Today’s consumers demand high performance from the products they purchase such as apparel, home textiles and flooring products, so combating the undesirable effects of microbial growth is of utmost importance.
In March 2018 Beijing Sanlian Hope Shin-Gosen Technical Service Co. Ltd (SLHP) acquired 80% of the shares of Polymetrix AG, while 20% of the shares remained with Bühler AG in Switzerland. The strategic orientation of the new owners allows Polymetrix to grow rapidly and provide additional technology and engineering solutions for the polymer industry and …
The Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment technology offers cost-efficient and high-quality manmade fiber production. With innovative Industrie 4.0 solutions, the company is setting new standards with regards to customer benefits.
With the Plant Operation Center (POC), for example, manufacturers can maintain a holistic overview of manmade fiber system production – from the polycondensation and the spinning system through to texturing and the downstream further processes.
By Haydn Kriel, R&D Manager; Dr. Megan Coates, Senior Scientist; and Dr. Eugene Smit, CEO, The Stellenbosch Nanofiber Company (Pty.) Ltd. (SNC)
Nanofibers have a range of applications in medicine, cosmetics, environmental monitoring, energy generation and the manufacture of smart materials. The high surface area-to-volume ratio of these nanomaterials is highly beneficial for drug delivery and catalysis, and their controllable pore sizes, that can be tailored to selectively exclude components like bacteria or pollutants, makes nanofiber webs ideal for filtration, tissue engineering and wound care. Nanofibers are also versatile in that additives can be encapsulated within the fibers or coated on to the surface. The choice of the polymer and the nanofiber dimensions can be changed to obtain specific material properties.