Medical, Health & Hygiene

Reicofil to launch innovative combination product at Index

28th February 2014 0 comment
Reifenhäuser Reicofil has announced it will launch an innovative combination product made of nonwoven and film at Index 2014 in Geneva, which takes place from 8-11 April.

A successful year for Sandler AG

26th February 2014 0 comment
Bavarian nonwovens producer Sandler AG has reported a successful year 2013, during which the company has generated a sales volume of EUR 274 million, manufacturing approximately 100,000 tonnes of nonwovens. The Sandler team also grew in 2013, with a staff of 600 now working in the company’s headquarters in Schwarzenbach. According to the company, it achieved very good results in all market segments from nonwovens for hygiene applications and wipes substrates for care and cleaning to technical applications in industrial and household uses. The hygiene, wipes and automotive segments were major contributors to Sandler’s success. Long-term development projects were also successfully implemented and established on the market.

PGI invests to expand filtration capability in Virginia

25th February 2014 0 comment
Just after we went live this afternoon with the story - US textiles industry is positively buzzing, yet another US investment good news story broke. Polymer Group Inc. (PGI), the world's largest nonwovens manufacturer, announced today that it will make a strategic investment of approximately $8 million to upgrade machinery and expand its manufacturing plant in Waynesboro, Virginia. The company will also hire up to 20 new employees.

Comprehensive woundcare portfolio on show at INDEX

25th February 2014 0 comment
Freudenberg Nonwovens is presenting the latest developments in wound care at INDEX 2014. It offers a comprehensive portfolio for traditional wound care, innovations ranging from antibacterial finishing to the use of chitosan fibres in advanced wound care products, complemented by solutions for ostomy applications. “Our experts have extremely extensive material know-how. We process all types of fibres and offer several options for individual solutions in addition to standard products,” commented Dr Oliver Heneric, Business Segment Management Medical Europe at Freudenberg Nonwovens.

Zensah Challenges Traditional Apparel Manufacturing with 3D Printing Concepts

24th February 2014 0 comment
From the ski slopes to the catwalks, product designers are increasingly using 3D printing to create innovative product. The technology, which has long been employed by the aerospace, medical, and automotive industries for prototyping, constructs a three-dimensional object by printing multiple layers of a material, usually some sort of plastic filament.

New pillow cases for hygiene and sleep comfort

21st February 2014 1 comment
Encasings used by allergy sufferers to protect mattresses, pillows and duvets from dust mites are also an important hygiene precaution anywhere where bed occupancy changes regularly. According to the Hohenstein Institute research team, there are disadvantages to the covers available on the market, on account of the coated membrane inside them that is said to fail to provide a satisfying level comfort and breathability. Scientists at the Institute therefore have developed a new kind of special pillow encasing designed to suppress the noise and absorb the sleeper's sweat more effectively as part of a research project.

Techtextil and Texprocess chosen for International Buyer Program

21st February 2014 0 comment
Techtextil North America and Texprocess Americas that will be held from 13 -15 May at the Georgia World Congress Center, are proud participants of the US Department of Commerce’s International Buyer Program Select (IBP). The IBP is a joint government-industry effort that brings thousands of international buyers to the United States for business-to-business matchmaking with US firms exhibiting at major industry trade shows. It is designed to recruit and pre-screen buyer delegations to attend selected trade shows in the United States, connecting US companies with international buyers.

DiloGroup at INDEX 14

20th February 2014 0 comment
DiloGroup will provide comprehensive information about the applications of nonwoven fabrics at INDEX 2014 that will take place in Geneva from 8-11 April, attracting nonwovens producers, raw material suppliers and machine builders. The 11th edition of the show that has been taking place since 1984 will welcome more than 530 exhibitors who will offer their services and products.

A textile renaissance in the US?

20th February 2014 0 comment
On Tuesday, Japan’s Toray Industries announced it would invest $1 billion in a new carbon fibre manufacturing facility in South Carolina. There has also been a lot of recent press coverage about the revival of the US textiles industry and the ‘Made in America’ movement.

New surgical 'smart patch' for shoulder injury to be tested

19th February 2014 0 comment
An innovative 'surgical patch' that promotes rapid regrowth of tendon tissue could transform the success of shoulder repair operations. The patch will be used by surgeons to repair torn tendon tissue, and patient trials are expected to begin this year. Made from a new material developed by a team of surgeons, engineers and biochemists in Oxford, the 'smart patch' promotes rapid regrowth of damaged tissue ensuring the injury heals more quickly and more successfully.

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