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How should we handle the plastics in the environment problem?

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COVID-19 adds urgency in the move toward technology with remote capability

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Understanding meltblown and a market gone mad

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Environmental footprints are a metric for the measurement of human demand on natural capital. This measurement attempts to consider multiple impacts of an activity rather than focusing on a single one. In the textile industry the environmental footprint considers the impacts of carbon, water, land and air from textile production. The textile industry is a …

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Oerlikon digitizing technologies

For the past few years now, Industry 4.0 concepts have been introduced by the leading European suppliers of technologies for the production of synthetic fibers and nonwovens. In 2020, some of these new ideas have been tested to the full. Most notably, remote support services to customers have not just been in demand, but proved …

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Meltblown process

Everyone now seems to have heard of meltblown, but what is meltblown? Meltblown is the term for one of the methods of forming resins/fibers into nonwoven material. Meltblown is typically known for: Fine fibers – Meltblown is typically differentiated by its fiber size. Random fiber orientation High surface area – As a result of the …

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