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Hygiene


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

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Student Spotlight: Reusable textiles for liquid and virus repellency

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From fiber to finished product – optimizing efficiency in converting for hygiene & personal care

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SUKANO’s antiviral masterbatch technology can provide protection for PPE items like facemasks

Many viruses have been shown to survive on surfaces, including metal, cardboard and plastic. However, plastic items can be treated to trap and inhibit the replication of viruses. Sukano has developed Antiviral Masterbatches for PET and PA fibers that have a strong antiviral effect on the plastic parts, while also potentially helping to reduce waste …

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Oerlikon spunbond line

Oerlikon Nonwoven has long-term experience in process and engineering for spunbond, meltblown and airlaid production lines for hygiene, wipes and medical applications, as well as technical nonwoven solutions. As part of the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers Segment, Oerlikon Nonwoven is a reliable partner and one of the leading solution providers of a wide range of flexible, …

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Hygienix 2020

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will present the sixth edition of its annual Hygienix conference in an all-virtual format Nov. 17-19, as the association aims to continue to serve constituents involved with hygiene and personal care technology and applications amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The virtual format will offer Hygienix attendees the convenience …

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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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Large format spools, produced using Web Industries’ proprietary spooling technology

There are important considerations relative to fiber characteristics and how they impact the converting processes chosen for the manufacture of personal care products. Discussing examples specific to diaper, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, the following will focus on converting practices to boost throughput, improve efficiency and enhance brand image. Trends in the industry relative …

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