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European nonwoven production growth

July 1, 2013

EDANA, the international association of nonwoven industries, delivered its European annual statistics on nonwoven production and deliveries for 2012, and the news was better than predicted. Overall growth of 2.2 percent occurred, despite friction and crises within the European Union. Total deliveries reached 1.9 million tons, with spunmelt processes accounting for 45 percent and fiber-based …

Testing antimicrobial textile effects on skin

Textiles that incorporate silver or other antimicrobials seemed to be a perfect fit for sports clothing worn close to the skin, preventing odors after strenuous, sweaty workouts. The Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany, performed an extensive field study several years ago to ensure that skin’s natural flora were not adversely affected by antimicrobial fiber products. Recent …