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Voith, Trützschler Introduce Safety Standard for Wet-laid Spunlaced Nonwovens Machines (5/10/2017)

Standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality. 

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Andritz Nonwoven to Supply Complete Needlepunch Line to TTL (5/08/2017)

Andritz Nonwoven, part of international technology Group Andritz, Austria, has received an order from TTL, Germany, to supply a complete needlepunch line. Startup of the line is scheduled for summer 2017.

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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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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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Simulation Tool for Efficient Production of Nonwoven Fabrics (3/08/2017)

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.

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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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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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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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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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Latin America's Baby Wipes Market Growing (3/09/2017)

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.

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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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Greycon Optimizes Polímeros y Derivados Planning Capability (9/07/2017)

Greycon installs opt-Studio advanced scheduling planning system, increasing visability on materials constraints and demand, reducing trim waste and faster, and providing a more accurate response to sudden changes in demand.

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New INDA Report Benchmarks South American Nonwovens (11/01/2016)

INDA, the Association of the Nonwovens Fabrics Industry, has published the fourth study of the South American region with the South American Nonwovens Industry Outlook, 2015 - 2020 for nonwoven producers and suppliers, converters, manufacturers, brand owners, analysts, and raw materials and machinery suppliers. 


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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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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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Lab Researchers 3-D Print with High-Performance Carbon Fiber (3/10/2017)

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.

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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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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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