Geo-Synthetics: Significance and Application in Everyday Life

By Ken Norberg, Editor

Applications, fiber quality and stabilization determine the quality of nonwovens. The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, a proven expert in polymer processing, spinning and texturing, also beneficially deploys its many years of expertise for its nonwovens (airlaid, meltblown and spunbond) and staple fiber technology.

The group’s Neumünster, Germany-based nonwoven business unit is therefore able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbond and fibers for carded nonwovens.

International Fiber Journal had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the nonwoven business unit at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Dr. Mählmann, the demand for nonwovens has been rising since 2002. What is the reason for this ongoing growth?

Huge infrastructure programs, particularly in China and India as well as in other emerging countries, are being implemented,…Continue Reading »

Winning Combinations

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

While not generally a field characterized by frequent innovation, a potentially disruptive new technology is being introduced to the North American geotextiles market by Greer, South Carolina-based Haydale Technologies.

Haydale is an advanced materials group with a focus on the integration of nanomaterials into next-generation commercial technologies and industrial materials, with six facilities in the USA, Europe and the Far East.…Continue Reading »

Durable Nylon Technologies Help Enhance Protection

Invista’s Cordura brand specializes in the development of high-performance fabrics and fiber technologies used in a wide range of apparel, bags, packs, footwear and other products where durability is paramount.

With a strong military/tactical heritage and a 50-year history of innovative, durable solutions, the company has for several decades been delivering the fabrics of choice for protective gear and clothing with …Continue Reading »