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Grant recognizes nonwoven leadership at University of Leeds

Advanced Textiles, Industry News | May 1, 2013 | By:

The University of Leeds, England, received a £1.75 million grant from the Clothworkers’ Foundation to support innovative research on using nonwoven fabrics in health care applications. Leeds research on nonwovens includes developing new filters to remove impurities from blood to enable safer transfusions, better incontinence and ostomy products, intelligent dressings that can help heal wounds and protection strategies against infections that thrive in hospital environments. Nonwovens also have the capability to capture biological fluids and counteract unwelcome odors, helping patients with social issues as well. The grant will allow the University of Leeds to purchase new research equipment, support post-graduate students and appoint Professor Chris Carr to join the Clothworkers’ Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare.

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