NIRI develops commercially-viable nonwoven products, using its unique blend of scientific excellence and prototyping capability. NIRI is trusted by the industry and has completed over 550 projects for over 250 customers.
NIRI's New Business Development Manager, Dr. Ross Ward, providing a brief overview of Airlaid Technology. Over the next couple of months, NIRI will be sharing a variety of videos introducing different nonwoven processes and demonstrating NIRI's extensive pilot-scale prototyping capability.
Airlaying refers to a family of dry-laid web formation processes used in the manufacture of disposable, single-use products and durable products. The general properties of airlaid fabrics are high isotropicity; high loft (if required); high porosity (95-99%); high absorbency and wicking rate; soft handle; adequate tensile strength; good resilience (compression recovery); and high thermal resistance.
These properties make airlaid nonwovens suitable materials for medical textiles, hygiene and feminine products, nappies and wipes, geotextiles, roofing, insulation felts and automotive filters. In combination with NIRI’s chemical, thermal, hydroentanglement and needlepunch bonding capability, we have the ideal pilot-scale facilities for prototyping all the products listed above and more.
NIRI is pleased to support and feature within the Leeds City Region Textiles Sector Showcase
November 3, 2020
NIRI is pleased to support and feature within the Leeds City Region Textiles Sector Showcase. With a remarkable textile history and heritage, Leeds City Region continues to lead the way in textile innovation, sustainability and design.
"Locating our business in the Leeds City Region has been instrumental to NIRI’s success. Having world-class manufacturers on our doorstep has enabled us to innovate, develop and scale-up nonwoven and textile technologies - helping companies speed up getting new products into the market", Dr Matthew Tipper, CEO.