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A sting in the tale

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

article thumbnailAn absorbent nonwoven made from jellyfish flesh?  Sounds unlikely, but this is being developed by an Israeli nanotechnology start-up called Cine’al Ltd., based on research conducted by Dr Shachar Richter and his team at Tel Aviv University. Cine’al’s product harnesses the ability of jellyfish to absorb high volumes of liquid without deteriorating. By breaking down jellyfish flesh and adding antibacterial nanoparticles, the researchers created a material called Hydromash, which is envisaged as an effective absorbent performer in hygienic disposables.  Jellyfish populations...


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March 7

INDEX 14

Special edition

As the nonwovens industry moves towards the biggest date in its calendar – the INDEX 14 nonwovens show in Geneva, Switzerland Sustainable Nonwovens will provide details of all of the developments vistors should expect. The issue will also include coverage from the Vision 2014 for the consumer products industry, the NatureWorks Innovation Takes Root conference and the 1st Nonwovens for High- Performance Applications event, and much more!


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New EU recycling targets imminent

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

article thumbnailRecycled materials represent the fastest growing of Europe’s ‘eco-industries’, according to EU Environment Commissioner Janez Potocnik, with growth since 2008 of 18% per year.  The...

Formaldehyde-free binder

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

article thumbnailBolger & O’Hearn has recently developed a new formaldehyde and APEO-free print and finish binder for textiles and nonwoven applications. New Altoma Binder 10580 is said to have excellent...


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Integration, flexibility and strength

Wednesday, 09 April 2014

article thumbnailAt INDEX14 in Geneva Andritz Nonwoven introduced the very latest in nonwovens production technology for a wide range of end-use applications. Sustainable Nonwovens spoke to Andritz Küsters sales...

Secure bonds and less bulk

Friday, 04 April 2014

article thumbnailJapan’s Unicharm was the first company to introduce superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) to diapers in the early 1980s, quickly followed by the other global leaders in the field.  This set the...


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21st Century Plastics Part 2

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

article thumbnailIt’s being predicted that the global production capacity for biopolymers – for use in both the plastics and fibre industries – will grow from around 1.2 million tonnes in 2011 to close to 5.8...

21st Century Plastics Part 1

Wednesday, 02 April 2014

article thumbnailAs INDEX 14 in Geneva approaches, Sustainable Nonwovens Editor Adrian Wilson writes:  I’ve been following the development of so-called ‘drop-in’ biopolymers very closely over the...


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