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Types of non-woven fabric, manufacturing processes and applications

Nonwoven fabric is a fabric-like material made from staple fiber (short) and long fiber (continuous long), bonded together by chemical, mechanical, heat or solvent treatment. The term is used in the textile manufacturing industry to denote fabrics, such as felt, which are neither woven nor knitted. Different types of non-woven fabrics over-view The non-woven fabrics can be divided into 8 types according to different manufacturing processes: Spunlace nonwovensIt is a non-woven cloth, it is the direct use of polymer slices, short fibers or filaments into a network of fiber by air or mechanical, spunlace, acupuncture, or hot-rolled reinforcement, and finally...

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Choosing seating materials and finishes

Choosing materialsWhen choosing the right materials, it’s important to do your research, listen to what your customer is asking for, and consider where the end product will be located, how it will be used and maintained, and your customer’s budget. Saltwater versus freshwater will affect your professional offerings and choices. Will your projects be outside, inside or under cover? Both the elements and cleaning products take their toll on all materials. Coated vinyl is designed to be UV-, mold- and water-resistant, yet the layer of protection may not last as long as a laminated marine vinyl. Laminated marine vinyl offers...

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Three Important Factors for a Good Filtration

It may vary from different users but how do you define a good filter? A filter with a long lifetime? A filter that prevents fouling of compressor? A filter with a steady pressure drop throughout the filter lifetime? A filter that will help you gain a steady and high performance of the gas turbine? A filter that will ensure your gas turbine not having any unplanned maintenance and offline water wash? A filter that shows good performance in a test? It all comes down to protecting your asset, the Gas Turbine. There is no such thing as the perfect filter...

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Antimicrobial Textile Market Grows At Rate Of 12% With New Technological Solutions

The global antimicrobial textile market size is expected to grow from $9.38 billion in 2021 to $10.55 billion in 2022 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12.5%. Antimicrobial textile market growth is mainly due to the companies resuming their operations and adapting to the new normal while recovering from the COVID-19 impact, which had earlier led to restrictive containment measures involving social distancing, remote working, and the closure of commercial activities that resulted in operational challenges. The antimicrobial textile market is expected to reach $14.64 billion in 2026 at a CAGR of 8.5%. An increase in consumer awareness...

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Textile Innovation Leading to Virus- and Bacteria-Fighting Materials

Textile companies are digging deeper into innovation and R&D to create materials that help safeguard to public from disease and infection. Material innovation company HeiQ has partnered with Girbau to use HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 in the laundry process to add antiviral and antimicrobial effects to clothes and textiles. Girbau, a market leader in comprehensive laundry solutions for the industrial, commercial and vended sectors, is now offering HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile technology that can be applied to industrial laundry services for its clients across the healthcare, hospitality and food manufacturing sectors. Consorci Hospitalari de Vic (Barcelona) has...

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Airline Seating Gets Reimagined

Both Boeing and Airbus concentrated on airframe sizing, route structures and fuel efficiency to maintain profitability. Meanwhile, private companies took on the challenges of imagining aircraft cabins of the future. These suppliers have designed seating configurations like nothing seen before that provide a look at what future cabin interiors might look like. Their concepts suggest how to creatively maximize the use of space on board commercial aircraft while also providing customers with an enjoyable flying experience. Zephyr Aerospace is one supplier which has reimagined onboard seating. The company is working to change economy class seating as we know it. It...

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Filter Bags Market Projected to Reach US$ 4.3 Bn by 2032

The global filter bags market is estimated at USD 2.5 Bn in 2021 and is projected to procure USD 2.7 Bn by 2022. The market is anticipated to garner USD 4.3 Bn by 2032 while recording a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period from 2022 to 2032. Expansion of the market can be attributed to the increasing initiatives of the government to reduce air pollution and the rapid urbanization taking place across various developing countries. Moreover, the growing cement and mining industries are another salient factor augmenting the industry in the assessment period. The growing usage of filter bags...

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More about Cartridge Filters

Although a wide variety of filters can be categorized as cartridge filters, they all share a few distinguishing features. First, cartridge filters consist of two basic components, the filter cartridge and the cartridge housing. Also, unlike certain filter types, the filter media can be removed and replaced with a new filter cartridge. Cartridge filters can be used to remove contaminants from a complete range of fluids, including water, oil and air. It is the nature of the design, rather than the nature of the filter media, that defines a cartridge filter. Virtually any media can be used in a cartridge...

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All About Filter Media

What is Filter Media? Filter media are the portion of a filtering system that separates unwanted particles from the substance being filtered. The type of material used as a filter medium is dependant upon the material being filtered. Types of Filter MediaIn general, there are two common types of filters, each using a different set of media. These types are liquid and gas filters. However, the term filter also refers to many other types of specialized separation devices, such as optical filters (used in photography, astronomy and scientific instrumentation) and audio filters. Air Filter MediaIn an air filter, the most...

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Nonwovens and the “new mobility”

Nonwovens are playing an increasingly important role in automotive components as the evolution of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) create an imperative for transportation textiles that are lighter, quieter, stronger, cleaner and easier to recycle. Often unseen, nonwovens are found in backings for automotive body cloth, headliners and tufted carpets; in trunk liners and speaker covers; and in all manner of filter systems, just to name a few of their uses. Nonwovens make EVs lighterWith charging stations often hard to find in the U.S., enabling EVs to travel longer distances per charge is a must. Replacing injection-molded plastics with needle-punch...

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