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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.

A net that protects plants from excessive direct light is the subject of US Patent 6 586 350.

DuPont Engineering Polymers and Wuxi Xingda Nylon Co Ltd of Wuxi, China, will form a joint venture for the production and distribution of filaments used in toothbrush, paint brush, cosmetic and ind

A launderable fluid-containment composite that can be used as a component of an incontinence pad has been developed by Tietex International.

Members of the first Swedish expedition to climb Dhaulagiri - at 8167 m (26 794 feet) the world's seventh highest mountain - used Gore-Tex(r) fabrics.

BWF Tec is building a new needlefelt production line at its plant in Offingen, Germany.

Demand for nonwoven roll goods in the USA is expected to increase 3.9% a year to US$5 billion in 2007, according to Nonwovens, the latest study published by the Freedonia Group.

The FiberComposites division of Ahlstrom has announced changes at its nonwovens manufacturing facility in Stalldalen, Sweden.

An adhesive bandage that incorporates a soft, three-dimensional toy is outlined in US Patent 6 586 651 by John Sullivan of Weston, Connecticut, USA.

National Presto Industries of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, has purchased the assets of privately owned NCN Hygiene Products, a small manufacturer of adult incontinence products and housetraining pad

Samson Rope Technologies, a specialist in high-performance rope, has introduced Samson Ice, describing it as a unique heat-resistant cover designed to mate with the company's 12-strand single braid

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