Medical, Health & Hygiene
On 28 May 2014, the German ESA astronaut Dr Alexander Gerst will take off from the cosmodrome in Baikonur, in Kazakhstan, bound for the International Space Station (ISS).
During the six-month Blue Dot mission, Dr Gerst will be responsible for almost 40 different experiments including the Spacetex project, the first clothing physiology experiments to be carried out in a weightless environment.
The DiloGroup, represented by DiloTemafa, DiloSpinnbau and DiloMachines, has provided widespread information about numerous applications of nonwovens showing various products at Index nonwovens trade fair that took place from 8-11 April in Geneva, Switzerland.
Nonwovens producers, raw material suppliers and machine manufacturers came together to present and see latest developments and trends in the industry.
The International Association for the Nonwovens and Related Industries (EDANA) and MP Expositions, the organiser of ITMA 2015, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU), intended to support the organisation of a conference on nonwovens during ITMA 2015 that will be taking place from 12-19 November in Milan.
Pierre Wiertz, General Manager of EDANA, commented: “For more than 40 years, EDANA has served its member companies through a number of programmes and events designed to bring the industry together. We share a common objective of helping the textile and, in our case, nonwoven industries reach out to a wider audience through greater innovations and education.”
What’s the collective noun for a group of Futurists? A “ponder” perhaps? I’ve never knowingly met one before but there were a whole bunch at London’s wearable technology show, which took place at Olympia last month. Inevitably, there were also quite a few Google Glass explorers (a “gaggle” of glass…? No? OK. I’ll stop that now).
Eastman Chemical has received the EDANA INDEX14 Innovation in Raw Material Award for its Eastman Cyphrex microfibres.
EDANA, the international association for the nonwovens and related industries, presented the award last week, on the opening day of INDEX14 in Geneva, Switzerland.
International technology Group Andritz has received an order from DDN Beijing Dongfang Dayuan Nonwoven-Fabric, China, to supply a new spunlace line for the production of wipes from viscose/PES (30-80 g/m²).
Start-up is scheduled for the second quarter of 2015. DDN is one of the leading Chinese nonwovens producers and has already had two Andritz lines in operation for many years now.
The new Andritz neXline spunlace with an annual capacity of 8,000 tons is equipped with an eXcelle VarioWeb card with three doffers, a Jetlace Essentiel hydroentanglement unit, and a Perfodry Avantage through-air dryer.
JEC Group, the largest organisation exclusively dedicated to the composites industry, has announced the ten winners of its prestigious 2014 JEC Americas Innovation Awards programme, which highlights the most pivotal advances in composites design, manufacturing and application.
JEC will recognise the ten winning companies and their innovation partners during the third annual JEC Americas exhibition that will be held from 13-15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.
Lenzing, the leading producer of the manmade cellulose fibres, believes it is satisfying the trend of the times in the nonwovens industry with its short-cut type cellulose fibre Tencel that is said to be ideal for high quality wipes and care wipes, due to its flushability properties.
The market for wipes will grow by 6.5% per year, the company reports. In an increasing number of households one can find practical wipes for hygiene and care applications and the trend is on the rise. Many wipes are disposed of in the toilet whether they are flushable or not, which may lead to problems with blockages in public sewage systems.
With Tencel, Lenzing supplies a raw material which is of botanic origin, contains no additives, and is biodegradable. When processed in the right way, practical wipes can be produced, which are environmentally friendly.
Albaad, the leading Israeli hygiene products manufacturer, Truetzschler Nonwovens & Man-Made Fibers and Voith Paper teamed up to realise an innovative technology for flushable nonwovens.
Albaad independently developed an innovative confidential technology of flushable fabrics (in accordance with EDANA/INDA definitions of flushability) with proofed advantages versus the existing technologies, the company reports.
Index14, the largest meeting place for the nonwovens supply chain and its customers, has started yesterday, with a ceremony to showcase excellence in the nonwovens and related industries.
EDANA, the international association serving the nonwovens and related industries, has announced the winners in each section of its Index 14 Awards.