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Fabric-Clad Pedestrian Bridge Poised to be Landmark Entry Point to Australian Sports Stadium (11/11/2016)

Australian football fans ready to cheer on the 2018 Australian Football League season will travel from all across the country to attend the highly anticipated opening of the new Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct located on Western Australia’s Burswood Peninsula. 


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Nano-Kebab Fabric Breaks Down Chemical Warfare Agents (10/10/2015)

Researchers have created a fabric material containing nanoscale fibers that are capable of degrading chemical warfare agents (CWAs). Uniform coatings of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) were synthesized on top of the nanofibers, forming unique kebab-like structures. These MOFs are what break down the CWAs, rendering them harmless.

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Student's Knee Sleeve Design Could Prevent Serious Sports Injuries (10/12/2016)

Sean Keane, a student at the Nottingham Trent University has designed a knee support sleeve that could stop painful, career-ending injuries before they occur. The design uses a prototype sleeve – made from elastomer and nylon – to apply compression to the knee, aiding blood flow to help reduce the risk of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries in sports professionals.

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Nonwovens and Textiles Contribute to Sustainability (10/17/2016)

Nicolai Strauch, press officer for VDMA Textile Machinery Association, Germany, representing medium-sized companies in the capital goods industry, spoke to VDMA member companies about textiles, textile machinery, and nonwovens contributing to a sustainable world, in the run-up to ITMA Asia CITME 2016, to be held next week, Oct. 21-25, in China. 

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Textile Coatings Market to Reach $ 6.81 Billion by 2021 (11/09/2016)

The size of the global coatings market was $ 5.51 billion in 2015 and is projected to reach $6.81 billion by 2021, at a CARG of 3.5%, according to the recent report, published by MarketsandMarkets.


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EcoWipes Invests in Technology from Trützschler and Voith (1/18/2018)

The progressive and sustainable WLS (wet-laid spunlacing) concept developed by the two companies for manufacturing wet-laid hydroentangled nonwovens is a perfect fit for the EcoWipes product range.

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Voith, Trützschler Introduce Safety Standard for Wet-laid Spunlaced Nonwovens Machines (5/10/2017)

Standard will help producers of Nonwovens to ensure safe and reliable operation of their machines. It also provides the basic prerequisite for meeting expectations in respect of production and quality. 

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Simulation Tool for Efficient Production of Nonwoven Fabrics (3/08/2017)

Nonwoven fabrics are indispensable to everyday life. A Fraunhofer Institute has developed software that makes the production of non-woven products much more efficient and flexible. With the tool FIDYST, it has been possible for the first time to simulate the movement of fibers in turbulent air currents. A real innovation—and the breakthrough in a theory that is more than a hundred years old.

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WPT Nonwovens Chooses A.Celli Nonwovens for U.S. Investment (2/13/2018)

A.Celli will supply a latest-generation winding line for the production of nonwovens at WPT’s new facilities in Beaver Dam, Ky., USA.

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Key Drivers and Trends for Hygiene Textiles (12/15/2016)

For 2016, the global hygiene market (baby diapers/nappies, feminine hygiene pads and tampons, and adult incontinence products, as well as the medical and wipes markets) will consume 4.4 million tons valued at $17 billion, according to Smithers Pira’s report The Future of Global Hygiene Markets to 2021: Wovens vs Nonwovens.

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New Report Studies Global Biodegradable SAP Market (12/16/2016)

The global biodegradable superabsorbent material market is expected to reach $190 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, San Francisco, Calif. Significant usage of bio-based, high-performance absorption polymers in adult incontinence products, disposable diapers, and agriculture applications is likely to boost the industry growth over the forecast period. Furthermore, the feminine hygiene sector is anticipated to provide unique opportunities for these environmentally friendly polymers over the next few years.

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Army Developing “Comfortable” Flame-Resistant Wool for Combat Uniforms (12/12/2016)

Flame-resistant. Breathable. Moisture wicking. These words don’t usually come to mind when thinking of wool, but Army researchers are hoping a wool-blend fabric that does all three will improve combat uniforms for troops.

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Google Files Patent for Gesture-Sensing Fabrics (10/11/2016)

Google has filed a patent with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office for its gesture control system developed under the Project Jacquard. This system works with smart-garments which make use of interactive textiles. These textiles can sense touch-based hand gestures to send out commands to devices kept in pockets or purses for carrying out pre-defined functions.

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China Continues to Dominate Global Polyamide Supply Chain (10/28/2016)

For the past decade, China has been the epicenter of the global PA6 / PA66 industry, underpinning much of the increase in global polyamide demand, and its needs have been a significant factor in setting prices for polyamide-based materials throughout the world, according to Quentin de Carvalho, Head of Nylon at PCI Wood Mackenzie.


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NeatCheeks Launches Berry Lemonade Flavored Face Wipes (10/24/2016)

NeatCheeks Flavored Face Wipes is on a mission to feed 100,000 children during the next year. The company has launched its newest flavor of face wipes, Berry Lemonade, through an Indiegogo campaign that will raise donations for Baby2Baby, a national organization that provides low-income children with the basic necessities that every child deserves. 


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FiberVisions to Showcase Next Generation Fibers at Hygienix (10/25/2016)

This week (through today, Oct. 27, 2016), FiberVisions and ES FiberVisions are highlighting their next generation of bicomponenent and trilobal polypropylene hygiene fibers, which utilize through-air bonding technology, at Hygienix 2016 in Orlando, Fla., USA. 


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Bioinspired Athletic Swim Suits (10/20/2016)

According to a report this week by Seshadri Ramkumar, professor, Nonwovens & Advanced Materials Laboratory, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA, a team of researchers from Cambridge-based Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the U.S. and visiting scientists from France took inspiration from semiaquatic rodent beavers to derive a mathematical model which could be used to develop swim suits and functional coating processes.

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Polyfab USA Announces FR Comshade Premium Shadecloth (10/18/2016)

After two years of development and having passed the rigid testing required by the California State Fire Marshal, as well as long-term accelerated weathering, Polyfab USA LLC, Manhattan Beach, Calif., has announced that its newly re-developed FR Comshade™ will soon be available from Polyfab distributors across the Americas.

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Study Explains Strength Gap between Graphene, Carbon Fiber (10/27/2016)

Carbon fiber, a pillar of strength in materials manufacturing for decades, isn't as good as it could be, but there are ways to improve it, according to Rice University scientists. They found the polymer chains that make up a common carbon fiber are prone to misalign during manufacture, a defect the researchers compared with a faulty zipper that weakens the product.


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Self-Powered Textile Could be Woven into Smart Clothes (11/04/2016)

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Ga., USA, and the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems in China have made the first hybrid self-charging power textile system that can harvest both solar energy and the mechanical energy from a person’s movements.


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