Medical, Health & Hygiene
H.B. Fuller Company, a leading supplier of adhesives to the hygiene market has introduced two families of nonwoven adhesives to meet the growing demand for lower odour construction adhesives as well as enhanced supply.
Laboratory tests concluded by the Hohenstein Institute, Germany, have revealed that a new Wellmed dust mite protection mattress can help those suffering from household allergies. “For the first time ever, this offers the hope of a good night's sleep for around 5 million people suffering from a house dust allergy in Germany – completely without side effects,” the Institute revealed.
Earlier this year when 4,662 innovative products from 1,865 inventive companies competed for one of the world’s most treasured design prizes, the red dot - X-BIONIC, the high-tech sportswear brand won double honours in Essen. The innovative Swiss company was able to convince judges with its latest technological invention and won an award for its Precuperation/Recovery Shirt & Trousers and a second award for its Precuperation/Recovery Socks. Both products aid sports performance and muscle recovery through the application of compression.
The UK’s University of Leeds has developed an innovative system for the objective evaluation of fabric handle, which uses established and proven test equipment underpinned by scientific principles, which account for key material properties.
Oerlikon Neumag reports it was “extremely happy” with the three lively trade fair days at the recent IDEA13 in Miami. The company says the general trend at the hygiene dominated nonwovens trade fair was the growing interest in nonwovens for industrial applications from visitors and exhibitors and in keeping with the trend, it exhibited its solutions for technical spunbonds.
Ahlstrom has introduced SMS (Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond) technology into its Ahlstrom Reliance Tandem interleaved Sterile Barrier System (SBS) offer. The move comes as the company aims to better meet customers' needs and provide unique SBS solutions.
Technical textiles offer new technical solutions for the demands of modern society and as a result, says Kelheim Fibres, interest in technical textiles is continuously growing.
According to the latest International Textile Machinery Shipment Statistics (ITMSS) published this week by the ITMF (International Textile Manufacturers Federation) shipments of new textile machinery fell in 2012 in most segments compared with 2011, although a new record was set for shipments of large diameter circular knitting machines.
INDA the US based nonwovens association has honoured European headquartered nonwovens producer Sandler for its sustainable bio textile by Sandler wet wipes substrate.
Freudenberg Nonwovens inaugurated a new regranulation unit at its Kaiserslautern plant on 7th May, which will allow materials rejected from its production process to be reused right down to the very last fibre. The cost of the new unit was in excess of €700,000.