REACH – New criteria helps companies better assess safety and impact of nanomaterials

On December 3, 2018 the European Commission adopted the revision of several Annexes of the EU Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), clarifying the registration requirements with regard to nanomaterials. Nanomaterials are chemical substances in a particular form (“nanoform”) with special features at the “nanoscale” between 1 nm and 100 nm. Due in … More REACH – New criteria helps companies better assess safety and impact of nanomaterials

EU Commission presents ways to further strengthen the Euro’s global role

In light of the upcoming European Council and Euro Summit in December, the Commission presents actions to strengthen the role of the euro in a changing world. In his State of the Union Address in September 2018, President Juncker highlighted the strategic importance of the euro and the need to ensure that the single currency … More EU Commission presents ways to further strengthen the Euro’s global role

Crealet portable Warp Tension Measuring Head TMT

The warp tension measuring head enables the easy measurement of warp tension. In addition, the portable digital display TD-01 allows the visualization of the input signal either numerically or graphically. The warp tension measuring head TMT is a useful tool for measuring the warp tension in the warp. Due to its simple structure the measuring … More Crealet portable Warp Tension Measuring Head TMT

Nextil implements Lycra Fitsense for second skin fabrics

Nextil, formerly Dogi International Fabrics, has announced its plans to implement Lycra Fitsense technology, in collaboration with Invista, owner of the Lycra brand and products, exclusively for the European and US markets. The Fitsense technology, developed by Invista, allows the use of finer and technically more advanced fabrics called second skin. Its objective is to … More Nextil implements Lycra Fitsense for second skin fabrics

Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches Extia 1000

Ahlstrom-Munksjö, a leader in fibre-based materials, has announced the launch of Ahlstrom-Munksjö Extia 1000, highly durable, filtration media designed to extend filtration life time for air pollution control applications, helping to protect people and the environment. Extending filtration lifetime by more than 40%, the solution aims to help customers extend the operational duration, before needing … More Ahlstrom-Munksjö launches Extia 1000

Promising results with biomass precursor

Biomass-derived acrylonitrile (ACN) precursors for the manufacture of carbon fibre are the target of an ongoing research programme by the Renewable Carbon Fibre Consortium (RCFC), being led by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), based in Golden, Colorado. The RCFC is currently aiming to make 50 kg of ACN, convert it into carbon fibre and … More Promising results with biomass precursor