Nonwovens production triples in Asia
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For decades, nonwoven fabrics were produced only in the U.S. and Europe. Numbers provided by "The Rupp Report" in Textile World show that the machinery has landed overseas and that Asian nonwoven manufacturing is way up. More
NETInc Nonwovens Conference welcomes attendees to Atlanta
For those who are preparing to attend the NETInc Nonwoven Conference, we invite you to review the conference program, in order to plan to get the most out of the conference.
Also, we want to point out that there are several keynote speakers that have been announced over the last month that you will want to plan to see. You will find full details of the keynote speakers on the conference website.
The 2011 NETInc conference, being held on Sept. 13-15, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.
Choose to attend the NETInc conference for a full rage of educational content and to add value to your company and growth to your career. Learn more about the full NETInc Nonwovens Conference program at the event website.
Take advantage of early bird registration to attend New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science Symposium
AATCC, The Fiber Society, and the National Textile Center are offering an international symposium on New Frontiers in Fiber Materials Science, Oct. 11–13, 2011, at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, S.C. Register by Sept. 26 to take advantage of the reduced registration fees to attend the event.
The symposium is structured around a series of sixteen mini-symposia - from optical fibers to biomimetics to fiber science theory and computer simulations - that draw from various areas of expertise, chaired by leading experts. Participants will engage in a conversation that poses questions and explores the answers, with an eye toward everyday and novel applications.
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 $175. After Sept. 26 fees will increase so register now and save. Refunds will be honored if cancellations are received on or before Oct. 3, 2011. A $75 cancellation fee will be charged. Additional conference details can be found by visiting this website.
North Carolina State leads research into conductive nonwovens
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Printed electronics is an emerging field, with countless possibilities for applications and production techniques. Researchers at the university and corporate level are actively developing new techniques for PE which may open the door for products. More
Cotton's potential for padding nonwovens
U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have conducted studies to investigate the use of virgin cotton in nonwoven materials and products. The work was led by cotton technologist Paul Sawhney and his colleagues at the Agricultural Research Service Cotton Chemistry and Utilization Research Unit in the agency's Southern Regional Research Center in New Orleans. More
Buckeye plans to close British Columbia nonwovens facility next year
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Buckeye Technologies Inc. plans to close its Delta, B.C., Canada, airlaid nonwovens facility by the end of calendar 2012. Products currently produced at Delta will be sourced from its facilities in Gaston County, N.C., and Steinfurt, Germany. More
Diaper composting to hit the UK
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A facility which uses pioneering technology from New Zealand to compost disposable diapers is set to open next year in the U.K., reports Carys Mathews of Edie.net, an online resource for professionals responsible for the sustainability of their company or organization. More
Conductive fibers weave flexible electronics
A new conductive fiber coating could enable wearable electronics without the wires. Potential applications include patient clothing that tracks heart rate, body temperature, and movement, as well as sensors for environmental monitoring. More
Warp-knitted backings turn synthetic leather business upside down
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It looks like leather, but no healthy animal hides are used to produce it and it offers exceptional characteristics - synthetic leather represents a real alternative to the expensive, natural version and offers many advantages. It is tough and durable, yet at the same time, it is reasonably priced, resistant to dirt and can be cleaned easily. More
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