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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UESTER's Tester 6 quality management platform

The latest edition of USTER’s TESTER 6 features QUALITY EXPERT digital functionality to support integrated data-based improvements throughout the spinning mill, connecting and interpreting information from a range of different instruments. In the latest release of USTER’s TESTER 6, Sensor OM technology measures Frequent Occurrences (FO) in yarns and analyzes neps, thin and thick places, …

Bally Ribbon Mills announces E-WEBBINGS product base for smart textiles

Bally Ribbon Mills (BRM), a designer, developer and manufacturer of specialized engineered woven fabrics, announced its proprietary E-WEBBINGS e-textile product base. Specifically designed to serve as a customizable base for a range of smart textile applications within the Internet of Things (IoT), these smart textiles serve as the foundation layer to which electronic intercommunicative technology …

TENCEL-branded fibers with traceability

The Lenzing Group will use blockchain technology to support its TENCEL-branded fiber business, ensuring complete transparency and traceability for brands and consumers of its fibers in the finished garment. After evaluating various initiatives, Lenzing decided to join the platform of the Hong Kong-based technology company TextileGenesis to accomplish this ambition. The supply chain transparency from …

Karl Mayer's new HKS 3-M-ON

KARL MAYER launched its new HKS 3-M-ON at ITMA 2019. Dubbed as the first three-bar HKS machine with electronic guide bar control, HKS 3-M-ON is linked to KARL MAYER’s digital platform KM.ON. A wide range of patterns can be produced and changed quickly on the new HKS 3-M-ON by ordering the required lapping from KARL …

Nanofiber webs removes toxic dyes

A team of Texas Tech University researchers working in advanced textiles has found a new way to remove toxic dye pollutants from wastewater, and their approach is safer, cheaper and easier than traditional methods. For this study, nanoparticles were added into a polymer solution, which was then electrospun into nanofibers. When the composite nanoparticle/nanofiber webs …