Nonwovens reach beyond their beginnings as disposables

October 1st, 2016

While he was managing nonwovens research and development at 3M, David Nelson observed an irony surrounding the technology with which he had been involved for 35 of his 40 years at the Minnesota-based powerhouse. “When I gave updates, I would say, ‘Of our 48 technologies, nonwoven is the only one described by what it isn’t […]

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Reflectology, on the roads

February 1st, 2016

Runners, cyclists and any pedestrians out on the roads at night need to take extra caution in traffic. In fact, according to the National Safety Council, the likelihood of being struck and killed as a pedestrian increases more than 1,000 percent after dark. Reflective clothing can make all the difference. That’s why Safe Reflections, a […]

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FabricLink announces Top 10 Awards for 2014–15

April 20th, 2015

Winners include manufacturing and production technologies and insulation solutions. The FabricLink Network (FLN) recently announced the winners of its annual Top 10 Innovation Awards, presented to exceptional textile-based materials and technologies that have launched during the past year and are commercially available. The FLN recognizes the research and development effort required to create new products […]

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Product aims to make printing on textured surfaces easier

September 1st, 2008

Until recently, roughly textured surfaces at stadiums, restaurants and other businesses were often left bare because it was just too difficult to use them for display purposes. A new product aims to change that. 3M™ Scotchcal™ graphic film for textured surfaces uses an adhesive that makes it possible to mold digitally printed images onto hard-to-cover […]

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