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Production technologies for textile-reinforced concrete – today and tomorrow

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Nonwovens to take center stage

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Automotive interiors setting the pace for vehicle design

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Textile-reinforced concrete

Concrete can be reinforced in many ways. The most widely used and probably best known is steel-reinforced concrete, in which steel is formed into grids and encased in concrete. It is also possible to reinforce concrete with plain fibers, which are added to the concrete by simple mixing. The following considers technology to reinforce the …

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IDEA22 expects to draw more than 6,500 senior level delegates and more than 500 exhibitors to the show, March 28-31, 2022, in Miami Beach.

INDA, the Association for the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will convene the nonwovens industry at its triennial IDEA conference and exhibition, March 28-31, 2022, in Miami Beach, Florida. IDEA22 expects to attract 6,500+ senior-level delegates and 500+ exhibitors from myriad industry sectors, including absorbent hygiene, wipes, filtration, medical/surgical products, including personal protective equipment, home & office …

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Škoda Auto is collaborating with the Technical University of Liberec on the research and development of sustainable materials. Photo courtesy of Škoda Auto

Faced with unprecedented levels of disruption and innovation, technological advances are impacting all segments of the vehicle industry, particularly interiors. Despite ongoing setbacks due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, a shortage of semiconductors and higher raw material, energy and transport costs, automakers have continued to develop their visions of the future – and …

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Photo courtesy of Texas Tech University

With COVID-19 now making its third major wave with Omicron, even vaccine-boosted people have been infected with this variant, demanding countermeasures such as the use of masks, avoiding gatherings and enhancing hygiene measures. Medical experts and the available data clearly point out that vaccines have reduced the hospitalization and severity of the disease. The nature …

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Fiber arrangement for facemask materials

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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