COVID-19 Update: Ahlstrom-Munksjö ramps up medical fabrics production to produce 30 million face masks per month

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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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Comparative material map of carbon fiber nonwoven composites

Sai Aditya Pradeep is pursuing a Ph.D. in Automotive Engineering in the Materials and Manufacturing Specialization at Clemson University where he is conducting research on the scalable production of thermoplastic nano-cellular foams via supercritical fluid assisted injection molding. Another important area of Pradeep’s research is the characterization of recycled nonwoven carbon fiber composites and development …


Freudenberg Performance Materials presented a crimping material made from nonwoven fabric that combines high permanent moldability and shape retention with flexibility and suppleness at the Milan Lineapelle trade show in February. The material’s multi-directional stretching properties enable uniform longitudinal and transverse stretching over the entire vamp area, with the direction-independent pattern enabling results with up …


Devan Chemicals, the Belgium-based developer of finishing technologies for textiles, launched two bio-based solutions at the Heimtextil tradeshow in Frankfurt, Germany. The company previously launched a bio-based flame retardant, Bio-flam, in May 2019, and now it will launch another two  ̶  a bio-based antimicrobial (BI-OME® natural) and bio-based PCMs (Tones of Cool® Bio). BI-OME Natural is a …

Meridian Specialty Yarn Group’s new dye house

In addition to Meridian’s expanded yarn dye capabilities, its new technology gives brands the option to buy yarn manufactured in a facility engineered to consume significantly less water, gas and electricity than most yarn dye operations around the globe. Meridian Specialty Yarn Group’s new 116,000 square-foot facility in Valdese, North Carolina, is the first yarn …


The USTER SENTINEL ring spinning optimization system is designed to provide an overview of spinning machine performance.  The system is able to identify quality risks at different levels, such as in a way that causes inconsistent yarn quality but not an end-break or malfunctions that cause an end-break. USTER SENTINEL provides a bobbin build-up report …