UCR scientists look to shrimp’s club arm for materials and design

November 1, 2012

A four-inch tropical mantis shrimp with a power-packed punching arm is the newest darling of material scientists at the Bourns College of Engineering, University of California–Riverside. The shrimp, or stomatopod, has a bright orange fist-like club that accelerates faster under water than a 22-caliber bullet and can break open mollusk shells and crab exoskeletons, two …

The growing nonwovens market

The increasing versatility and functionality of nonwoven fabrics is expanding their market reach with new technologies and new applications The constant drive to bring costs down and performance up has made nonwovens a key player in the textile industry, penetrating markets traditionally dominated by woven fabrics. Sustainability, durability, versatile functionality and cost-efficient production are all …