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|Title: ||Three dimensional non-woven process for hygiene apparel|
|Authors: ||Ruse, Elizabeth|
|Issue Date: ||2004|
|Publisher: ||© Elizabeth Ruse|
|Abstract: ||The current method of producing three-dimensional hygiene apparel products is to
make a two dimensional product (a cloth), and through cutting and joining seams turn
it into a three dimensional product. This method requires secondary operations,
which produce waste, use substantial amounts oflabour, and require extra production
time. Therefore, the three dimensional non-woven process will be a revolution in the
non-woven fibre field. With very limited research avai lable specific to this kind of
process, it is ground breaking work, which eliminates some of the waste mentioned
The aim of the project was to develop and implement the three-dimensional nonwoven
fibre process so that it is capable of high volume manufacture of non-woven
products. Pal International Limited is relying on this branch of products to enhance
the current hygiene product market, and create greater opportunities within the
markets both in England and abroad by revolutioni sing the product range.
The initial equipment available was unsuitable for production purposes, as there were
problems with all sections of the machine. Therefore a complete rework was req uired
and undertaken to get it up to the desired standard and specification. A trilby hat has
been chosen as the product to base all trials on.
A literature survey was undertaken to discover theoretical improvements to the
machine, and trials were generated to assist in proving or disproving theories. These
trials consequently lead to rework of the machine.
This report details the equipment available, issues with it and further work required to
turn it into a production process. The end result is a machine that produces a trilby
hat of the required quality and at the desired quantity with no rework necessary.
Some compromises from the theory have had to be made in order to meet Pal
Internationals requirements for cost purposes.|
|Description: ||A Masters Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy of Loughborough University.|
|Appears in Collections:||MPhil Theses (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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