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Waste-free functional nanocoating
A new range of high performance, durable and conformal nanocoatings for nonwovens and technical textiles and an atmospheric pressure plasma liquid deposition technology are being introduced by US organisation Triton Systems.
Big names bowled over by new technology
At the recent ITMA show, a nonwovens machinery builder has attracted enquiries from the likes of IKEA, Nike and Patagonia – while already supplying to Ford, General Motors, Toyota and Teijin – for its ability to create new value-added products from both staple synthetics and natural fibres like flax, hemp and PLA.
Strong new partnerships for Alexium
Alexium has signed new development partnership agreements with Bruck Textiles, Australia’s biggest textile manufacturer, and Wilbur Ross’s International Textile Group (ITG).
Streamlining for cost savings
At this week’s ITMA textile machinery show taking place in Barcelona, Trützschler Nonwovens has introduced its new Streamliner drum dryer which achieves much higher specific evaporation capacities than has previously been possible.
Certain growth in an uncertain future
Nonwovens will account for at least a quarter, and maybe as much as a third of all global textile production by 2050. This was the prediction of Friedrich Weninger, president of the Austrian Manmade Fibres Institute in his opening address at the 50th Dornbirn Man-Made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn-MFC) on Wednesday (September 14th).
Sustainable stamp for German machines
At the forthcoming ITMA 2011 in Barcelona, the VDMA Textile Machinery Association will introduce its BLUecoMPETENCE initiative for ecological design and energy efficien
Energy efficiency for BWF Protec
A special Montex gas powered stenter line with heat recovery for added efficiency has been supplied to Germany’s BWF Protec by Monforts.
Air filter with self-cleaning design
The new CDF-8 CompactDrum filter, introduced by LTG, a supplier of filtration and waste handling equipment for the nonwovens and textile industries, benefits from the company’s inside loaded filtration technolo
On the record for Buckeye
In its just released 2011 Sustainability Report, Buckeye Technologies reports that it has reduced its greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels and purchased electricity by over 5% per ton of production since 2007, while generating 80% of its total energy needs from renewable biomas
Spunlace savings with the Supra-Flow
In the manufacturing of spunlace nonwovens, drum-type dryers are usually employed after hydroentanglement. The unmatched temperature accuracy across the fabric width provided by Brückner’s newSupra-Flow BH flow-through belt-dryer is allowing new standards in spunlace nonwovens to be achiev
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