NIRI is developing Hydrospace™ (roll product) and HydroTube™ (tubular product) technology
based on the hydroentanglement process. Both enable continuous filling of actives
within the fabric cross-section enabling the development of new products in filtration,
personal protection, medical delivery systems, wipes, automotive sound absorption
and composites, amongst others.
NIRI has been developing Hydrospace™ technology for several years and is now ready
to begin the commercialisation phase of this exciting novel patented* technology.
Hydrospace™ fabrics are lightweight hydroentangled fabrics with unique internal cavities
within the cross-section; these can be of many different shapes and sizes. The cavities
can be filled with gels, waxes, cosmetics, detergents and solid particles to functionalise
* Patents have been granted in the United States (US7718249) and are pending in other
NIRI’s HydroTube™ fabrics are lightweight hydroentangled fabrics which are produced
as continuous seamless tubes. They can be made from virtually any fibre that is compatible
with hydroentanglement. The size can be varied and the interior can be left hollow
or filled to functionalise the fabric as the tube is formed.
NIRI is currently refining HydroTube™ and looking to begin the commercialisation
phase of this exciting, novel, patented technology.