COVID-19 Update: Johns Manville begins producing nonwoven material for Level 3 medical gowns

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Student Spotlight: Performance of carbon fiber nonwoven composites in crash tests

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Q&A: The continuously evolving landscape of fibers for filtration

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Alchemie Technology announced the accelerated launch of Novara, a new high-throughput digital precision coating technology for technical textiles. This is to support the global efforts to combat COVID-19 by applying its Novara technology to the manufacturing of safety-critical products, including anti-viral facemasks. The technology delivers 2D-patterened one or two-sided functional coatings to technical textiles, enabling …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …


KARL MAYER’s new MULTIGUARD yarn monitor gives advanced warning of a yarn breakage and allows for constant control of yarn tension.  Sensor technology and data processing systems can be used to control all the important processing parameters and to implement a range of optimization measures. The MULTIGUARD system generates parameters that can be used for …

Zünd Automated Cutting Machine

Zünd is a family-owned Swiss manufacturer of multi-functional digital cutting and routing systems. Engaged in developing and manufacturing digital cutters for more than three decades, Zünd has gained a worldwide reputation for being the leading manufacturer of high-quality automated cutting solutions.  Zünd systems are widely used in textile/technical textile, composites, leather, graphics, packaging and many …

Oerlikon Nonwoven’s meltblown technology

TPU nonwovens have many talents, although these are not easy to tap into. Now, nonwoven manufacturers can receive help, as Oerlikon Nonwoven has expanded its know-how, providing support in all areas from the selection of the right primary materials and their processing – all the way through to ensuring the colors are right. Industry, agriculture, …