The ups and downs of the needlepunch market
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After a period of reduced activity, needlepunch investment is picking up, driven by growth in its core markets like geotextiles, automotives, filtration and bedding where the technology's flexibility is a value. Also driving growth is a market rebound. After a few years of little investment, makers of the cards, crosslappers and looms that make up a needlepunch system are reporting demand they cannot keep up with. More
NETInc breaking news: New Innovation Keynote Session just announced
The Innovation Keynote Session will kick off the 2011 NETInc conference on Sept. 13, 2011 with speakers and innovations in the nonwovens arena that are changing the world we live in and shaping the face of the future of nonwovens.
This Keynote Session will include presentations by Dr. Anthony Atala, who engineered the first lab-grown organ to be implanted into a human - a bladder - and is developing experimental fabrication technology to "print" human tissue on demand. He will discuss his work and also provide his view of the future of nonwovens in the medical arena.
Also presenting in this Keynote Session will be Peter Mayberry of Mayberry & Associates LLC, who will be speaking on the topic "Challenges to Continued Innovation of Textile-Based Medical Devices: What the Future Holds for FDA's 510(k) Clearance Process," and Don Scott, VP of Marketing & Business Development, speaking on "Malnove Packaging and Packaging Solutions: The Shape of Sustainable Non-Woven Packaging."
Learn more about the Innovation Keynote Session and the full NETInc Nonwovens Conference program at the event website.
Program announced for New Frontiers in Fiber Materials science symposium
AATCC, The Fiber Society, and the National Textile Center will offer an international symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, Oct. 11–13, 2011, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C.
Fibers as Building Blocks of Advanced Materials, the symposium theme, is a response to and reflection of recent advances in nanoscience and technology. The symposium is structured around a series of sixteen mini-symposia - from optical fibers to biomimetics to fiber science theory and computer simulations - that draw from various areas of expertise, chaired by leading experts. Participants will engage in a conversation that poses questions and explores the answers, with an eye toward everyday and novel applications.More
Kimberly-Clark to build innovation center in Colombia
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Kimberly-Clark will establish a Global Innovation Center in Bogota, Colombia, the first facility of its kind in the region. The center will develop products using local and regional insights to meet broader consumer needs around the world. This development follows Kimberly-Clark's recent announcement it would establish a Korea Global Innovation Center and marks a significant expansion of the company's worldwide innovation capabilities. More
Development and evaluation of a prototype nonwoven fabric filter for purification of malaria-infected blood
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Many malaria-related studies depend on infected red blood cells as fundamental material; however, infected blood samples from human or animal models include leukocytes (white blood cells or WBCs), especially difficult to separate from iRBCs in cases involving Plasmodium vivax. These host WBCs are a source of contamination in biology, immunology and molecular biology studies, requiring their removal. Nonwoven fabric has the ability to adsorb leukocytes and is already used as filtration material to deplete WBCs for blood transfusion and surgery. More
New liner goes into place at Montana landfill
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A $2 million project at the Flathead County landfill in Kalispell, Mont., is scheduled for completion Sept. 6. The fourth landfill liner, which prevents water passing through trash from getting into groundwater, is now being installed at the facility halfway between Kalispell and Whitefish just off U.S. 93. More
Optima Cast, optimal condition for your wounds
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People have more and better options than they used to, when it comes to choosing their favorite outdoor activities. Some go climbing, some bike riding and some play sports with friends and family. And it is true, all these plays are utterly fun and pleasant, and they make people forgetful and let them feel like they are off the hook from being in danger of several different unexpected accidents. But these accidents still come, like a thief at the very worst moment, and people get hurt. But when that moment comes, you don't have to panic like the others. Instead you can pull something out of your small first-aid box. It is the Optima Cast. More
QuickMedical introduces new QM-Elite disposable gown
The new QuickMedical QM-Elite non-sterile disposable gowns are heavier then most disposable gowns making them ideal for a number of uses where a lighter grade gown may not be safe or appropriate. Due to its variety of uses, the new QM-Elite gown can reduce hospital and clinic inventory by not having to purchase a different disposable gown for each and every procedure. More
Pegas second-quarter profit rises, helped by currency swings
Pegas Nonwovens SA, a Czech maker of special textiles used in hygiene products and health care, said second-quarter profit more than doubled, helped by currency swings and as amortization charges a year ago weren't repeated. Net income for the three months ended June 30 was 4.41 million euros ($6.36 million) up from 1.78 million euros, the Znojmo, Czech Republic based-registered company said in an emailed statement. Revenue rose 21 percent to 41.6 million euros. More
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