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Creating a more breathable, reusable N95 mask

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COVID-19 adds urgency in the move toward technology with remote capability

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Understanding meltblown and a market gone mad

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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 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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ANDRITZ ProWin Nonwovens

The weight profiling product range of ANDRITZ – consisting of ProDyn and ProWid – has been extended by ProWin, a combination of the two existing systems that allows nonwovens producers to achieve optimum weight profiling at the crosslapper delivery and increase their process speed by up to 15% at the same time, according to the company. ProWin …

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NatureWorks’ Ingeo PLA biopolymer

NatureWorks, Nonwovens Institute collaboration produces an innovative new filter media As the world faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) for medical workers confronting the COVID-19 pandemic, a long-standing partnership between NatureWorks and the Nonwovens Institute (NWI) at North Carolina State University (NC State) has resulted in a new spunbond nonwoven technology that …

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Oerlikon digitizing technologies

For the past few years now, Industry 4.0 concepts have been introduced by the leading European suppliers of technologies for the production of synthetic fibers and nonwovens. In 2020, some of these new ideas have been tested to the full. Most notably, remote support services to customers have not just been in demand, but proved …

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Meltblown process

Everyone now seems to have heard of meltblown, but what is meltblown? Meltblown is the term for one of the methods of forming resins/fibers into nonwoven material. Meltblown is typically known for: Fine fibers – Meltblown is typically differentiated by its fiber size. Random fiber orientation High surface area – As a result of the …

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