The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech to Unveil New Nonwoven
Fabric Research Facility
April 2, 2009
Media advisory for upcoming news conference.
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
EVENT: 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.
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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CONTACT:Ronald Kendall, director, The Institute of Environmental andHuman Health, Texas Tech University,
(806) 885-4567, firstname.lastname@example.org.