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The 13th Asian Textile Conference (ATC-13) was held in Geelong, Australia in November 2015. The conference was hosted by Deakin University’s Institute for Frontier Materials and the Technical Textiles and Non Wovens Association on behalf of the Federation of Asian Professional Textile Associations (FAPTA). ATC-13 provided a wonderful opportunity for global scientists and researchers in all textile fields with […]

Researchers have developed technology that could allow super glassy polymer materials to be revisited for commercial applications in gas separations. Developed by the CSIRO, the new technology, when applied to plastic lining promises to radically improve the efficiency of filtration of exhaust gases from power plants, according to researchers. Currently, the techniques industry use to […]

Expect defense to shrink while commercial aerospace sets new records. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL) Global Manufacturing Industry group has released a report on the 2013 outlook for the global aerospace and defense (A&D) industry. The report provides observations about the challenges, issues, and opportunities in the sector. According to the report, the global defense segment is […]

AVR predicts Europe’s transition to Horizon 2020 will transform innovation and research politics as all members of the European Union recognise research and innovation are the key factors to create sustainable growth and prosperity. The AVR  2013 Report into Nonwoven and Technical Textiles Research in Europe and Market Overview is available to read online.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s report on the Economics of a Circular Economy invites readers to imagine an economy in which today’s goods are tomorrow’s resources, forming a virtuous cycle that fosters prosperity in a world of finite resources. This change in perspective is important to address many of today’s fundamental challenges. Traditional linear consumption patterns […]

Solid-liquid separation processes are used throughout various industries for the purposes of recovering valuable filtrate, increasing the solids concentration of slurries, etc. Several solid-liquid separation operations involve formation and consolidation of a saturated cake followed by desaturation of the cake, including vacuum, air-driven, gravity and centrifugal filtration and evaporation from a drying suspension such as […]