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Learn About Nonwovens

The term nonwoven is an interesting word. To most, the word nonwoven means “not a woven” or “not a knit”, but nonwoven fabrics are much more. The Prologue of Introduction to Nonwovens Technology provides a historical listing of possible beginnings of nonwovens. These hypothetical beginnings range from historical legends to early technology developments. The actual roots of nonwovens may not be clear but in 1942 the term “nonwoven fabrics” was coined and were produced in the United States. These early “nonwoven fabrics” were created by adhesively bonding fiber webs. The first written definition of nonwoven fabrics came from the American Society for...

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5 Facts You Need To Know About Geotextiles

We are surrounded by different types of textiles in our daily lives. Geotextiles is a bit different from them, but are very popular due to their use in over 80 different types of applications around us. These are simply synthetic fibers turned into a fabric with permeable qualities and are resistant to biodegradation. Originally, geotextiles were intended to be used as an alternative to the soil filters. These fabrics have been used to separate, reinforce, filter, protect or drain, depending on the textile’s intended properties. Often known as geosynthetics, geotextiles are mostly used in civil or environmental engineering projects. 1....

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Report Studies Industrial Filtration Market

Nonwoven fabric for industrial filtration is expected to grow at the highest CAGR through 2023 According to a new market research report "Industrial Filtration Market by Type (Air and Liquid), Technology, Product, Filter Media, Industry (Manufacturing, Power Generation, Metals & Mining, Oil & Gas, Pharmaceuticals, and Process Industry), and Region - Global Forecast to 2023", published by MarketsandMarkets, the global market is expected to grow from an estimated $25.89 billion in 2018 to $35.47 billion by 2023, registering a CAGR of 6.50% during the forecast period. This growth is primarily due to the growing industrialization and urbanization, stringent regulations pertaining...

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The Basics of Textile Recycling

Growth of Textile Recycling Promises to Divert More Material from Landfills What Is Textile Recycling? Textile recycling is the process by which old clothing and other textiles are recovered for reuse or material recovery. It is the basis for the textile recycling industry. In the United States, this group is represented by SMART, the Association of Wiping Materials, Used Clothing and Fiber Industries. The necessary steps in the textile recycling process involve the donation, collection, sorting and processing of textiles, and then subsequent transportation to end users of used garments, rags or other recovered materials.   The basis for the growing...

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Industrial Food and Beverage Filtration Systems - Rise in Focus on Prevention of Food Contamination Drives the Market| Technavio

LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Technavio market research analysts forecast the global industrial food and beverage filtration systems market to grow at a CAGR of over 6% during the period 2018-2022, according to their latest report. In this report, Technavio highlights the advances in filtration process for food and beverage industry as one of the key emerging trends driving the global industrial food and beverage filtration systems market. Industrial food and beverage filtration systems are crucial in the processing operations of food and beverage processing companies. Thus, most food and beverage processing companies are emphasizing on installing high performing and technically-advanced quality filtration systems. Manufacturers of industrial food and...

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Oil Filter Paper

Oil Extraction Filter Paper

Oil Extraction and Filtration - Oil extraction and purification of crude biomass removes waxes/lipids before distillation. This winterization requires consistent and correct micron retention and filtration speed in your. Great Lakes Filters carries oil extraction and winterization filter paper grades ranging nominally from 0.7 to 250 micron. We supply any diameter of lab filters needed of Buchner funnel filtration, and cut right in house in our facilities, passing the savings to you. We can custom cut and recommend grades of paper and nonwovens for custom projects and machines as well. We can also supply the funnels, glassware, filter housings, and...

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IS YOUR FILTRATION SYSTEM REALLY WORKING FOR YOU?

Just having a high-efficiency filter installed does not mean that a compressor or process is better protected. Environmental influences affect a filter’s performance and can lead to serious ongoing problems onsite that result in reduced process availability – something that can cost millions of dollars. On evaluating a gas turbine inlet system and the local challenges it faces, it is sometimes simple changes that can dramatically improve filter performance. Expert knowledge based on real-world filtration system performance can deliver small but critical changes to a system’s design that can make a huge difference to overall process performance. Gas turbines are...

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DUST COLLECTION TIPS FOR FOOD PROCESSING

Cross-contamination is a serious concern in the food processing industry, especially for manufacturers that process foods “free-from” gluten or allergens. Facilities that produce both non-allergy-friendly or gluten-containing foods and free-from foods face even more challenges. Food products can’t be free-from unless the facility and processing equipment are as well — including air in the facility, which can contain dust from airborne food particles. To ensure the safety of the food supply, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Food Safety Modernization Act requires processing facilities to implement allergen controls. These are written procedures the facility must create and implement to control allergen cross-contact...

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Filtration Definition and Processes (Chemistry)

Filtration is a process used to separate solids from liquids or gases using a filter medium that allows the fluid to pass, but not the solid. The term "filtration" applies whether the filter is mechanical, biological, or physical. The fluid that passes through the filter is called the filtrate. The filter medium may be a surface filter, which is a solid that traps solid particles, or a depth filter, which is a bed of material that traps the solid. Filtration is typically an imperfect process. Some fluid remains on the feed side of the filter or embedded in the filter media and some small solid particulates...

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Filtration

Nonwoven Fabrics in Filtration Nonwovens offer many advantages in all types of filtration. Whether a filter is designed to keep the air in your home clean, an operating room sterile, or to remove dirt and grit from the oil in your car before it reaches the engine, nonwoven fabrics get the job done. Anyone who suffers from allergies already knows that having a good heating and air conditioning filter in the home can help immeasurably in clearing the air. Air filters capture pollen, allergens, mold spores, and other microscopic particles to reduce symptoms and help everyone breathe easier. Medical filters...

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