True safety in the operating room
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Over and over again one can read in the news that many European hospital patients have been infected and are even recalled to be tested for bacterial or viral infections - like hepatitis or HIV – that could have been transmitted during their hospital stay by dirty instruments. Not long ago, a hospital in the Netherlands had to close its intensive care unit due to fungi. Also, a Dutch TV show recently broadcast a documentary taken with a hidden camera about the unclean situation in several hospitals. Oftentimes, this is due to less efficient cleaning, a lack of resources and cost cutting, and it's leaving patients' lives at risk. More
Comprehensive conference brings all major nonwoven sectors under one roof
The 2011 NETInc conference, to be held on Sept. 13, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta will bring together technical experts and presenters to cover all of the major nonwovens topics: Filtration, Coating & Lamination, Fibers, Nanotechnology, Building Science, Emerging Technologies, & Market Trends.
Your time and educational budget is limited - and the conference is just a few weeks away. Choose to attend the NETInc conference for a full range of educational content and to add value to your company and growth to your career.
Learn more about the full NETInc Nonwovens Conference program and register at the event website.
Plenary speaker 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.
Julian Vincent, with the University of Bath in the United Kingdom, will be the plenary speaker for this event. Dr. Vincent will discuss "Plant Fibre Structures Inspire Novel Materials and Mechanisms." The focus of his presentation will be plants are largely composed of cellulose fibers in a matrix of some sort. The major variables are those which would be found in a textile (orientations of, and interactions between, the fibers) and a composite material (interactions of fiber and matrix, modifications of the matrix). Materials are unresponsive: examples are wood, which has inspired a material with very high specific toughness in impact, and a lily leaf, which has interesting fracture behavior. Mechanisms can respond to their environment: examples chosen are based on bilayers, which can change shape in gradual or catastrophic modes in response to environmental cues. These examples are adaptive in some manner, illustrating the selective advantage they give to the relevant organisms and implying advantage for a biomimetic version. Commercial development will be illustrated.
The registration fee for the three-day program is $500 to AATCC and Fiber Society members and $750 to non-members. The cost for students is US$175. After Sept. 26 fees will increase so register early and save. Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before Oct. 3, 2011. A $75 cancellation fee will be charged.
The complete program and conference details can be found by visiting here.
India: Textile sector remains 'core' to the economy
The Indian government is keen to support the growth of the country's technical textiles industry, promising to extend preferential funding in a sector that is expected to post double-digit growth over the next financial year. Speaking recently at the opening of the first International Conference on Technical Textiles – Technotex 2011 – the Minister for Commerce & Industry and Textiles said the textile sector remains core to the Indian economy, and has been identified as one of the main areas of development. More
Hygiene's curb appeal
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Women dress up their ears, their waistlines and their feet with fashionable accessories. Now they can also dress up their maxi pads. U by Kotex, a bold feminine care line from Kimberly-Clark Corporation recently announced a partnership with fashion visionary Patricia Field to introduce color and design variety on pads and liners. The partnership includes a contest where young women are invited to design and submit a maxi pad, accessory or inspiration board for consideration. More
Triton announces new RC1000 coating system
Triton Systems Inc ASSET division, announces the RC1000, its full scale roll-to-roll atmospheric plasma coating system. The RC1000 system can be used to functionalize woven and nonwoven textiles, plastic films, paper and other rolled products. Based on our proprietary atmospheric pressure plasma liquid technology, the RC1000 enables new functionalities via true surface modification without changing properties such as air permeability of textiles, or weight and appearance of treated rolled substrates. The RC1000 allows us to immediately introduce our Invexus brand of liquid repellent, antimicrobial and insect repellent coatings that can be used on technical textiles and specialty films. More
Delusterant boosts quality of polyester and nylon fibers
ColorMatrix, a world leader in liquid polymer dispersion technology, has entered the carpet, textile and nonwovens industry with a new liquid delusterant for use in polyester and nylon fiber production. Mattenex, a TiO2-based technology, reduces the reflective appearance of bright nylon and polyester fiber in a variety of applications from carpet and textile apparel to nonwoven and automotive products. It is suited to both staple and continuous filament production and engineered for heavy and fine deniers. More
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