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TIEHH to unveil state-of-the-art fabric laboratory
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Apr '09
The Institute of Environmental and Human Health (TIEHH) at Texas Tech University will introduce a new, state-of-the-art fabric laboratory to help researchers continue creating products that can protect both military and civilian populations.

WHAT: Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory unveiling
WHEN: 10 a.m. Monday (April 6)
WHERE: Inside the new lab, Building 455 across the street from The Institute of Environmental and Human Health, 1207 Gilbert Drive, Reese Technology Center

The 4,000-square-foot facility, named the Nonwovens and Advanced Materials Laboratory, will be unveiled during the news conference. The new lab's air conditioning and humidification system, contoured needlezone needlepunching technology and thermal bonding capability will allow for faster, more focused research into nonwoven technologies.

Funding for the lab's $1.5 million cost included $125,000 from Lubbock Economic Development Alliance and nearly $1 million from the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) for the machinery. Overall, nonwoven research at Texas Tech has received $2.5 million in DoD funding.

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