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A technique for joining and laminating fabrics sheets made from materials previously thought of as unsuitable for such treatments, such as aramids and fleeces, is disclosed in International Patent

A high bulk fibre with greater abrasion resistance is the subject of International Patent World Patent WO 02/16682 from Honeywell International Inc.

Russian company BASK has chosen UK-based Perseverance Mills Ltd to be the main supplier of fabrics for its range of down clothing and sleeping bags from 2004.

A three-dimensionally braided covered stent has been developed by Boston Scientific/SciMed.

A flexible matrix of pyrolysed carbon fibres is suitable for use as the substrate for a fuel cells electrode, according to its US inventor.

A method for making infection-resistant textile articles has been developed by researchers at the Department of Textiles, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA.

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America has acquired the assets and technology of Gividi USA of Ridgeway, South Carolina.

At a meeting in Huddersfield, UK, Messe Frankfurt's Director for Techtextil Michael Janecke described the market for technical textiles in the Russian Federation and made the case for the need to e

A nonwoven structure that incorporates stabilized filament assemblies is the subject of International Patent WO 00/63479.

A German inventor has proposed the use of a dye with chlorophyll-like reflectance in the infra-red (IR) region of the electromagnetic spectrum for fibres intended to produce camouflage fabrics for

Much of the industry's thinking in 2003 was dominated firstly by Techtextil in Frankfurt and then by ITMA in Birmingham.

Europe's two biggest suppliers of spinnerets have joined forces.

A hybrid-mesh cast sleeve used to build a cast around a part of the body has been developed by Kun Young Rhee of Seoul, Korea.

US Patent 6 586 351 describes the latest refinement in stab-resistant materialsSone that includes a carrier coated with solid particles.

A highly absorbent composite yarn is the invention of Koreas Silverstar Corp.

Paul Hartmann is selling its diaper production plant in Recklinghausen, Germany, to Ontex of Buggenhout, Belgium.

Toray Industries has developed a treatment for fibres that, the Japanese company claims, provides durably deodorant, antibacterial, antifungal and anti-soiling characteristics.

More than 285 delegates attended Outlook, the second Hygiene Plus Conference, which was held from 8Oe10 October 2003 in Monaco.

A US company has developed a process that it claims improves the uniformity of the application of yarn finish to individual filaments.

YSL Reflective Technology (YSL) says it has successfully broken into the reflective tape and clothing market with a turnover of GBP599 000 in its first six months and a modest profit.