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A system for creating fibre bundles that are easy to handle is the subject of US Patent 6 722 116.

A method of thermally cutting and sealing the edge of a running web is the subject of US Patent 6 681 668.

Shakespeare Co says its latest innovation is a highly durable monofilament produced using a patented process that alters the surface properties of semi-crystalline polymers (IsoTuffTM).

Polymer Group Inc (PGI) has developed what it claims is an extremely lightweight nonwoven with an abrasive surface and high absorbency.

A two-day meeting, New Technologies and Smart Textiles for Industry and Fashion, is being held in London, UK, 1-2 December 2004.

A hydroentangled nonwoven composite fabric containing pulp fibre that can be used as a fluid distribution layer and/or absorbent component of an absorbent personal care product has been developed b

Good business in most segments gave US consumer goods group Procter & Gamble a 44% rise in profits to US$1.37 billion in the fourth quarter of its current operating period.

The UK's Ministry of Defence (MoD) has granted Stedfast Inc of Granby, Quebec, Canada, an exclusive worldwide licence under a International patent application to commercially produce and market coa

Customer Evaluations are under way for Innofiber DCS fibre glass from PPG Industries, which claims its product is designed to improve the quality and processing efficiency, particularly for screen

Japan's Murata Kikai KK has developed a variant in false-twist texturizing that it claims can be used with polylactic acid (PLA) fibres.

A diverse range of medical products is being made under the name Metea by Vyzkumny ustav pletarsky (VUP) of Brno, Czech Republic.

Production of three-dimensional fabrics to serve as reinforcements in preforms is the subject of International Patent 02/103098.

Continuous production of tubular nonwoven filter fabrics is possible using a method developed by Total Filter Technology Inc of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA.

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada Ltd has developed a polymer-coated knitted fabric that it believes has potential as insect screening.

A UK Company is offering a testing service for vapour permeability.

Smith & Nephew's Orthopaedics Division has appointed Ken Woody as Senior Vice President of Global Sales.

Inventor Ian D. Walters of Ammanford, UK, has developed a novel type of tufted pile material, according to US Patent 6 723 413.

Polyamide High Performance has increased the price of its polyamide 66 airbag yarns (Enka(r) Nylon) by 11%, effective 1 October, blaming sustained increases in the cost of raw materials.

DuPont has opened a new US$130 million facility at its Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA, site to produce medical nonwoven fabrics made from its new composite technology.

BWF Envirotec has introduced an electrically conductive filter media for continuous applications at 125degC (with a peak use of 140degC).