CNG expands into nonwovens and fibers

October 16th, 2020

Central National Gottesman Inc. (CNG), which owns sales and distribution businesses in the global pulp, paper, tissue, packaging, wood products and metals industries, has announced that its Central National division will expand its product offering to include nonwovens and fibers. The new category includes viscose and lyocell, the plant-based fibers used in textiles, nonwovens and […]

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Animated display for Brussels airport uses kinetic fabric

March 1st, 2019

There are many “must sees” in the Flanders region of Belgium: charming cities and towns graced with medieval architecture, the paintings of the Flemish masters, historical sites, fashion, food and design. The tourism bureau, Flanders Tourism (Toerisme Vlaanderen), wanted to give travelers flying into the Brussels Zarventem Airport a taste of the adventure that awaits. […]

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MIT develops new technique for ultrafine fibers

April 1st, 2018

They may be ultrafine, but fibers produced using a new process developed by researchers at MIT are strong and tough enough for use in applications including protective armor and nanocomposites. The process, known as gel electrospinning, is a variation of the traditional method of gel spinning, but with electrical forces. It creates ultrafine polyethylene fibers […]

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Smart bandage, smartphone controlled

March 1st, 2018

Even with medical science advances, the treatment of wounds is often fairly low tech. The process of changing bandages and applying the right medication at the right interval is often labor intensive. Promoting faster healing and preventing infection remain concerns. Scientists at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Harvard Medical School and MIT have developed a bandage […]

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Teijin Aramid stops researching aramid copolymers containing DAPBI

October 1st, 2015

Teijin Aramid announced that it is stopping its research program to develop and commercialize aramid copolymers containing DAPBI. The Netherlands-based manufacturer of high-strength fibers has been working with several international partners to develop and commercialize aramid copolymers containing DAPBI. The program was aimed at further improvement of the performance of aramid polymers, mainly for anti-ballistic […]

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Path to success

April 1st, 2015

FiberTect® illustrates a successful strategy for commercializing a new technology. By Seshadri Ramkumar, Ph.D. “Applied research deserves Nobel prizes,” proclaimed the editorial of Nature Materials in January 2010. Although the Nobels are known to be rewarded only to basic discoveries, there are plenty of examples to showcase rewarding research of applied nature—for example, the 2014 […]

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WIRAND® fibers eliminate need for steel reinforcement

August 1st, 2008

Problem: Placing typical steel reinforcement in concrete slab-on-grade industrial, commercial and high-performance floors takes time and is difficult to conform to construction drawings. Solution: WIRAND® fibers are produced with low-carbon steel wire with high-tensile strength. Introducing WIRAND fibers into the concrete mix eliminates the need for common steel reinforcement, adds additional reinforcement and achieves better […]

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Atkins & Pearce introduces new Web site

June 1st, 2008

A new Web site introduced recently by Atkins & Pearce, Covington, Ky.,, describes how the company works with customers, aggressively pursues research and development, and applies its expertise to medical, military, agricultural, mining, drilling, power generation, automotive and many other applications. A&P produces engineered textiles, braids and fibers, specifically for products using wick, yarn, cord, […]

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