Nonwovens is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the textile industry. This article covers the topic of nonwoven fabrics and various processes involved in turning nonwoven fibres into nonwoven wipes. It also discusses the biodegradable and non-biodegradable aspects of the material along with the IP analysis of the nonwoven industry at large.
Pultrusion is a low-cost way of making highly stiff hollow sections of composites. The advantages of pultruded composite profiles in applications include their lightweight, high strength, resistance to corrosion, and fast, easy installation. These properties make them competitive with standard bridge materials in situations where access and construction pres
With consumers growing more concerned about their environmental footprint and the effects of climate change becoming impossible to ignore, industries are adapting to keep up with the trend towards environmentally friendly and ‘green’ products. Nonwovens are not exempt from this and global manufacturers are advancing their products to keep up with the growing
Evansville, Indiana, US-headquartered Berry Global creates innovative packaging and engineered products that make life better for people and the planet. The company does this everyday by leveraging its unmatched global capabilities, sustainability leadership, and deep innovation expertise to serve customers of all sizes around the world.Berry Global Group, I
The era of smart apparels has not yet dawned fully as was expected though there has been endless research going on in this direction. There are various myths and misconceptions surrounding the technology of smart garments which this article intends to bust.With the addition of technology everything is getting smarter, be it the city we live in, the cellphone
Technical textile is a rapidly growing sub-component of the textiles industry that has generated its utility in numerous sectors. Its market in India grew 20 per cent by 2020-21 reaching $28.7 billion. India’s constantly growing manufacturing efficacy and leap towards modernization are some of the decisive factors contributing to upswing of this segment.
Bandages have a small share in medical textiles market but are very crucial in healthcare. Wound care costs are expected to accelerate as average age of population increases, increasing demand for bandages. Supply for bandages will increasingly come from China/Chinese companies as European markets have gradually ceded their market shares. An analysis.
Smart clothing has been of research interest for many years and only recently have we seen products that cater to the mass-market outside military and space travel. However, consumer demand for smart clothing has not caught up well, while patent data shows that research in this field is massive, dominated by large players like Nike and Google among others.
Fibers@MIT, a research group at MIT, has developed a digital fibre with artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities. It could well be setting Moore’s law in motion for computational fabrics. But a lot depends on market acceptability and use-cases for this technology. Let’s have a look at what changes this innovation can bring in e-textiles.
Throughout history, fast fashion companies in particular have been notorious for underpaying workers and generating tonnes of waste — contributing to land, air, and water pollution. With brands going through several collections in a year, fashion has indeed cultivated a culture of excess consumption, and our environment is paying the price.