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Absorbent structures made with chemically treated cellulosic fibres are disclosed in US Patent 6 562 743 by Buckeye Technologies.The structures could be used in disposable absorbent articles, such

Zimmer Inc has won its takeover battle for the Swiss-based Centerpulse after the directors of Europe's biggest orthopaedics company recommended its US$3.2 billion cash and shares offer ahead of Smi

Sody Naimer discloses (US Patent 6 573 419) an absorbent elastic adhesive compression dressing that it says is effective for the rapid control of bleeding.

Beiersdorf discloses an orthopaedic wrist bandage in US Patent 6 569 111.

A disposable absorbent article that features a breathable backsheet with multicoloured graphics has been developed by Procter & Gamble.

With the takeover of the French firm Burckle and the Spanish company BCN Lamina-dos, the Picanol Group says it has completed two more steps in its strategy to be a global supplier to the textile in

During the recent Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1-3 October), a number of speakers and delegates made reference to the fact that the rest of th

Atlas Copco will introduce two new oil-free compressors, specially designed for the textile industry (Hall 11 W11/4B).

Fishing lines with low elongation, excellent abrasion resistance and specific gravities that can be adjusted to suit the prevailing conditions are the subjects of European Patent 1 306 471.

Invista, formerly DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI), has announced a strategic alliance with New Hampshire, USA-based Foss Manufacturing, a vertically integrated producer of speciality syntheti

BASF and the Brazilian state-owned oil and gas producer Petrobras have agreed not to realize their project to build an acrylic acid complex in Brazil before 2007.

A machine and method for texturing yarn with both heat and an air jet is disclosed in US Patent 6 564 438.

Zimmer Ag has acquired Fleissner, a leading manufacturer of fibre and nonwovens machinery.

BASF aims to surprise visitors to ITMA with a world innovation for textile ink-jet printing: an innovative family of inks that the company claims will revolutionize the process costs in digital tex

Two UK Companies are combining to participate at ITMA.

One of the largest manufacturers of floorcoverings has developed a way (International Patent WO 02/02310) of making use of different types of carpet waste.

DuPont Co could become the US military's only source of para-aramid fibre for bullet-resistant helmets and body armour (vests) under US Government legislation to boost US-made products.

Australia's army has selected WoolscienceTM Technology, from the Woolmark Co, as its preferred material for the supply of an Undershirts Clothing Ensemble.

Clariant Corp. has introduced two antimicrobial products for use in coated fabric applications.

German textile companies Pharetra and Eschler Textil, in collaboration with knitting machine manufacturer Karl Mayer, have developed a knitted liquid barrier fabric.

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