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Study Results from Kaunas University of Technology in the Area of Fiber Technology Reported

June 17, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Researchers detail new data in Fiber Technology. According to news originating from Kaunas, Lithuania, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "A study of the manufacturing and characterisation of poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVA) nano-fibre mats reinforced with microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) is presented. Results obtained from Attenuated Total Reflection Fourier Transform Infrared (ATR-FTIR) spectrometry and Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM of the products are discussed and interpreted."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Kaunas University of Technology, "PVA nano-fibre mats reinforced with MCC nano-whiskers (CNWs) were prepared from aqueous PVA solutions by NanospiderTM high-voltage electro-spinning on NS Lab 200 (Elmarco) equipment with a circular cylinder as the emitting electrode. PVA/CNWs mats of a modal nano-fibre diameter of 300 nm and average diameter within the range from 350 to 294 nm were obtained by the electro-spinning technique."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Solution parameters, such as the content of CNWs in the solution and PVA concentration and viscosity were varied in an attempt to produce possibly finer cellulose nano-fibres."

For more information on this research see: Electro-spinning Derived Cellulose-PVA Composite Nano-fibre Mats. Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe, 2014;22(3):43-46. Fibres & Textiles in Eastern Europe can be contacted at: Inst Chemical Fibres, Ul M Sklodowskiej-Curie 19, 27, 90-570 Lodz, Poland.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from A. Sutka, Kaunas Univ Technol, Dept. of Mat Engn, LT-51424 Kaunas, Lithuania. Additional authors for this research include S. Kukle, J. Gravitis, R. Milasius and J. Malagauskiene.

Keywords for this news article include: Kaunas, Europe, Lithuania, Fiber Technology

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