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Patrick Yarns
Advanced Textiles Source
May 2015
Flammability codes: the basics
NFPA 701 establishes test methods to assess the propagation of flame of various textiles and films under specified fire test conditions.
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Flammability codes: the basics

by Barb Ernster

Knowing who to ask, what to ask and why can help fabricators sort out the complexities of FR codes and standards, and properly advise their clients concerning material choices.  [More]

Energy for the future

Detox reality check

by Marie O’Mahony

A new report looks at the status of the Greenpeace Detox Campaign launched in 2011. Signatories committed to eliminate 11 hazardous chemicals from the supply chain by 2020, but how realistic is this goal?  [More]

Oxidized Polyacrylonitrile Fiber Properties, Products and Applications

Alan Handermann, Zoltek Corp.

Oxidized polyacrylonitrile (OPAN) fiber, such as Pyron® fiber, is designed for cost-effective, flame- and heat-resistant solutions in the textile, industrial, aircraft and automotive markets. Performance features include: Limiting Oxygen Index (LOI) values between 45–55; unsurpassed flame and heat dimensional stability; easy processability into yarns, wovens, knits and nonwovens; soft, comfortable fabrics; electrically nonconductive and excellent chemical resistance; no halogens and very low toxic gas emissions upon flame exposure. [More]
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Synthetic fibers: A growth market in filtration

Edward C. Gregor

Synthetic fibers have played a significant role in the growth of a number of segments in the filtration industry. Over the last 20-plus years, the filtration and separation industry has grown at a steady rate of 2–6 percent per year above the GDP, regardless of the condition of the economy. Some market segments have had a historical rise of 10 percent and more. You only need to look at what Fortune 500 and private equity firms have been paying for filtration, separation and producers of coalescing filters in terms of EBITDA premiums over the last 15–20 years to understand the magnitude and future promise of the industry. [More]
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Birdair introduces Purify Mesh 30 membrane

Birdair introduces Purify Mesh 30 membrane

Taiyo Kogyo Corp. has launched Purify Mesh 30, which the company says is the world’s first PVC mesh membrane that incorporates TiO2 photocatalyst coating for building façade applications.[More]

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Toumaz Ltd. trials SensiumVitals®

Toumaz Ltd. trials SensiumVitals®

Toumaz Ltd., a developer of low-power, wireless, semiconductor technologies for healthcare and digital audio, announces that SensiumVitals®, its wearable vital signs monitoring system, will be trialed by the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham. [More]

Huntsman offers ZELAN® R3 repellent finish

Singapore-based chemical maker Huntsman Textile Effects and the Chemours Company FC LLC, a subsidiary of E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Inc., introduce ZELAN® R3, a renewably sourced, non-fluorinated water-repellent finish. [More]

3M showcases high visibility concept garments

3M showcases high visibility concept garments

3M with Safe Reflections Inc. have created two concept garments that showcase Eclipse™ 5721 reflective material. A “discrete visibility” dress and an active, winter running shirt combine safety and style in a single application. [More]

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