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Technical Absorbents Limited (TAL) has developed a new grade of superabsorbent fiber (SAF) for use within a new range of SAF nonwoven fabrics that are more resistant to shrinkage.  The new fiber was developed for wound pad dressings. The fiber is capable of withstanding moisture used in the low-temperature EtO sterilization process that is frequently …

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DuPont, Eastman Sustainable Fiber

To meet a growing demand for sustainable fashion options, Eastman and DuPont Biomaterials announced the launch of a fabric collection made with sustainable, biobased materials. The collaboration blends Naia from Eastman and DuPont Sorona fibers to create garments with exceptional stretch and recovery, luxurious drape and a smooth, soft hand feel. The new collection will …

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Dupont, Sarteri StretchCosy

DuPont Sorona and Sateri’s EcoCosy have together developed a new fabric called StretchCosy. The fabric uses a blend of Sorona, a partially plant-based fiber, and Sateri’s ultra-comfortable and near weightless EcoCosy fibers to achieve a soft material that is highly stretchable, shape-retaining and, most importantly, sustainably sourced. StretchCosy combines the mechanical stretch of Sorona stretch …

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Suominen BIOLACE Pure for Wipes

Suominen has introduced BIOLACE Pure for wipes. The product is made of biodegradable, compostable, and renewable plant-based fibers and wood pulp from certified forests. The product does not contain any chemical binders or plastics. As the newest product in Suominen’s sustainable BIOLACE product family, BIOLACE Pure is designed to meet the growing wipes market’s increasing …

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SDL Atlas Impact Penetration Tester

SDL Atlas introduced the Impact Penetration Tester, precisely designed to satisfy AATCC Test Method 42: Water Resistance: Impact Penetration. Originally developed to predict for rain penetration, AATCC TM 42 has been adopted by the medical industry as a measure of liquid barrier performance for personal protective equipment (PPE). This Type II Design Impact Penetration Tester …

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