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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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INVISTA T420HT fiber technology is one of the brand’s latest advancements for lightweight, breathable and quick-drying combat uniforms.

Invista’s Cordura brand specializes in the development of high-performance fabrics and fiber technologies used in a wide range of apparel, bags, packs, footwear and other products where durability is paramount.

With a strong military/tactical heritage and a 50-year history of innovative, durable solutions, the company has for several decades been delivering the fabrics of choice for protective gear and clothing with

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Surfaceskins mimic the effect of disinfecting a surface with an antibacterial wipe after every contact

By Adrian Wilson, International Corespondent

Disposable nonwoven products are indispensable in the fight against infection in hospitals today. They provide critical protection in the sterile gowns and drapes of operating room staff, as well as their instrument packaging, and contributing to more effective and convenient routine cleaning procedures throughout the facilities.

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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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