Movers and Shakers – October 2020: WPT Nonwovens to host job fair to fill 60 available positions at its facility in Beaver Dam, Kentucky

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Attendees look forward to new virtual format, same great content, at Hygienix 2020

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With all-virtual conference program in 2020, RISE continues its quest for the leading edge in material science for engineered fabrics

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Suominen BIOLACE Pure for Wipes

Suominen has introduced BIOLACE Pure for wipes. The product is made of biodegradable, compostable, and renewable plant-based fibers and wood pulp from certified forests. The product does not contain any chemical binders or plastics. As the newest product in Suominen’s sustainable BIOLACE product family, BIOLACE Pure is designed to meet the growing wipes market’s increasing …

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SDL Atlas Impact Penetration Tester

SDL Atlas introduced the Impact Penetration Tester, precisely designed to satisfy AATCC Test Method 42: Water Resistance: Impact Penetration. Originally developed to predict for rain penetration, AATCC TM 42 has been adopted by the medical industry as a measure of liquid barrier performance for personal protective equipment (PPE). This Type II Design Impact Penetration Tester …

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Research Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics Conference 2020

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, in cooperation with The Nonwovens Institute (NWI) and North Carolina State University will present the 10th annual Research, Innovation & Science for Engineered Fabrics (RISE®) conference Sept. 29-30 in an all-virtual format. And while this year’s edition will not be in-person due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, …

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Royal DSM Dyneema fiber for 2020 Tour de France

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, …

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Comparison of treated textiles with different droplets

Anthony John Galante is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is conducting research on microbe repellent surfaces at the Lab for Advanced Materials in Pittsburgh (LAMP). His research focuses on the application of surfaces with different functionalities such as self-cleaning, stain-resistance, bacteria-repellency and virus repellency. Galante’s interest in …

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