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AATCC Announces Winners of Seventh Annual Materials Research Poster Competition.

By   /  June 28, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

N.C, USA – The winners of the 2012 AATCC Materials Research Poster Competition have been selected. The competition (developed by AATCC’s Materials Interest Group) aims to promote innovative product development from a material structures design perspective. Submissions were invited from both graduate and undergraduate students. The three themes/categories of this year’s competition were: Industrial/Technical/Sports Materials, […]

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Ahlstrom plans to close its plant in Barcelona.

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Ahlstrom, a global high performance materials company, plans to close its plant in Barcelona, Spain. The plant, which manufactures products for advanced and transportation filtration businesses, has suffered from continued weakening demand in Southern Europe. The company estimates that about 30 employees will be affected starting from the second half of 2012. The Barcelona plant, […]

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Reflective Nonwoven Composite Membranes.

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Don & Low have developed a new range of nonwoven composite fabrics that combine spunbond nonwovens with innovative reflective foils and metallised films. These new fabrics offer a range of strong, flexible and durable reflective nonwovens that can be utilised for a variety of functional and decorative purposes The benefits offered by these reflective composites […]

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Federal- Mogul Exhaust Sleeving Provides Customizable Flexible Design To Increase Vehicle Emission Performance.

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Optimized design reduces weight, offers improved durability and thermal management benefits. Federal-Mogul Corporation  has enhanced its innovative line of Thermflex® exhaust insulating sleeves. The optimized design can now be tailored to fit any combination of exhaust pipe and tube geometries, helping to increase efficiency of a vehicle’s exhaust system, while protecting sensitive nearby vehicle components. […]

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Lear Completes Acquisition of Guilford Mills.

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Fabric, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Lear Corporation , a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical power management systems, has completed the acquisition of Guilford Mills, a global leader in automotive and specialty fabrics.  The purchase price was $257 million. “The acquisition of Guilford is consistent with our strategy to strengthen and grow our core businesses by expanding our […]

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Oerlikon Neumag enhances nonwoven product performance with innovated spunbond technology.

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

At this year’s Anex from 13 – 15 June in Seoul, Korea, Oerlikon Neumag exhibits its nonwoven technology portfolio with a special focus on enhanced product performance with an innovated spunbond technology at booth L24 in hall 10. In addition to the supply of standalone equipment for spunbond, meltblown and airlaid production, Oerlikon Neumag focuses […]

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INTERFILIÈRE PARIS COSMETIC TEXTILE FOCUS.

By   /  June 21, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

While aiming to reflect the international market in the textile industry, Interfilière Paris has always worked hard to support innovation by encouraging the development of new technologies. Initiated by pioneering exhibitors a dozen or so years ago, cosmetic textiles made a discrete entrance at Interfilière Paris through microencapsulation technology. They have since been developed and […]

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US manufacturer Gore plans further investment.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Fabric, Technical Textiles / Nonwovens  /  No Comments

Despite less foreign direct investment going into China, the US-based W. L. Gore & Associates Inc, a leading manufacturer of advanced technology products for the electronics, fabrics, industrial and medical markets, plans to increase its presence in China by investing more in its Shenzhen plant this year. Gore, which entered China about 10 years ago, […]

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Kenactiv Launches Activāt Fiber Technologies.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Yarn & Fibre  /  No Comments

Activāt Fiber Technologies applies Kenactiv’s innovative and customizable processing and treatments to kenaf, jute and flax fibers to create sustainable solutions for manufacturers seeking high performance yet sustainable alternatives to synthetic and other natural fibers. Kenactiv Innovations Inc.,  a leading innovator and manufacturer of sustainable biobased performance fibers and products, announced today the launch of […]

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Biomedical Structures Introduces Breakthrough Medical Textile Weaving Capabilities for Artificial Tendon and Ligament Applications.

By   /  June 20, 2012  /  Technical Textiles / Nonwovens, Weaving & Knitting  /  No Comments

Biomedical Structures LLC (BMS), a developer of biomedical textiles for medical devices and other advanced clinical applications, today 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. Complementing […]

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