07 Apr Tech insitutute offers glimpse of nonwoven materials lab
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Here, ragged tufts of cotton can be transformed into neat, nearly paper-thin sheets with the flip of a switch.
A machine whirs. Inside, thousands of tiny needles arranged at an angle quickly punch the fluffy strips, transforming them into a seamless web.
There’s no telling where this machine and the million-dollar lab it sits in will take Lubbock’s king crop, perhaps to the battlefield as a protective liner in soldiers’ uniforms or inside auto shops as a durable wipe, those associated with this new lab say.
The Texas Tech Institute for Environmental and Human Health unveiled its Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory on Monday.
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