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With its decision of 5 April 2005, the Austrian Cartel Court has finally approved the acquisition of the Tencel Group by Lenzing AG.

Carpet maker Vorwerk has joined forces with another German firm,computer chip manufacturer Infineon,to develop a textile material that can think for itself,survive being wetted and can be cut to sh

DSM will invest more than US$50 million to build a new fibre line in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, and boost production in Heerlen,The Netherlands, for its ultra-high molecular weight polyethyle

Saint Gobain's Reinforcements Branch has signed an agreement to acquire the Austrian company Hornstein Glastextil AG.

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An electrically heated blanket that also contains a phase-change material (PCM) is the subject of US Patent 6 723 967.

A Japanese company has developed a nonwoven based on fluoro-resin fibres that it claims displays excellent mechanical characteristics.

A US-based inventor has proposed a novel way of making chenille yarns.

A nonwoven designed specifically as an ink-absorber for ink-jet printers has been developed in the USA.

Holding offshore installations exactly in position requires ropes that can withstand long-lasting strains and will resist lengthy immersion in sea-water.

Adding an amount of C8 to C12 fatty acid monoglyceride to polypropylene as a melt additive produces meltextruded fibres that are both hydrophilic and antimicrobial, according to 3M.

A US-based inventor claims a decorticated bast fibre, such as from flax, is particularly suitable as a reinforcement for a range of polymer-based composites and that he has found a way to overcome

High-visibility reflective wear is becoming common among people working in hazardous conditions and now a US inventor proposes a novel type of reversible reflective sleeve.

A system for collecting and managing the air discharged during a melt-spinning process is the subject of US Patent 6 799 957.

USA's Milliken has developed a low-permeability construction for airbag cushions that uses only low add-on amounts of coating.

Biodegradable nonwovens that are easy to process, have fluid-management properties and are absorbent are the subject of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc's latest patent.

An inventor proposes a novel type of camouflage in US Patent 6 811 835.

It is well known that textile fibre surfaces play a key role in textile processing and application technology.

Biocompatible adhesive protective dressings are disclosed in US Patent 6 818 801 by A. Enterprises.

A method of forming shaped components, such as absorbent cores, for use in disposable absorbent articles is outlined in European Patent 1 448 371 by Rayonier.