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DuPont has devised a way of using polymer fibres to support plant growth and act as a substitute for soil.

Carl Freudenberg has developed a method for making lightweight triboelectrically charged nonwovens for use in filter media.

Chemopetrol, the Czech Republic's leading supplier of polyester and polypropylene, has launched a new range of polypropylene resins clarified with Millad 3988 from Milliken Chemical.

An elongated elastic bandage that is used to provide support, compression and/or immobilization is described in US Patent 6 545 193 by Michael Morgenstern of Flushing, New York, USA.

DuPont has confirmed it has entered exclusive negotiations with subsidiaries of Koch Industries Inc, Wichita, Kansas, USA, regarding the sale of DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI).

Directors David Lamb and Chris Burhop have bought out BFF Nonwovens of Bridgwater, Somerset, UK, from parent company Lamont Holdings plc, which went into receivership earlier this year.

The 4th International Filtration Conference will take place in Osaka, Japan, from 7-8 October 2003.

A German company has developed a synthetic rigid bandage especially for splinting or supporting a diseased or injured limb.

Over the past year, the microbiological department of the Spanish Textile Research Institute (AITEX) has made a significant investment in equipment for its microbiology laboratory for the control o

With the organization of Medtex 03, the third international conference and exhibition on healthcare and medical textiles held in July 2003 in Bolton, UK, Bolton Institute's Centre for Materials Res

Inelastic backing material for use in orthopaedic dressings and bandages is disclosed by Beiersdorf in US Patent 6 544 910.

Natural fibre production was perfected in the Industrial Age (1775-1850). Synthetic fibre production fuelled developments in the textile industry during the Chemical Age (1870-1980).

Following the success of the first ApliMatec International Fair of Technical Applications of Textile Materials, the organizer has begun working on the next exhibition, to be held on 11-13 May 2004

Bristol-Myers Squibb of New York, USA, has developed a multi-layered wound dressing.

Shelter-Pro LLC of Stearns, Kentucky, USA, has developed camouflage clothing intended for sportsmen, hunters and photographers.

US inventors have disclosed a method based on hydroentanglement for forming durable nonwovens with patterns and images.

Scapa Medical has developed a new foam tape for medical dressings.

A compression bandage for the treatment of lymphoedema has been developed by Neopress of Hinckley, Leicestershire, UK.

A method for making a continuous strip of fabric for use in the production of paint roller covers is disclosed in US Patent 6 502 779.

Three major machinery manufacturers have announced their withdrawal from the forthcoming ITMA 2003.

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