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Nonwovens Institute steers innovation
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Rooted in research and focused on product development and technological advancement, the Nonwovens Institute at North Carolina State University recently unveiled a new one-meter-wide Reifenhauser-REICOFIL meltblown pilot line during its research center's biannual Industrial Advisory Board meeting on May 23. More

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Easing consumer concerns: Suppliers roll out new allergan-protection products
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With allergy and asthma symptoms on the rise, it's time to talk to consumers about better health, overall wellness and cleanliness in the bedroom, say suppliers of mattress and pillow protection products. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the incidence of allergies and allergy-related asthma is ballooning in both children and adults, with one in five Americans exhibiting allergy or asthma symptoms. More

Technical textiles may see a billion dollar boost with health care
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A recently released report from IndiaMART Knowledge Services suggests that while the market for health care services is about to explode, so too is the potential for so-called technical textiles. While the technical textiles market may not reach the same levels as the healthcare sector, the opportunities for growth are big in their own right. How big, how about billion dollar big? More

Researching tomorrow's innovative textiles
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Around 200 textile research professionals met at the end of May in St. Gallen, Switzerland, at the international Fiber Society Spring Conference to keep abreast of current trends in research and development in this field. The host organization was Empa, where intensive work is being carried out on fiber and textile innovations. More

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Obama administration launches $26 million multi-agency competition to strengthen US manufacturing
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The Obama administration recently announced a $26 million multi-agency "Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge" to foster innovation-fueled job creation through public-private partnerships. These coordinated investments will help catalyze and leverage private capital, build an entrepreneurial ecosystem and promote cluster-based development in regions across the United States. More

Wall statements
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There are generally three types of wallpapers: Vinyl, nonwoven (nonwoven) and plain paper. Worldwide, nonwoven wallpaper is driving the market, says Brandon Lim, director of De Home Face. This is especially evident in Europe, where about 70 percent of the market is nonwoven, thanks to its good processing properties. And, it's biodegradable. It is tear-proof and does not stretch, shrink or curl. It is steam penetrable, or "breathable" as Lim puts it. But here, the demand for wallpaper is mostly driven by vinyl. More

Roller Profiles Tension Across Web

Measure web tension accurately at up to 10 points across your machine width, all on a single idler roll. Don’t let gauge band variations ruin your final product. Map a tension profile across the width of your substrate or on multiple strands simultaneously with the Segmented Tension Roll from DFE. MORE

Biomedical structures introduces breakthrough medical textile weaving capabilities for artificial tendon and ligament applications
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Biomedical Structures LLC, a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, recently announced its advanced new tapered medical textile solution for tendons, ligaments and other orthopedic applications. BMS' advanced weaving capabilities provide a high-precision medical textile solution able to match human anatomical construction of tendons and replicate performance. More

Freudenberg's Evolon gains traction in transportation industries
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Evolon, Freudenberg's microfilament spunlace nonwovens, can be specially adapted to the requirements of industries that need to move sensitive parts from one place to another. Evolon's extremely soft and smooth surface protects highly sensitive surfaces and avoids microscratches or texture transfer. Evolon is also extremely strong and may be used to pack and transport very heavy parts, according to Christophe Schlienger, technical packaging market manager of Freudenberg Evolon. More

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