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Endless possibilities for BeBop sensors

Friday, 03 July 2015

article thumbnailBeBop Sensors, based in Berkeley, California, has now designed 14 separate products for OEM customers – ranging from sports and gaming brands to automotive suppliers and medical companies – since it launched its potentially revolutionary fabric sensor technology at the end of 2014.  And of particular relevance to the nonwovens industry is the fact that its sensors are priced low enough to be considered disposable by medical and industrial standards.  The technology – which has just received the 2015 Frost & Sullivan North American Technology Innovation Award – is based...



June/July 2015

High Performance
Fibre ingenuity and expanding end-uses for nonwovens at Techtextil 2015

On course in the Carolinas
New investment and expansion plans come thick and fast

Bounty below the waves
Nonwovens for intensive seaweed farming

The future of function
Materials capable of large-area sensing and actuation

Greening the cities with SAF
Superabsorbents and photovoltaics make a winning new combination

Value recovery
Growing opportunities for recycled carbon fibres in drylaid nonwovens

And much more....

Recycled PET biodegrades faster

Thursday, 02 July 2015

article thumbnailA new biodegradable polyester fibre made from 100% recycled PET bottles and billed as the first tested and proven fibre to accelerate degradation in an oxygen-deficient environment, has been unveiled...

Microglass expansion for JM

Wednesday, 01 July 2015

article thumbnailJohns Manville (JM), is to increase its glass microfibre capacity at its plant in Waterville, Ohio, by early 2016.  “We have initiated several productivity projects and line modifications...


Tomorrow’s AHP landscape

Wednesday, 03 June 2015

article thumbnailQ&A: Where are the next big opportunities for absorbent hygiene products (AHPs)? Who better to ask, than Carlos Richer, of the Disposable Diaper Network? 

Just who is ZiRan Nonwoven?

Monday, 01 June 2015

article thumbnailA nonwovens manufacturing company that until recently has been little known outside its native China had no less than three of its materials selected for the  ISPO Textrends Fibres and...


Communicating the benefits

Monday, 18 May 2015

article thumbnailEDANA’s 2015 Sustainability Report highlights a wide range of initiatives the organisation and its member companies have undertaken since 2011.  As the international association serving the...

Extending your options

Thursday, 14 May 2015

article thumbnailThe choice of the correct adhesive and adhesive supplier can be a crucial factor in the long-term success of disposable hygiene product manufacturers.  Sustainable Nonwovens asked Sharon...


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