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Nonwovens, you say?


NIRI's CEO, Matthew Tipper, participates in EDANA's #NonwovensYouSay campaign, which features leading players within the nonwovens industry.

NIRI develops commercially-viable nonwoven products, using its unique blend of scientific excellence and prototyping capability. NIRI is trusted by the industry and has completed over 550 projects for over 250 customers.

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'Airlaid's Rebirth' - NIRI feature in Nonwovens Industry article


NIRI's CEO, Dr. Matthew Tipper, comments on how NIRI is helping companies develop the next wave of sustainable products, using airlaid technology:

“With the EU Directive on single-use plastics, the nonwovens industry is focused on experimenting with processes that work towards increased sustainability”.

“Manufacturers are exploring airlaid technologies as these use a high percentage of natural fibers—predominantly fluff pulp which is both cost-effective and sustainable, biodegradable and renewable.”

Our clients come to us to develop their airlaid products on a small scale, which enables them to develop iteratively and accelerate their innovation and time to market.

Introducing Airlaid Technology

NIRI's New Business Development Manager, Dr. Ross Ward, providing a brief overview of Airlaid Technology. Over the next couple of months, NIRI will be sharing a variety of videos introducing different nonwoven processes and demonstrating NIRI's extensive pilot-scale prototyping capability.

Airlaying refers to a family of dry-laid web formation processes used in the manufacture of disposable, single-use products and durable products. The general properties of airlaid fabrics are high isotropicity; high loft (if required); high porosity (95-99%); high absorbency and wicking rate; soft handle; adequate tensile strength; good resilience (compression recovery); and high thermal resistance.

These properties make airlaid nonwovens suitable materials for medical textiles, hygiene and feminine products, nappies and wipes, geotextiles, roofing, insulation felts and automotive filters. In combination with NIRI’s chemical, thermal, hydroentanglement and needlepunch bonding capability, we have the ideal pilot-scale facilities for prototyping all the products listed above and more.

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NIRI is pleased to support and feature within the Leeds City Region Textiles Sector Showcase


NIRI is pleased to support and feature within the Leeds City Region Textiles Sector Showcase. With a remarkable textile history and heritage, Leeds City Region continues to lead the way in textile innovation, sustainability and design.

"Locating our business in the Leeds City Region has been instrumental to NIRI’s success. Having world-class manufacturers on our doorstep has enabled us to innovate, develop and scale-up nonwoven and textile technologies - helping companies speed up getting new products into the market", Dr Matthew Tipper, CEO.

Download the Leeds City Region Textiles Sector Showcase document: https://www.investleedscityregion.com/textiles/

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We are hiring | Innovation Scientist


1. Are you passionate about innovation and product development?

2. Do you want to help companies around the world develop new products?

3. Do you have broad experience and knowledge in the nonwovens industry?

4. Are you familiar with nonwoven raw materials and converting processes?

NIRI is searching for an Innovation Scientist capable of working at the highest scientific level, whilst delivering commercially-viable results.

How to Apply:

1. Tell us “Why NIRI?” in >200 words, in your cover letter.
2. Send us your C.V.
3. Email kerryc@nonwovens-innovation.com

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We are hiring | Innovation Technologist



1. Do You Want to Innovate?

2. Are you passionate about innovation and product development?

3. Do you want to help companies around the world develop new products?

NIRI is searching for an Innovation Technologist with responsibility for supporting multiple commercially focused R&D projects.

How to Apply:

1. Tell us “Why NIRI?” in >200 words, in your cover letter.
2. Send us your C.V.
3. Email kerryc@nonwovens-innovation.com

#innovation #development #research #sustainability #circulareconomy #career #textiles #nonwovens