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Q&A: The continuously evolving landscape of fibers for filtration

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Student Spotlight: Electrospun biomaterials

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Heimtextil 2019: New fiber functionality for a mass market

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Performance assurance program for textiles with built-in sun protection Huntsman Textile Effects has extended the HIGH IQ® performance assurance scheme to help mills, brands and retailers meet consumer demand for garments and accessories with built-in sun protection. HIGH IQ® SUN PROTECT provides an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of up to 50 and above, providing the …

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FR fabrics for emergency responders from TenCate.

By Geoff Fisher, European Editor

The second half of the 20th century saw a dramatic increase in the need for personal protection. The rise of health and safety requirements in the workplace has required the use of protective apparel for workers in many industries, while the threat of chemical and biological terrorist attacks, as well as natural pandemics, have become key political issues.

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American & Efird (A&E), a global leader in industrial sewing thread manufacturing, announced the official launch of REPEL, an advanced, PFC-FREE, water repellency enhancement. REPEL is an additional feature customers can order and have applied to A&E’s global sewing thread brands. As consumers evolve in how they use and wear products, A&E believes it is …

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Dr. Ingo Mählman

By Ken Norberg, Editor

Applications, fiber quality and stabilization determine the quality of nonwovens. The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment, a proven expert in polymer processing, spinning and texturing, also beneficially deploys its many years of expertise for its nonwovens (airlaid, meltblown and spunbond) and staple fiber technology.

The group’s Neumünster, Germany-based nonwoven business unit is therefore able to offer solutions for processes and systems for manufacturing high-end spunbond and fibers for carded nonwovens.

International Fiber Journal had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Ingo Mählmann, Vice President Sales and Marketing for the nonwoven business unit at the Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment.

Dr. Mählmann, the demand for nonwovens has been rising since 2002. What is the reason for this ongoing growth?

Huge infrastructure programs, particularly in China and India as well as in other emerging countries, are being implemented,

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More than 900,000 m2 of geotextiles were supplied by Italy’s Manifattura Fontana during the expansion of the Panama Canal.

By Adrian Wilson, International Correspondent

While not generally a field characterized by frequent innovation, a potentially disruptive new technology is being introduced to the North American geotextiles market by Greer, South Carolina-based Haydale Technologies.

Haydale is an advanced materials group with a focus on the integration of nanomaterials into next-generation commercial technologies and industrial materials, with six facilities in the USA, Europe and the Far East.

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