Movers & Shakers – August 2021: Glatfelter reports Q2 2021 results; gains driven by increases in Composite Fibers and Airlaid Materials businesses

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Student Spotlight: Effectiveness of centrifugal spinning for fine fiber nonwovens

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Figure 1. Schematic of the centrifugal spinning process

Hanna Pysik is pursuing an M.Sc. in Textile Chain Research specializing in textile technology at Reutlingen University. Her semester thesis is in cooperation with the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research in Denkendorf (Germany) where she is conducting research on the effects of centrifugal spinning for fine fiber nonwovens. Hanna first became interested in …

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4D-KNIT articles in a new E 28 gauge

Karl Mayer has produced 4D-knit products on a jacquard double needle bar raschel machine in a gauge of E 28. The warp knitted spacer fabrics are produced on a RDPJ 6/2 EL FB, previously in gauge E 24. Material processed in a gauge of E 28 is typically suitable for elastic sportswear items. The RDPJ …

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Inside the Pre-Cleaner CL-X

Trützschler’s new pre-cleaner CL-X increases productivity and lowers energy consumption while treating cotton before it is processed in mixers and fine cleaners. The pre-cleaner saves up to 30% in energy and features an air separator to reduce the transport air and limit exhaust air. The CL-X also has a maximum continuous production of 1,600 kilograms …

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Polartec's Non-PFAS DWR Treatments

Polartec announced the elimination of per- and polyfluoralkyl substances (PFAS) in its durable water repellent (DWR) treatments across its line of performance fabrics. The non-PFAS treatment comes as part of Polartec’s EcoEngineering initiative. The new weather protection fabric treatment will be used in Hardface, Power Shield, Power Shield Pro, NeoShell and Windbloc products. It will also extend …

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Asahi Kasei's Bemliese from cotton linter

Asahi Kasei’s sustainable nonwoven fabric Bemliese has been certified as “OK biodegradable MARINE” by TUV Austria Belgium. Bemliese is also certified for industrial compost, home compost and soil biodegradability. The material is made of cotton linter and is suitable for disposable goods and applications such as cosmetic facial masks, hygiene applications and medical sterilization and …

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