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Student Spotlight: Reusable textiles for liquid and virus repellency

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COVID-19 Update: INDA publishes Meltblown Nonwoven Markets: COVID-19 Impact Analysis

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Agrotextiles expand the landscape in the fight against food insecurity

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The automotive tailgate part is one of the most complex components of a car. It has to be resistant against impact forces and at the same time it needs to be stiff. To meet these requirements the conventional tailgate consists of several metal components, the outer and inner part and several additional reinforcements parts. In order to address light weight design, the substitution of metal components with composites is considered.

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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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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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