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Nanotech expands cotton applications
Research scientists in the US say nanotechnology creates new uses for cotton nonwovens in devices for the medical sector. Tony Whitfield spoke to Doug Hinchliffe from the Cotton Chemistry and Utlisation Research Unit (CCU RU) at the United States Department of Agriculture.
Platinum recovered from fuel cells
Resource recovery business Axion Consulting, a division of Axion Recycling, has worked with nonwoven materials manufacturer Technical Fibre Products and fuel cell components manufacturer Johnson Matthey Fuel Cells on a platinum and polymer recovery project, co-funded by Innovate
Nonwovens Institute selects projects
Research projects covering responsive hydrogels in nonwoven fabrics, photoactive polymers, and the impact of polymer blends on the melt-spinning process have been chosen for funding from the Nonwovens Institute, North Caroli
Spunchem boost for SA hygiene market
Spunchem, one of South Africa’s leading producers of nonwoven fabrics, is to build a new spunbond line and upgrade facilities to increase capacity at its plant in Durban.
Suominen promotes sustainability
Suominen is to increase its output of products manufactured using certified raw materials as part of a new strategy to promote sustainability in nonwovens used in its wipes, hygiene products and medical applications.
Freudenberg lithium project
Nonwovens manufacturer Freudenberg Performance Materials is co-ordinating the new HiPoLiT research consortium, which was launched in January 2016 with €2 million in funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMB
Beaulieu Fibres in Panama geotextiles
UV-resistant fibres from polypropylene (PP) staple fibre supplier Beaulieu Fibres International are being used in Manifattura Fontana’s geotextiles helping to waterproof and protect the Panama Canal extensions.
Toray ups polypropylene production
The production capacity of polypropylene spunbond nonwoven fabric will be expanded at Toray Advanced Materials Korea.
EPO upholds Mitsubishi patent on bio-polyester
The European Patent Office has issued a statement agreeing with Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation that it owns a patent for biomass-based polyester after a number of other corporations questioned its validity.
AHP recycling plans resubmitted
Absorbent Hygiene Product (AHP) waste recycling specialist Knowaste has resubmitted plans to develop the UK’s largest nappy recycling facility in Hayes, West Lond
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