Student Spotlight: Reusable textiles for liquid and virus repellency

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Movers & Shakers – August 2020: DuPont Sorona launches Common Thread Certification Program to provide fiber traceability

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COVID-19 Update: INDA publishes Meltblown Nonwoven Markets: COVID-19 Impact Analysis

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By Susanne Beyer and Stephan Faulstich

Even in the case of the last five-year plan by the Chinese government, the focus was on sustainable and innovative technologies. Only systems that promise technological and ecological value-added are approved for import. And the same applies to the provision of loans. With this, the highest-capacity market for manmade fiber manufacturing has set an extremely high standard for spinning technologies.

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By Martin McCoustra and Robert Mather, Heriot-Watt University and Power Textiles Ltd.

Gas plasma treatment technology will be a game changer for processing textiles, and in particular technical textiles. The treatments adapt their surface properties without affecting any of their bulk properties. The plasma technique provides a clean, dry approach that consumes far less energy than do traditional wet treatments, the level of effluent is greatly reduced and, crucially, equipment on an industrial scale is commercially available1.

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TAPPI is pleased to announce that the 2016 NETInc Conference. NETInc (Innovative Nonwovens Conference) will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio on May 15-18, 2016. The NETInc Conference is organized by the Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists (NET) Division of TAPPI. NETInc is the perfect forum for Nonwovens Industry professionals and academics to share information that encourages …

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Voting Now Open Online at Nonwovens Industry Website INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has announced 15 leading companies are finalists in five categories for its IDEA16 Achievement Awards, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine. Voting is now open online at: www.nonwovens-industry.com/idea16-achievement-awards. The awards recognize the brightest innovations from the leading companies, individuals, …

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Global demand for nonwovens is forecast to rise 5.4 percent annually to 11.1 million metric tons in 2019. Demand will be driven by an expected increase in the manufacture of key products made from nonwovens such as baby diapers, adult incontinence products, filters, wipes, disposable medical gowns, and various automotive components. Additionally, higher penetration rates …

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