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Haci Omer Sabanchi Holding AS (Sabanci Holding) has completed its purchase of E.I.Du Pont de Nemours & Company's (DuPont's) 50% shareholding in DuPont Sabanci Polyester Europe BV, (DuPontSA), b

Beginning a three-part series on the test methods applicable to fibre-reinforced composities,M.Subramanian Senthil Kannan And R.Geethamalini of India's PSG College of Technology review the non-dest

The US market for smart and interactive textiles,estimated at US$64.4 million in 2004,is expected to rise by an average of 36% a year to US$299.3 million in 2009, according to a new report from Bus

Low & Bonar has acquired the entire issued share capital of LCM Construction Products Ltd (trading as Adfil) for a consideration of up to GBP12.8 million.

Fibre Technology Specialist Acordis has developed two intelligent fibres and extended the range of its Amicor brand, in response to increased consumer and lifestyle demands for healthy clothing and

Coated Vicryl Plus Antibacterial (Polyglactin 910) Suture has been launched in Europe by Ethicon Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical.

DFB Pharmaceuticals has acquired the EpiSource wound management activities of IsoTis OrthoBiologics for an undisclosed amount.

Absorbent structures made of chemically treated fibres are disclosed in US Patent 6 770 576 by Buckeye Technologies.The structures are said to allow increased concentrations of superabsorbent polym

Index 05, the world's largest exhibition for the nonwovens sector, will highlight novel applications of nonwovens in the medical and other markets.

Polyamide High Performance (PHP) GmbH and China Shenma (CSM) Group Co Ltd have agreed to form a partnership concerning airbag yarns for the Chinese market.

Each year,during its Expo,the Industrial Fabrics Association International announces the winners of its International Achievement Awards.

PPG Industries and its joint venture partner will build a second manufacturing furnace for fibre glass at their facility in Kunshan, China, officials from both companies have announced.

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A nonwoven surge material for personal care products is described in US Patent 6 781 027 by Kimberly-Clark.

Healthcare and hygienic products maker Lohmann & Rauscher is to build a new plant in South Moravia, Czech Republic.The company is investing more than EUR41.5m into expansion and modernization o

According to Frost & Sullivan, the European advanced wound management market was valued at US$544.4 million in 2004 and is forecast to grow by an average of 12.4% a year to US$1.23 billion in 2

The European Centre for Nonwovens (CENT) has opened a pilot-scale laboratory line in Tourcoing, France.

After a 20-Year hiatus from northeastern US venues, IFAI Expo returned with to hold its annual event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on 27-29 October 2004.

The increasing incidence of surgical site infections (SSIs) among hospital patients in Europe has led to a call to action for cost-effective preventative measures to be put in place by hospitals to

Elk Technologies Inc has developed a cotton-based fire barrier fabric, VersaShield(r) II, expanding its VersaShield product family and broadening its range of applications.