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Webinar tommorow: Cellulose Nanofibrils (CNF) – a Big Hype or on the Edge of a Breakthrough?
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VTT Research Center of Finland invites you to join us for a complimentary webinar "Cellulose Nanofibrils (CNF) a Big Hype or a Breakthrough?" on Wednesday May 27 at 10 a.m. EST, presented by Dr. Heli Kangas, Senior Scientist at VTT and Pia Qvintus, Head of Research area for Fibers and Biomaterials Research at VTT. Join this webinar to learn how you could speed up your development activities through a profound understanding of underlaying mechanisms. For more details and to register, visit http://bit.ly/1O8PpuH,
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What US manufacturing needs to succeed
CNBC
Today, manufacturing in the U.S. is as resilient and robust as ever. But to continue manufacturing's success in the U.S., we must create a business environment that enables our progress. We need an environment that helps manufacturers succeed.
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  EasyWeb™ Torque Controller Holds Tension

Use the EasyWeb torque controller to maintain tension during unwinding or winding operations on printing and web finishing lines. As a lower-cost alternative to the high-precision transducer-based tension controllers DFE offers, the EasyWeb works from a diameter calculator signal to continually adjust winding torque and achieve roughly consistent running tension throughout the process. MORE
 


Clarity for cotton
Sustainable Nonwovens
Barnhardt Natural Fibers has launched the new Purified Cotton symbol for nonwoven-based personal care, wound care, baby care and adult incontinence product packaging to give consumers the assurance they are buying products with the purest, safest and highest grade of cotton.
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Evolon microfilament fabric mirrors paper appearance
Innovation in Textiles
Derse, a U.S.-based major marketing company, elaborated a design concept named "Unwrap the Truth," based on authentic, raw materials. They looked for a material that would mimic the appearance and feeling of packaging paper with the ability to be printed and sewn, strong enough to be held under tension in metallic frames, shaped as if it was torn-away paper, and of course, flame-retardant.
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5 fashion labels using smart textiles in activewear
Sourcing Journal
Veteran icons such as Lycra and MicroModal are being reworked into women's active collections today, joining a new generation of sweat-wicking and heat resisting microfibers. Here are five women's wear collections using smart textiles that look and feel fashion-inspired.
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Focus on performance
Textile World
What most recognize as a composite today, usually begins with some sort of fibrous "stuff" in the form of individual fibers, yarns, fabrics or near net shape preforms. Add to this a resin or matrix binder, most likely using a mold of some type, and apply a combination of heat and pressure to cure the resin, followed by a bit of finishing as needed and the result is a composite part. In many cases, it’s literally that simple. However in other cases, it is much, much more complicated than that. What is the main driver for the composites industry’s continued seemingly sustainable growth and why are composites so interesting?
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The new Freudenberg
Nonwovens Industry
Freudenberg, the largest nonwovens producer in the world, merged two of its successful business groups — Freudenberg Nonwovens and Freudenberg Politex Nonwovens — into the new group Freudenberg Performance Materials on Jan. 1. Together, the $1 billion company will supply materials in various markets and applications including automotive interiors, apparel, building materials, hygiene, medical, shoe components and specialties.
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