Are Lewis Acids the Antimicrobial Solution for Textiles?

           A new research project at the Hohenstein Group deals with antimicrobial effects of Lewis acids that are applied on textile surfaces. Results of this work may significantly contribute to countermeasures against multi-resistant bacteria as found, for example, in medical facilities. Many areas of everyday and professional life require antimicrobial protection. Such an effect on textile surfaces is currently achieved by the utilization of silver or ammonium containing compounds. However, the use of such compounds is questionable with respect to possible adverse ecological and toxicological effects. In addition, these compounds are generally expensive. Lewis acids exhibit an acidic surface effect and an antimicrobial effect has been demonstrated. Therefore, these com,pounds

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Rieter Reaches Agreement With Works Council at Ingolstadt Location

As communicated on February 1, 2017, Rieter intends to focus at the lngolstadt location on the development of machines and the provision of technical support for after-sales business. Production will be transferred to Rieter’s Usti site in the Czech Republic. Rieter has agreed with the Works Council at the Ingolstadt location on a package of measures for employees affected by the planned reduction of the workforce. The offers submitted by Rieter to some 220 employees include termination contracts or a switch to a transfer company. To prepare the employees for the requirements of the job market, consultancy and mediation services as well as qualification measures are essential components of the

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