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Textiles 2015: More improvement ahead
Textile World
It's been a fairly good year for the U.S. domestic and apparel industries. Barring any unforeseen crisis, the small gains of the past 12 months should pretty much repeat themselves. More importantly, bottom lines should also continue to improve. Credit much of this upbeat projection to a still-strengthening economy. There is now growing evidence to support solid macro-economic growth, with gross domestic product — the most inclusive measure of U.S. activity — expected to advance at a 3 percent or slightly higher annual rate. This rate is actually a bit above this past year's advance, and the equally small increases of the previous few years.
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Cleaner more efficient cars impossible without nonwovens says EDANA
Innovation in Textiles
EDANA, the leading association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has launched its newest infographic on automotive nonwoven filter media, delivered as part of its study into durable nonwoven applications. "Without high performance nonwovens, many recent innovations to make cars cleaner and more efficient would not have been possible," said Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA.
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Researchers find carbon-enhanced cable insulation allows 26 percent higher voltage
Windpower Engineering & Development
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have discovered that the insulation plastic used in high-voltage cables can withstand a 26 percent higher voltage when nanometer-sized carbon balls are added. This could result in enormous efficiency gains in the power grids of the future, which are needed to achieve a sustainable energy system.
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  EasyWeb™ Torque Controller Holds Tension

Use the EasyWeb torque controller to maintain tension during unwinding or winding operations on printing and web finishing lines. As a lower-cost alternative to the high-precision transducer-based tension controllers DFE offers, the EasyWeb works from a diameter calculator signal to continually adjust winding torque and achieve roughly consistent running tension throughout the process. MORE
 


Johns Manville to unveil new range at Filtech
Filtration Separation
Nonwovens specialist Johns Manville is set to launch a range of new products at the Filtech trade show in late February. They will include polyester spunbond for industrial air pollution control applications and oil filtration; micro glass air media for HVAC applications; biosoluble glass micro fibers for HEPA/ULPA, ASHRAE air filtration and battery separators; PP meltblown for food and beverage and glass fiber sliver and glass needle mat for mist elimination.
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Taking plastics to the limit under the hood
European Plastics News
Nonwovens consultant Dr. George Kellie of U.K.-based Kellie Solutions said that nonwovens are on a journey. Traditionally known for car interior applications such as carpets, thermal insulation and headlining, he said that technical applications are the fastest growing area in nonwovens. In composite applications, nonwovens can give added strength, Kellie suggested, and also handle thermal insulation. He listed new uses of nonwovens in under the hood applications including battery separation filters, air system filters and acoustic heatshields.
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Smart and stretchable
Textile World
DuPont Microcircuit Materials, has launched the first products in a suite of stretchable conductive inks and related materials that can be printed on a textile to produce smart activewear and health- monitoring clothing and other smart textiles. The company reports the new materials provide a durable, comfortable, flexible, cost-competitive, manufacturing-ready alternative to electronically conductive yarns, polymers and other materials.
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Fraunhofer scientists research natural fibers
Reinforced Plastics
Scientists at the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research are researching the potential of hemp, flax, cotton and wood fibers as cheaper and more sustainable alternatives to glass and carbon fiber.
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Hungarian pianist unveils a futuristic new piano made of carbon-fiber composite
Sinfini Music
The 'Bogányi' was revealed in Budapest to an audience including pianists, politicians and the press. A sleek, futuristic body conceals a traditional iron frame and a soundboard made not of wood, but of carbon-fiber composite. The result of ten years of work by a team including the pianist Gergely Bogányi and industrial designer Péter Üveges, the instrument is reportedly resistant to temperature change and has greater resonance, vibration and sustaining power than a conventional model.
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