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Importance of evaluation of PPE for medical personnel to combat COVID -19

Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used in a wide range of industries to protect workers from exposure to workplace hazards and is designed to address requirements specific to the context of its use. In healthcare, the goal of PPE is to protect healthcare personnel (HCP) from body fluids and infectious organisms via contact, droplet, or airborne transmission.

The ideal face mask blocks large respiratory droplets from coughs or sneezes – the primary method by which people pass the coronavirus to others – along with smaller airborne particles, called aerosols, produced when people talk or exhale. The World Health Organisation recommends medical masks for healthcare workers, elderly people, people with underlying health conditions, and people who have tested positive for the coronavirus or show symptoms.

Nanotechnology Benefits in Fabric Formation

Nanometer (Nm) resins have been shown to modify fiber behavior in existing textile yarn. Incorporation of nanometer (Nm) resins in conventional warp size formulations improve weaving performance, improve fabric quality and reduce cost.

Environmental Aspects in Textile Industry: Ecological Hazards and Remedial Measures

Among many pollution-creating industries, textile has a larger share in terms of its impact with regard to noise, air, and effluent. It is, therefore, felt worthwhile to study the environmental hazards associated with various operations of textiles. In this paper, pollution arising out of noise and air is discussed. Areas of concern and their appropriate rectifying procedures are also taken into account.

Ecological degradation happens in natural fiber right from cultivation to finishing of the ultimate product. Prominent parameters and the possible package of corrective measures are highlighted. Synthetic fiber industry is not an exception to environmental pollution and therefore various pollution-creating activities are pointed out. Management of various textile wastes is also mentioned in this paper.

Pashmina Wool Fibers

Pashmina is another name for Cashmere is a downy undercoat of the Capra Hircus Laniger goats that mainly live in the Trans-Himalayan regions classified as speciality hair fibres which possess special qualities of fineness and lustre, which is used for making finest quality shawls and hijabs.

Textile composite materials

A composite textile material (also called a composition material or shortened to composite) is a material made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties that, when combined, produce a material with characteristics different from the individual components.

Performance of home textiles – a book preview

The book, performance of home textiles, is aimed at industry professionals, domestic and international retailers, factory owners, buying institutions, and students intended to start their career in the home textile sector. Thus, the emphasis of the book is how to achieve the commercial success of desired end product through the knowledge of the key markets producing various home textiles, the scope of development through sustainable and eco-friendly fibres, various industry-specific standards, evaluation systems and above all safety aspects and environmental regulations.

Eco-friendly Green Fibre-reinforced Composites to Combat Global Warming

Eco-friendly green composites, which may replace conventional manmade fibre-reinforced plastics, have been increasingly considered as promising materials due to their many advantages, like using a natural resource, environmental friendliness, sustainability, lightness, carbon dioxide reduction in nature, etc. Their unique balance of properties would open up new market development opportunities for bio-composites in the twenty-first–century’s, green materials world.

Disposable Baby Diapers

Since their introduction modern single-use diaper products have continuously improved, becoming lighter, more compact, more absorbent and easier to use. Today it is estimated that more than 95 percent of all parents use them – and it is generally recognized that modern disposable diapers are healthier for the infant’s skin. Their softness, lightness and breathable nature provide superior comfort for the baby; they are easy to put on and remove and are more convenient than reusable diapers as they eliminate the need for both constant laundering at very high temperatures to remove germs and drying. The industry is committed to providing baby diapers that give better skin care, a better performance, with reduced resource use and reduced environmental impact, all at an affordable price.