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Nonwoven Wipe Innovation for Global Security

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A view of the North American nonwovens market and material consumption

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New fiber routes to performance fabrics

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FLT demonstrating the use of FiberTect to wipe away toxins from the skin of an animal.

Recent work by the U. S. Army has shown that FiberTect wipe can decontaminate biological toxin spores as well. With heightened political tensions in some regions of the world, high-tech sectors like defense, personnel protection and semiconductor are gaining due attention. Advanced textiles find applications such as decontamination wipes, body armor, medical textiles, wearables, etc. …

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Nonwoven

This is a great time to be in nonwovens and will continue to be so, as demand and, correspondingly, localized supply, to meet that demand, continues to increase. The nonwovens industry has responded to the pandemic and will continue to provide materials that keep the surfaces we touch clean, protect the air we breathe, and …

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C.F. Weber workwear reinforced with Cordura re/cor recycled nylon 6.6 fabrics. Photo courtesy of C.F. Weber

From basalt to recycled carbon to sustainable nylons, today’s advanced fabrics are exhibiting environmentally sound components that are sustainable and innovative. An emphasis at the Techtextil show in Frankfurt, Germany from June 21-24, 2022 – as was also the case at the recent JEC World composites show in Paris from May 3-5 – was on …

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Over the past half century, nonwovens production in Greater Europe has climbed fifty-fold. Photo courtesy of A.Wilson

A hail of silver bullets required – getting plastics to net zero What if all plastics, including synthetic fibers and nonwovens, could become net zero in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050? This tantalizing possibility is raised in a new report, Reshaping Plastics by Munich-based Systemiq. The report was, in turn, cited as an example …

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IDEA22 expects to draw more than 6,500 senior level delegates and more than 500 exhibitors to the show, March 28-31, 2022, in Miami Beach.

INDA, the Association for the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, will convene the nonwovens industry at its triennial IDEA conference and exhibition, March 28-31, 2022, in Miami Beach, Florida. IDEA22 expects to attract 6,500+ senior-level delegates and 500+ exhibitors from myriad industry sectors, including absorbent hygiene, wipes, filtration, medical/surgical products, including personal protective equipment, home & office …

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