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Nonwoven


COVID-19 Update: Ahlstrom-Munksjö ramps up medical fabrics production to produce 30 million face masks per month

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How hot-air bonding production parameters affect bi-component fiber nonwovens

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Worldwide staple fiber-based nonwoven consumption

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

With the coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading worldwide, International Fiber Journal is tracking stories relevant to the textile fiber industry. Facemasks, personal protective equipment, medical supplies and sanitary wipes are among the fiber-intensive technologies particularly relevant to the COVID-19 response effort. And as manufacturers of these technologies and others struggle to meet global demand in the face of the …

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blue medical nonwoven fabric

Hot-air nonwoven is three-dimensional porous fabric with fusible fiber as the main material. With these features, it is widely used in medical care and hygiene (e.g. sanitary towel, tampons, etc.), filtration (e.g., mask, air filter) and heat insulation. It is regarded as the most economical and practical porous fiber material. The production principle of hot-air …

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Reifenhauser R5

Recently, Reicofil introduced the latest generation R5 technology, providing five major benefits in output, quality, efficiency and uptime all centered around intelligence to maximize productivity, reliability and efficiency. The Reifenhäuser Group, known as The Extrusioneers, is a family business that has been in operation for more than 100 years with 1,500 employees worldwide. The company …

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Nonwoven production

Staple fiber represents nearly two-thirds (59%) of the resin and staple fiber used in the nonwovens industry. The consumption of staple fibers by drylaid, wetlaid, and airlaid short-fiber nonwovens production in 2018 was about 8.8 million tonnes, 35% more than five years before. The worldwide production of nonwoven roll goods reached 14.9 million tonnes in …

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Hydroentanglement process line

Hydroentanglement (sometimes referred to as spunlacing) is a bonding process used in the manufacture of nonwoven materials. It can be employed with either carded, wetlaid webbed, or drylaid webbed fibers. Hydroentanglement systems utilize rows of highly pressurized water jets to impinge on the fiber web and twist fibers around each other. The higher the pressure …

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