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Student Spotlight: The hot and cold of smart fabrics

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

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The Fiber Year 2020 – Slowing textile and apparel trade flows

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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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Reicofil testing lines at its technology center in Troisdorf, Germany, producing emergency meltblown

With shortages of PPE constantly making headlines over the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized, more than ever, the world’s current reliance on synthetic polymers and fibers in single-use disposables. Where will this leave initiatives to develop more sustainable fibers and encourage longer lasting products, with the end goal of eventually achieving a …

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Man cleaning elevator

Fibers are the basis for a nonwoven wipe. Whether it be staple fiber or a continuous fiber – fibers are the heart of the wipe, as they dictate key physical properties. There are a number of web-forming technologies that employ fibers in a web in conjunction with bonding process to make material for a wipe. …

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Bale wrapping using Durapack polypropylene packaging textiles from Beaulieu Technical Textiles

The use of technical textiles is quietly expanding in the US$850 billion global packaging market – an industry that is on the verge of a transformation with the arrival of new technologies and innovative and sustainable materials. The packaging industry involves goods or products that are contained, carried, stored and/or protected. The sector includes flexible …

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Reifenhäuser Reicofil

The current COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the reliance by the U.S. on Asian supply chains for much-needed Personal Protective Equipment essential to deal with the situation. Of primary importance is the supply of medical/surgical facemasks and gowns for healthcare workers. INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is currently assisting many government groups trying to …

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