The Institute of Environmental and Human Health at Texas Tech to Unveil New Nonwoven Fabric Research Facility

Media advisory for upcoming news conference.

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 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. Find Texas Tech news, experts and story ideas at www.media.ttu.edu. CONTACT:Ronald Kendall, director, The Institute of Environmental andHuman Health, Texas Tech University, (806) 885-4567, ron.kendall@tiehh.ttu.edu.