Movers & Shakers – January 2022: NatureWorks announces new headquarters and advanced biopolymer research facility

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Student Spotlight: Driving performance improvement for PLA in fibers and nonwovens

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INDEX readies for prime time, in hybrid form

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SDLAtlat HydroPro Hydrostatic Head Tester

SDL Atlas is introducing a redesign to the HydroPro Hydrostatic Head Tester. The HydroPro tests the water resistance to fabrics, determining the waterproof properties of fabrics, such as canvas, coated fabrics, hood fabric, tarpaulin, rain-proof fabrics and geotextiles. New features of the HydroPro include: Video recording and image capture show real time pressure for review …

IFJ Movers & Shakers - Textile Fiber Industry Updates

In the dynamic and global textile fiber industry with its various manufacturing processes and end-uses, news and information is breaking on a daily basis. International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to our industry from manmade to natural to bio-based fibers, innovations in nonwoven, woven, braided and technical textiles, technologies for additives, bonding, coatings and polymers, and …

Teijin Frontier Adaptive changes due to perspiration

Teijin Frontier Co ., Ltd., the Teijin Group’s fibers and products converting company, has developed a highly comfortable knitted fabric that responds to perspiration by changing its structure three-dimensionally, thereby increasing breathability and eliminating the feeling of stuffiness. Teijin Frontier will market its new self adjusting fabric as a core product for year-round sports and …

Trützschler's new state-of-the-art comber machine, TCO 21

Trützschler’s new state-of-the-art comber machine, TCO 21, is designed to boost productivity, ensure quality and support increased automation. The TCO 21 is the latest milestone in a long history of driving progress for spinners around the globe. It leverages market-proven designs and technologies from Trützschler to offer next-level performance and an expanded range of features …

Thermo-mechanical properties and b) stress-strain curves of PLA and modified PLA

Hamid Ebrahimi recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University where he studied polylactic acid (PLA) structure-process-property relationships with other biodegradable polymers. His research was conducted through the Nonwovens Institute (NWI). The NWI serves as a bridge between industry and academia, where students can get the best of …