Movers & Shakers – April 2021: NXTNano to add three nanofiber lines; expanding production capacity to meet strong demand expected through 2023

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PPE assembly methods

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Student Spotlight: Laser-induced graphene for biofouling prevention in desalination & water treatment systems

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VE3 from Fiber Bond

Located in Michigan City, Indiana, the Fiber Bond Corporation is dedicated to the manufacturing and fabrication of high-quality air filtration products for the HVAC and coating industries. Much of the synthetic filter technology used today in the air filtration industry started at Fiber Bond. Founded in the early 1950s, Fiber Bond was granted a patent …

Recycled Plastic Pellets

The challenges of current recycling processes As environmental awareness from people, companies and governments has increased over the last few decades, noticeable efforts are being made in order to bring recycling processes of plastics or synthetic textiles to commercial scale. A number of recycling technologies are under investigation, each with certain complexities and peculiar performances, …

Toray Virus-Removing UF Membrane

Toray Industries announced it has developed a new polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) ultrafiltration (UF) membrane with exceptional virus removal rate and high water permeability for water treatment. It can thereby contribute to safe and economical water supplies treated with minimal energy for various applications, from food and beverages through wastewater reuse. Toray is accelerating application testing …


The PrimeFilter D disc filter from ANDRITZ is designed for thickening and fiber recovery. It is suitable for all system applications for a variety of pulp types. It offers HHW technology for feeding and flow conditions within the filter, allowing for a higher feed consistency and higher-freeness pulp. The PrimeFilter D also features CC bagless …

Curran Biotech Capture Coating

A new nanocoating from Curran Biotech, based in Houston, Texas, professes to effectively and cheaply stop the spread and lingering impacts of the SARS-CoV-2 virus when applied to the filter fabrics in common HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems. Curran’s Capture Coating permanently bonds to the porous materials within a filter, stopping viruses, bacteria …