Prospects of bamboo fibre in textile
Prospects of bamboo application in textiles cover a wide area and it has tremendous scope for the textile and apparel segments, opine P Senthilkumar, AN Sai Krishnan and C Prabakaran.
Application of textiles covers the entire spectrum of day to day clothing to the functional textiles. Application of new fibres in textiles will be prerequisite for the manufactures to diversify the product. Cellulose are produced from a renewable resource that is pulp from the trees which can be cultivated on the land. Cellulose offers wider variety like comfort, water absorbency.
Textest’s MinAir is compact & easy to use
Textest AG’s, Switzerland new model, which is portable and laboratory model has taken the No. 1 position in the world market. Their portable air permeability tester MinAir has also taken India by storm with all major customers buying MinAir model – being portable.
WRA gets first manikin
The Wool Research Association (WRA), Thane has got its thermal manikin commissioned which was procured from Thermetrics, USA. This Manikin will be used for testing complete sportswear instead of sample of a few inches or centimeters.
Development of filter fabrics for bag filters
The efficiency of the filter media used in a dust collector does not equate to dust collector efficiency; the filter media is just one component of the bag filter, and the filter bag is just one component of the dust collector system, reveal Dr HD Joshi and Pooja Shah. Bag house is a generic term for air pollution control equipment (APCE) that is designed around the use of engineered fabric filter tubes, envelopes or cartridges in the dust capturing, separation or filtration process. Bag houses can be found in virtually every industry – foundry and steel production, pharmaceuticals, chemical producers, food manufacturers, etc.
Can SRPC be made of single biopolymer family?
Self-reinforced polymer composites (SRPC) consist of highly oriented reinforced polymer fibres and a low melting fraction of the same polymer family as matrix, write Marie-Isabel Popzyk, Sangeetha Ramaswamy, Volker Niebel, Thomas Gries, Linde De Vriese, Kristel Beckers and Lien Van der Schueren.
Efficient spunbond tech for growing market
Oerlikon Neumag will present itself at this year’s IDEA in Boston with its extensive technology portfolio for the production of nonwovens: from spunbond and meltblown to airlaid through to staple fibres for the production of carded nonwovens. Areas of application include technical, such as filtration, roofing, geotextiles and automotive, in addition to medical and hygiene applications.
AUTEFA & CAMPEN partnership on airlaids
In March 2016, AUTEFA Solutions and CAMPEN Machinery A/S have made an agreement to cooperate in the development and sales of machinery and production lines for the traditional airlaid industry as well as for the new “Hydro Laced Airlaid Process” (HLAL) for non-flushable and flushable, dispersible, and biodegradable nonwovens, invented by CAMPEN Machinery A/S Denmark.
Avgol’s new nonwoven innovations at IDEA 16
Avgol, a global leader in the manufacture of nonwoven fabric solutions, will be showcasing its innovative range of products for the hygiene market at one of the industry’s premier exhibitions, IDEA16. The event takes place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Centre, USA, May 2-5, 2016 and Avgol will be on Booth 1206.