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Technologies


Coatings & treatments for PPE and protective apparel

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Getting color right – digital color management for textiles and fibers

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New SUPD guidance calls biopolymers ‘plastic’; yet PHA, PLA stakeholders remain optimistic for the long term

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Oerlikon BCF S8

Oerlikon Neumag showcased its BCF S8 carpet yarn system in Monocolor and Tricolor versions at this year’s DOMOTEX asia / CHINAFLOOR from March 24 – 26, 2021 in Shanghai. Whether Monocolor or Tricolor, the performance data and technological details of the BCF S8 versions offer up to 700 filaments per thread, significantly outperforming its sister, …

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MontexCoat Coating System

Monforts introduced the latest MontexCoat magnetic roller coating option to virtual delegates from around the world at the World Congress for Textile Coating, organized by International Newsletters. “The magnetic roller system allows a wide range of coatings and finishes to be carried out, while being easy to handle for operators and much easier to clean …

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Incorporation of fiber grade CaCO3 into PP nonwovens

Calcium carbonate, which is ubiquitous in nature, can be found everywhere in daily life. It is used widely as a coating agent for paper or cardboards and for paints; as an additive in food pharma and cosmetics; as a soil fertilizer in agriculture; for water remineralization; for flue gas desulfurization; and many other applications. In …

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Polarized light microscopy of liquid crystal

The Soft Functional Materials Lab @ VCU is motivated to apply fundamental science to solving challenging and practical problems. The lab focuses on the processing and characterization of soft functional materials with applications in biomedical and environmental engineering. Lab members work at the interface of polymer science, nanotechnology and biotechnology, to design, process, and apply …

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Comparison of treated textiles with different droplets

Anthony John Galante is pursuing a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, where he is conducting research on microbe repellent surfaces at the Lab for Advanced Materials in Pittsburgh (LAMP). His research focuses on the application of surfaces with different functionalities such as self-cleaning, stain-resistance, bacteria-repellency and virus repellency. Galante’s interest in …

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