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Polyester performance from Foss
A new Foss all-polyester nonwoven containing up to 75 per cent post-consumer recycled fibres is proving a hit with automotive brands for thermoformed interior parts such as trunk liners, insulation components and even exterior wheel arch liners.
Disposable nonwovens aid infection control
Medical nonwoven disposables are key in the global healthcare industry for helping to prevent the transmission of infection, according to new research. Companies cited in the report include Ahlstrom, Georgia-Pacific, Kimberly-Clark and Unicharm Corporation.
Textile coatings for medical applications
Polymer company Covestro is to present its raw materials for sustainable waterborne textile coatings said to have improved resistance to disinfectants at the Compamed trade show in Düsseldorf, Germany, later this month.
Odour eaters for easyJet
EasyJet is to retrofit its fleet of A320 family aircraft with the latest Pall Aerospace PUREair advanced cabin air filters with odour reduction technology.
Clarcor buys Fiberio, secures GE contract
Clarcor, headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee, has acquired Fiberio, the manufacturer of technology for nanofibre nonwoven filter media. The acquisition will be beneficial to the major new contract Clarcor has secured with GE (General Electric) in respect of its H-class gas turbine platform.
Additives for medical products
Speciality chemicals leader Clariant and its masterbatches business unit have announced a new range of colour and functional additives for use in spunbond fibres used in nonwoven medical applications.
Expanding the use of CO2
The first mattresses and upholstered furniture made with CO2-based foam will be on the market by the end of this year. Now Covestro is planning to make CO2 elastomers for the automotive industry as well.
Introducing BonarPure
BonarPure is the new brand name for Low and Bonar’s products and services for the filtration and separation markets, unveiled at the Filtech exhibition in Cologne, Germany, this week.
Industry needs to act on PFCs
Increased awareness and demand for sustainable products in consumer-driven markets is now one of the most important marketing tools for brands, according to Mårten Hellberg, CEO of Swedish cleantech company OrganoClick.
Testori’s Super Spark Blockers
In steelworks, foundries and other industrial works where non-ferrous metals are processed, high temperature particles and sparks can pose problems. In filtration systems, nonwoven filter media can be particularly vulnerable to damage.
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