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Global perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from COVID-19

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Nonwoven fiber production facility

In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and the supply chain challenges this global emergency has presented for the manufacture of critical nonwoven-intensive products, such as personal protective equipment (masks, gowns, hair covers, shoe covers, etc.) and wipes of various kinds, IFJ reached out to leading nonwoven industry associations in China, Europe and North …

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IDEA19 will bring thousands of thought leaders in the nonwovens industry together

Microban® International, the global leader in antimicrobial and odor control and prevention solutions, announced early January 2019 that they reached an agreement with Eigenmann & Veronelli SPA for distribution of Microban products in select European markets. Eigenmann & Veronelli will now distribute Microban’s full portfolio of antimicrobial and odor control technologies, including Scentry, Scentry Revive, …

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Dow Microbial Control, a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products Division, announced in August that its patented antimicrobial technology for textiles and apparel – SILVADUR™ Antimicrobials – has been certified by the Bluesign® system, an important signifier to brands and manufacturers of the technology’s safety. Managed by the Swiss-based company Bluesign Technologies AG, the system …

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FET-100 Series multifunctional melt spinning system configured for multifilament yarns.

By Mark Smith, Fibre Extrusion Technology

Demand for antimicrobial fibers, textiles and apparel is forecast to continue its strong growth, with consumer demand fueled by growing awareness of the importance of personal hygiene and the health risks posed by certain microorganisms.

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Rising consumer awareness of health issues along with enhancements in the standard of living in developing countries, such as India, China, Brazil and South Korea, are anticipated to boost the market for antimicrobial textiles to 2022. Moreover, the increasing global population is forecast to escalate the incidence of infectious diseases, which is further expected to …

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