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Nonwoven materials & technology

This spans fibre properties, nonwoven fabric manufacture and characterisation. Projects are relevant to industrial challenges in hygiene, medical devices, filtration, packaging, personal and property protection, energy generation, water and food security, reducing disease transmission, clothing and domestic products, defence industries, civil engineering and building, automotive and transport, agriculture, aquaculture and horticulture. Environmental sustainability, understanding methods of improving product performance and finding ways of balancing complex property requirements are key areas of activity. The process-structure-property relationships and modelling of nonwoven materials continues to underpin research in the Group.

We also host the Nonwovens Network in Leeds, the UK’s primary organisation representing one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the engineered fabrics industry.