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Student Spotlight: Sustainable porous carbon nanofiber alternatives to oil-based materials

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Student Spotlight: Driving performance improvement for PLA in fibers and nonwovens

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The potential for nanofiber

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Figure 1. Porous carbon nanofibers derived from organosolv lignin and developed for glucose sensing.

The Bernal Institute hosts a multidisciplinary team of world-leading materials scientists and engineers at University of Limerick. The composite cluster aims to develop of new carbon fiber materials from sustainable resources (lignin) for their use in composites with thermoplastic matrices from natural, sustainable supplies. Dr. Beaucamp Mc Loughlin completed her Material Science master’s degree at …

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Thermo-mechanical properties and b) stress-strain curves of PLA and modified PLA

Hamid Ebrahimi recently graduated with a Ph.D. in Fiber and Polymer Science from North Carolina State University where he studied polylactic acid (PLA) structure-process-property relationships with other biodegradable polymers. His research was conducted through the Nonwovens Institute (NWI). The NWI serves as a bridge between industry and academia, where students can get the best of …

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Scotland-based CelluComp has invented a proprietary process that is unique in allowing the properties of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) made from root vegetable waste to be fully utilized.

Nanofiber is a continuous fiber, which has a range of billionths of a meter. As a definition, nanofibers are generally classified as a fiber that is 1 nm to 100 nm, with a length of 100 times or more the diameter. In nonwovens and fabrics, this classification is often extended to include fibers as a …

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The Swiss company Livinguard has developed a treatment for textile facial masks that can directly inactivate bacteria and viruses

Coatings and treatments at the fiber level are primarily utilized as a process aid. These ingredients can be used to heat stabilize the fiber while it is spun and stretched. They can also make the fibers easier to convert into the final fabric, and they can even be washed away during the process. Meanwhile, coatings, …

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Getting color right, through digitalized computers and software.

While digitalization has become increasingly valuable over the past few years, the COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the need for a fully digitalized supply chain throughout the textile and fiber industries, especially as critical business decisions must now be made quickly and remotely. A digitalized supply chain is a necessary building block in the process of …

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