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For the first time ITMA will incorporate an international conference: The ITMA Forum.

Camtex Fabrics, a specialist in footwear linings, has won a major contract to supply the German footwear insoles producer, Jomo.

A recommended practice guide for cleanroom garments has been updated.

Tietex International has patented a fluid-containment composite of stitch-bonded construction that, it claims, can used in an incontinence pad and can be laundered.

In US Patent 6 572 575, Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan out-lines a disposable diaper that includes a pattern sheet.

Biancalani SpA, a manufacturer of finishing machinery for fabrics, will present (Hall 7, Stand DF7-7a) its most recent innovations, namely a new machine called Spyra(r) Compact and the latest versi

For the first time at any ITMA exhibition, a separate section devoted entirely to nonwovens machinery and equipment will feature in this year's edition of the world's largest regular textile machin

US researchers have devised a lightweight and impact-resistant composite consisting of a three-dimensional (3D) textile construction made from at least three systems of yarns.

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.

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