nonwovens markets, but the future looks promising, Finland based wipes producer Suominen reports. The aggregate gross domestic product growth at 3.7% in Latin America has been greater than that of the U.S. and the EU (under 2%) for the past 10 years.
National Presto Industries Inc. reports that it has sold its absorbent products division to a Belgian company for $71 million. Eau Claire-based National Presto, which also has divisions that make ammunition for the military and small kitchen appliances for consumers, said the deal with Drylock Technologies Inc., unites the absorbent products segment with a major company in that industry while keeping local jobs.
A.Celli, Lucca, Italy, reports that it has transferred its A.Celli International facilities in the U.S. from Florida to North Carolina.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Flame-resistant. Breathable. Moisture wicking. These words don’t usually come to mind when thinking of wool, but Army researchers are hoping a wool-blend fabric that does all three will improve combat uniforms for troops.
The global biodegradable superabsorbent material market is expected to reach $190 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, San Francisco, Calif. Significant usage of bio-based, high-performance absorption polymers in adult incontinence products, disposable diapers, and agriculture applications is likely to boost the industry growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, the feminine hygiene sector is anticipated to provide unique opportunities for these environmentally friendly polymers over the next few years.
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.
For 2016, the global hygiene market (baby diapers/nappies, feminine hygiene pads and tampons, and adult incontinence products, as well as the medical and wipes markets) will consume 4.4 million tons valued at $17 billion, according to Smithers Pira’s report The Future of Global Hygiene Markets to 2021: Wovens vs Nonwovens.
From March 13 until the end of April 2017, A.Celli Nonwovens will host an event dedicated to the presentation of TANDEM® technology at its facilities in Lucca, Italy.
Researchers, for the first time, have 3-D printed aerospace-grade carbon fiber composites, opening the door to greater control and optimization of the lightweight, yet stronger-than-steel material. The research, published by the journal Nature Scientific Reports online on Feb. 28, 2017, represents a "significant advance" in the development of micro-extrusion 3-D printing techniques for carbon fiber, the authors reported.
Warson Brands, official licensee of Reebok for duty and uniform footwear, has introduced the new Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical line of tactical footwear designed for law enforcement and first responder professionals. The Reebok Sublite Cushion Tactical incorporates Sublite foam midsole technology to maximize cushioning while minimizing weight.