Happy 13th Birthday to NIRI!

It's been an amazing experience growing a global consultancy business from humble beginnings with 4 people in a lab at the back of an old University building to 24 people in a purpose-designed building full of nonwoven prototyping equipment. Having now completed over 450 projects for 150 different companies, through nonwoven science and product development we have helped to:

• Make wounds heal faster
• Reduce hospital infections
• Make tea and coffee taste better
• Make air and liquids cleaner
• Protect soldiers from threats
• Reduce environmental impact and decrease plastic use
• Make hygiene products perform better
• Provide safer blood transfusions
• Saved people from malaria

Thank you to all those industrial clients who have done business with us over the years, who’ve grown with us and enjoyed the journey!
#business #nonwovens #filtration #infectioncontrol


NIRI presents the latest flushable wipe technology at WOW

Dr Matthew Tipper presented 'Approaches for Improving the Wet Strength and Dispersibility of Wetlaid-hydroentangled Wipes' at the World of Wipes (WOW) conference in Chicago last week. The work presented addresses the need for wet wipe products that are strong enough during use but which break up sufficiently when disposed of in the sewer network, preventing blockages. The conference was attended by over 400 industrial representatives, thanks to INDA for allowing us to present!



Success at the International Nonwovens Symposium

A great conference in Rome at the EDANA International Nonwovens Symposium. Business Director, Dr. Matthew Tipper presented 'Adding functionality and value to nonwovens' which detailed two new technologies for incorporating functional particles to fabrics without the need for adhesives. Rome wasn't bad either....



Nonwoven in Wipes - Complete Technical Training

NIRI is delighted to be helping to deliver a new training course 'Nonwoven in Wipes - Complete Technical Training', 9-13th July 2018 at the Cevahir Hotel Asia in Istanbul. The training will be delivered in English with translation into Turkish. Course details can be found in the weblink.

http://markaisbirligi.com/nonwoven-in-wipes-EN-9.html



Nonwovens Innovation - what does the future hold? Expert insight from NIRI's Matthew Tipper on how the industry is evolving and responding to the changing landscape

Matthew Tipper has been interviewed by Pierre Wiertz, the General Manager of EDANA in readiness for the International Nonwoven Symposium, 23-24th May in Rome. Matthew will be presenting  'Adding Functionality and Value to Nonwovens'

https://www.edana.org/newsroom/news-announcements/news-article/2018/04/24/nonwovens-innovation---what-does-the-future-hold?ct=t%28INS2018+Call+for+paper+16+Nov+2017%29&mc_cid=93b54c30e4&mc_eid=%5BUNIQID%5D



TAPPI Netinc Nonwovens Conference

It's been great to attend the TAPPI Netinc Nonwovens Conference in Charlotte, NC. Presented "Human Centred Approach to Nonwoven Product Innovation" including details of our Sanguis and Surfaceskins technologies. Thanks to Prof. Seshadri Ramkumar for organising and making me so welcome. www.surfaceskins.com

www.sanguisfiltration.com



Merry Christmas from NIRI

From the NIRI team, we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Our offices will be closed over the Christmas break, from 22nd December, and will reopen on 2nd January.

Surfaceskins on Radio Leeds

Today NIRI's Quality Manager, Dr Andrew Hewitt and co-founder of Surfaceskins, Adam Walker were interviewed by Liz Green on BBC Radio Leeds about 'Surfaceskins' self-disinfecting, antibacterial door push pads. To learn more about Surfaceskins please visit www.surfaceskins.com


We have moved!

NIRI is excited to announce that we have moved to new, larger premises - less than one mile from our former home on the University of Leeds campus. The new site has larger offices and meeting rooms and expanded laboratories, as well as on-site parking.

Our new address is:
NIRI Ltd.
169 Meanwood Road
Leeds
LS7 1SR

Our new telephone number is 0113 3503829, but the old number will still forward to our new home for the next several months.


NIRI at the Nonwovens Network

NIRI's Business Director, Dr Matthew Tipper, will be presenting at the annual Nonwovens Network seminar on 29th June. The event takes place at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford.

The Nonwovens Network is an organisation of industry professionals with a remit to develop improved mechanisms for the dissemination of knowledge, the exchange of ideas and the development of professional association ns throughout the UK nonwovens industry. The Network has developed over the years into a well respected organisation with over 170 members and hosts an annual seminar, attended by its members, their guests and associates. The Network brings together manufacturers, researchers, suppliers, converters and product users from across the UK and beyond.

Full details can be found at www.nonwovensnetwork.com