Hydroentanglement bonding process for nonwovens

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Synthetic garment insulation made from 100% recycled, biodegradable fibers

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MoistTech Moisture Measurement

MoistTech Corp. is the world leader in moisture measurement & thickness control, utilizing near-infrared, state-of-the-art technology to develop world class sensors. Insensitive to material variations such as particle size and material height/color, the sensors provide continuous, reliable readings with no maintenance, a one-time calibration with a non-contact, non-drift optical design allowing for immediate process adjustments …

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Barnhardt Purified Cotton

Since early 1929, Barnhardt Manufacturing has led the market in manufacturing purified cotton. Leadership of this longevity requires a commitment to innovation and responding to customer needs and market demands. New market applications demand new standards for the cleanest, most pure, purified cotton available, and Barnhardt has responded with a proprietary set of processes referred …

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ZWPS type automatic winder

Zhengzhou Huaying Chemical Fiber Science and Technology Co., Ltd., (Huaying) is a branch of Hi-Tech Heavy Industry Co., Ltd., and is a well-known supplier of chemical fiber filament equipment in China with the capability to supply complete POY/FDY lines. Recently, Huaying successfully finished a project of replacing a semi-automatic winder production line with an auto …

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PLA-PBS fibers coupled with Joncryl

By C. Burgstaller and B.M. Lekube, Transfercenter für Kunststofftechnik, Wels, Austria, and S. Riepler and W. Hermann, IFG Asota, Linz, Austria

In this work, we investigated the suitability of a bio-based elastomer to modify polylactic acid (PLA) towards more elasticity, in combination with a reactive coupling agent. We found that this is possible in general, but the processing of the materials has to be carried out with care so as not to locally cross-link the materials, which would result in a reduction of properties.

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Nolla Silver Polymer: Crystal-clear liquid polymer contains 7,500 to 120,000 ppm of active silver and is highly effective against viruses, bacteria and fungi.

A Finnish company has developed an antimicrobial technology designed to eradicate highly resistant and dangerous pathogens, including the top five on the World Health Organization’s list of dangerous bacteria.

The new Nolla technology is also applicable for fiber coating, explained Jyri Nieminen, chief executive officer of Nolla Antimicrobial.

The technology is based on ionic silver, which is the most potent antimicrobial form of silver. An intelligent polymer carrier is used to preserve and deliver the silver ions.

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