Safer travels with NanoSeptic self-cleaning surfaces

January 8th, 2016

NanoTouch Materials, Forest, Va., has produced a line of portable NanoSeptic surfaces for the travel and hospitality industry. The NanoSeptic travel mat, customized with the customer’s brand, is a promotional item as well, but more importantly provides the traveler with a cleaner surface that can be used on a hotel vanity or airplane tray table, […]

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Green medical textiles: the next phase

August 21st, 2015

Certain segments of the population today have a greater awareness of the composition of the individual constituents in products and are particular about a product’s environmental footprint. More importantly, among consumers who buy textiles and related products, environmental issues are of concern. Green products and technologies are desired particularly in metropolitan areas in developed economies. […]

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Birdair selected to cover Qatar’s World Cup venue

June 5th, 2015

Birdair was selected to provide the design, fabrication and supply of the membrane roofing system for the renovation of Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, which has been named a 2022 FIFA World Cup™ venue. Many green technologies have been developed since Khalifa International Stadium was first built, and the building team wants to take […]

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3M showcases high visibility concept garments

May 8th, 2015

3M with Safe Reflections Inc. have created two concept garments that showcase Eclipse™ 5721 high-brightness, large-format, reflective material. A “discrete visibility” dress and an active, winter running shirt demonstrate how reflective material can combine safety and style in a single application. Both designs feature the subtle use of reflective material and complex, ornate graphics that […]

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Huntsman Textile Effects offers energy-saving processes

February 26th, 2015

Huntsman Textile Effects, a provider of dyes and chemicals to the textile and related industries, has introduced its eCool70 concept to make it possible for mills to achieve a range of brilliant shades while using less water and energy for better environmental performance, lower processing costs and enhanced productivity. The new concept provides brands and […]

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Cleantech introduces eco-friendly dyeing machine

February 3rd, 2015

A new air-fluid, dual-use dyeing machine from Cleantech Solutions International Inc. uses both air flow and fluid flow in the dyeing process. It allows users to customize the dyeing process according to the specific type of textile. It’s equipped with a series of specialized and patented components, including nozzles, cloth wheels and cloth spreaders, which […]

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Silkworms spin a colorful yarn

February 7th, 2014

Chemists in India have cut a step in the silk-dyeing process by developing an eco-friendly method that allows silkworms to spin fluorescent, colored silk: they feed the worms dyed mulberry leaves. The worms have been spinning white fibers since silk was first processed some 5,000 years ago in China; conventional coloring processes produces potentially harmful […]

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Freudenberg showcases eco-friendly nonwovens

July 1st, 2013

Freudenberg Nonwovens introduces its innovative and eco-friendly nonwoven product Lutradur® ECO made with REPREVE® recycled PET resin. REPREVE is a brand made with recycled materials, including plastic bottles, to the highest quality standards in the industry, with certifications that ensure product integrity. Lutradur ECO has the same outstanding product properties, such as dimensional stability, high […]

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Textile finishing system combines pretreatment, coating and drying

June 25th, 2013

Textile finishing in classic dip tanks requires large amounts of drying energy due to the immense water volumes used in the dipping process, which often lead to high water loads in the dryer. In contrast to this, spray application offers precise and minimal dosage, saving energy, water and chemicals, and enabling the one-sided or even […]

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New Fibertect® better at toxins cleanup

June 25th, 2013

A new version of Fibertect®, a nonwoven decontamination wipe created by researchers at Texas Tech University, has proven more viable at cleaning up a nerve chemical surrogate than the decontamination substance currently used by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), which is being phased out. Seshadri Ramkumar, lead investigator on the project and inventor of […]

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