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Upcoming webinar: Protective Textiles 101
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The TAPPI Nonwovens Engineers and Technologists Division continues its webinar series with Protective Textiles on Friday Sept. 5 at noon EDT hosted by Seshadri Ramkumar of Texas Tech University. This sector is a growth industry even in developed economies and is R&D intensive. The webinar will provide a basic understanding of the use of fibrous materials as protective materials. Recent developments in this field such as nonwoven based defense PPE and decontamination wipes will be discussed.

In addition to protection, the need for user comfort emphasizes the use of lightweight nonwovens in developing protective textiles. This field is exhaustive and hence this webinar will provided a 101 understanding of the field.

Seshadri Ramkumar is a Professor of nonwovens and technical textiles at Texas Tech University (TTU), Lubbock, Texas where he directs the Nonwovens Laboratory. He is active in the field of nonwovens and serves on the TAPPI NET Division Council as secretary. He is also a member of Technical Advisory Board of INDA and serves as the Chair of the Materials Interest Group of AATCC. For his efforts in promoting nonwovens in India, Textile Association of India awarded him its highest research award, Honorary Fellow of Textile Association.

For additional details and to register for this webinar visit: Protective Textiles Registration
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Technology advances open up new doors for nonwovens in medical market
NONWOVENS INDUSTRY
The market for medical nonwovens was worth $1.6 billion in 2013 and will reach $2 billion in 2018 on increased demand for wound care, adult incontinence and health care wipes, according to a report recently issued by research firm Smithers Apex. According to the U.K.-based research firm, nonwovens are favored in medical applications because they demonstrate reduced cost to use in highly cost-sensitive hospital and institutional environments. Similarly, they routinely outperform textile and fluff pulp-based products in comfort, barrier properties, absorbency and resistance to contamination. This should lead to continuing replacement of reusable medical fabrics by disposable, nonwovens-based fabrics around the world.
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Garmatex launches cooling fiber technology at PGA Fashion
Fibre2Fashion
Garmatex Technologies, Inc., an industry-disrupting inventor and supplier of scientifically-engineered performance fabrics and apparel technologies, has announced the launch of IceSkin technology at the PGA Fashion and Demo Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. IceSkin is an advanced cooling fabric designed to help wearers function in extreme weather temperatures by regulating body temperature. It uses natural jade minerals, in combination with Garmatex's CoolSkin quick dry microfiber filaments, to harness the cooling effects of the body's perspiration and optimize comfort by lowering the skin’s surface temperature.
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Digital technology driving textile printing industry
Innovation in Textiles
The emergence of innovations and growing adoption of digital technological solutions aimed at improving print speed, design and efficiency are driving the next growth wave in the printing sector. According to the latest report released by Global Industry Analyst, the global production of printed textiles is forecast to reach 27.8 billion square meters by 2018.
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Block-It housewrap features breathable technology
NONWOVENS INDUSTRY
Kimberly-Clark has entered the housewrap market with a new product guaranteed to keep moisture out while allowing vapor to escape. According to the company, the technology behind Block-It drew on K-C's significant expertise in the development and manufacture of nonwoven breathable materials. Block-It housewrap offers a tough liquid barrier that prevents liquid penetration and additional breathability benefits. It also takes building protection to the next level, with patented technology that channels liquid away from the wall assembly and to the ground.
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Autefa debuts thermo and mechanical bonding for nonwovens
Fibre2Fashion
During CINTE/ Techtextil China 2014, Autefa Solutions will share their latest developments for high speed thermobonding ovens for the manufacturing of ADL nonwovens, as well as for drying systems for the Airlaids and Wetlaids industry. The needle loom stylus is one of the developments they will discuss.

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A spray foam insulation edges closer to surpass fiberglass insulation in 2016
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The conventional mode of drying textiles after they have been dyed is a slow process. Textile industries can increase throughput and fill orders more prominently using Radio Frequency (RF) Dryers. RF systems have the capability to accelerate the drying process and shorten production time.

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Don't Miss Predictive Maintenance Training Program
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TAPPI's Building Sciences Committee is offering a Predictive Maintenance Training Program as part of their 2014 Fall Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina, Sept. 17-19. For additional details and registration information, click here.

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Manufacturers love US, Mexico
Forbes
We've been hearing this for the past three years: Multinationals are moving to the U.S. to manufacture goods of all kinds. China's days as the globe's low cost producer are over. Hurrah for labor. Not so fast. One reason why manufacturing is returning to the U.S. is stagnant wages. Other reasons are because of logistics, location to other markets the manufacturer is targeting, and high productivity due to automation.
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Scott & Fyfe launches Polymat FR for fire retardant applications
Innovation in Textiles
Scott & Fyfe, a leading designer and producer of technical textiles, has announced the introduction of Polymat FR, an extensive chopped glass mat designed for RTM applications. The product is launched as a new addition to the company's successful Polymat range and it will be targeted at applications requiring the highest level of fire performance, like rail interior parts that must comply with standards such as EN 45545.
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Autefa debuts thermo and mechanical bonding for nonwovens
Fibre2fashion
During CINTE/ Techtextil China 2014, Autefa Solutions will share their latest developments for high speed thermobonding ovens for the manufacturing of ADL nonwovens, as well as for drying systems for the Airlaids and Wetlaids industry. The needle loom stylus, one of their developments, is equipped with the innovative Variliptic drive system, which enables high production speeds while also ensuring a gentle needling of the nonwoven fabric.
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Turning tampons into agents for change
NewsWorks
A Philadelphia company uses feminine hygiene products to empower girls in developing countries. Cora, founded by Philadelphia's Molly Hayward, has found a way to logically combine both business models. The service delivers a personalized menstruation management kit — tampons, tea, chocolate, etc. — each month while providing a supply of similar products to girls in India who might otherwise have to take days off from school for their period. Tampons, pads, and liners provided by Cora ditch the synthetics for two materials: cotton and corn cellulose.
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