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A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption

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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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A net zero vision

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Figure 1. Schematic of the centrifugal spinning process

Hanna Pysik is pursuing an M.Sc. in Textile Chain Research specializing in textile technology at Reutlingen University. Her semester thesis is in cooperation with the German Institutes for Textile and Fiber Research in Denkendorf (Germany) where she is conducting research on the effects of centrifugal spinning for fine fiber nonwovens. Hanna first became interested in …

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Smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) are being employed in a range of applications

Humanity has long been able to conceptualize fitness, quantifying everything from strength and endurance to flexibility and agility. About 40 to 50 years ago, however, attention turned to the nutritional aspects of fitness, and healthy eating habits became integrated into the fitness-oriented lifestyle. Now, sleep has taken center stage as a vital component to both …

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Bally Ribbon Mills' smart textile products

I recently received a call from Yoel Fink, Ph.D., the founder of Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA) and a professor of Materials Science and Electrical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Fink is leading a course called Computing Fabrics – the first class on fabrics taught at MIT in the past century …

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JEC Composites Connect all-virtual exhibition

JEC Group, the world’s leading company dedicated to promoting composite materials, has adapted its annual JEC World event as an all-new digital platform called JEC Composites Connect. The virtual event, presented June 1-2, 2021, represents the composite industry’s most significant event since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, hosting major industry players and highlighting innovations …

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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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