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Why Thermoset Resins are Used in Pultrusion

You may know that resins are commonly used in pultrusion, but why are they so vital? According to AZO Materials: The introduction of ultraviolet (UV), thermal energy, or radio frequency (RF) waves makes individual polymer chains within the resin to undergo cross-linking reactions that create a polymer network that is both insoluble and infusible. Cross-linking is defined as the creation of covalent bonds between separate polymer chains in a thermoset resin. This is related to various factors, including the distribution and nature of monomers throughout the resin and the particular crosslinking mechanism. Luckily, the range of epoxies, acrylics, phenolics, and...

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Filter Maintenance Tips and Techniques

When it comes to your filters, regular maintenance is key. According to Manufacturing.net: Air filters are found in many industrial applications, from HVAC and industrial-process air systems to paint-spray booths. Filtration is at the heart of indoor air quality (IAQ), keeping production environments clean and free from the dust and particulates that may reduce product yields. But while filters keep air breathable and processes clean, they only perform when they are maintained correctly. Proper filter maintenance begins at the filter-selection stage and continues through filter installation, monitoring, maintenance and replacement. Filter selectionKey to selecting the right filter is a thorough...

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Applications of filtration in the pharmaceutical industry

The pharmaceutical industry has a multitude of uses for filtration. According to Processing Magazine: Filtration is such a widely used process in the pharmaceutical industry as to be considered almost omnipresent. The Indian Journal of Science and Technology defines filtration as a process in which solid particulate matter is removed from a fluid, which can be either liquid or gas, using a porous medium for the process. Filtration can be easily applied to a large variety of pharmaceutical needs, and because of this flexibility it is widely used within the industry. One should note that a difference exists between filtration...

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Fibers, Textiles And Nonwovens In Filtration

Have you wondered how certain materials are used in filtration? According to Textile World: Technical textiles play a major and profitable role in filtration media. A wide variety of fibers, dref yarns, nonwoven fabrics, multifilament and monofilament woven fabrics, and in some cases blends or combinations of more than one of the above, are used in filtration applications. Within this article, dollar amounts are for North America specific to fiber, textile and nonwoven filtration media within the overall the market of nearly $2 billion. Filtration media fulfills a large number of specific uses as well as an overwhelming number of...

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Fabric Filters Market by Type

Curious about the future of the fabric filters market? According to Markets and Markets: The market for fabric filters is expected to grow from USD 2.3 billion in 2019 to USD 3.2 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 6.4% during the forecast period. This high growth is primarily driven by strict regulations governing the emission and treatment of industrial effluents. The need for a safe working environment in manufacturing sites is also driving the market. By type, the liquid filter media segment accounts for the largest market size. The liquid filter media segment is the...

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Needlepunch Market Report

The needlepunch industry is seeing an increase after a decline early in 2020. According to Nonwovens Industry: Known for is flexibility and low start-up investment, nonwovens producers continue to invest in new needlepunch equipment to serve a range of markets including filtration, automotive, construction, geotextiles, acoustics, artificial leather and more. New needlepunch investments include Bondex, Fibertex Nonwovens and Foss Floors in the U.S., Puerko in Poland, Chongqing Double Elephant Microfiber Material in China, Thrace Group in Greece and the U.K., and Scavone in Brazil. The needlepunch market has also gone through a period of consolidation in recent years, with Lydall’s...

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Spotlight on Spunlace

Spunlace is making impacts on the nonwoven industry. Consider this. According to Nonwovens Industry: "With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic still raging on around the world, demand for wipes—especially disinfecting and hand sanitizing wipes—remains high, which has sparked high demand for the materials that make them such as spunlace nonwovens. "Spunlace or hydroentangled nonwovens in wipes consumed a projected total of 877,700 tons of material worldwide in 2020. This is up from 777,700 tons in 2019, according to the latest data from the Smithers’ market report – The Future of Global Nonwoven Wipes to 2025. "Total value (at constant...

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Nonwoven Fabrics Market

Consider this outlook on the future of the nonwovens market. According to Markets and Markets: "The global nonwoven fabrics market size is projected to grow from USD 40.5 billion in 2020 to USD 53.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2020 to 2025. The growth of the nonwoven fabrics market is attributed to the increase in demand for nonwoven products & solutions for hygiene, medical, construction, and filtration applications. The key growth drivers of the nonwoven fabrics market are the growth of the modern healthcare sector in the emerging markets, rise in birth rate, and increase in...

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Meltblown—Nonwovens' Golden Fleece

When it comes to nonwovens, meltblown is top. According to Nonwovens Industry: "During the past 12 months, as the globe has faced the challenges of a global pandemic, meltblown nonwovens have emerged as a crucial element in protecting against the Coronavirus. These materials comprise the key effective layer in N95 face masks and respirators and were found to be in extremely short supply at in early 2020 as the Coronavirus spread across the globe. "This shortage won’t last long, however, as dozens, if not hundreds of meltblown lines are slowly coming onstream across the globe to meet demand for face...

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Why are melt blown fabric masks better than cloth masks?

When it comes to masks, cloth may not be the best option. Consider this. According to Medium: "A mask as a net for your face. "This net keeps bad things out, like a mosquito net. For the net to be effective, the mesh of the net needs to be small so the bad things can’t leak inside. So what is the difference between “cloth” and “melt blown fabric”? "They are made differently — woven fabrics and knits are a series of strings tied together in different formations. "Melt Blown Fabric, on the other hand, is a pile of really thin...

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