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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.

Greengauge Group Ltd, a supplier of classic indoor and outdoor bowling surfaces has installed a high-performance bowling green using the Tenara(r) sewing thread from Donisthorpe Ltd and Co Ltd.

Beiersdorf has developed a supporting material for medical purposes, in particular orthopaedic dress- ings and bandages.

Composites engineering technology, developed for the aerospace industry, has helped Brookhouse Composites create a motorcycle helmet that, the company from Darwen, UK, claims, could save 3000 lives

Kimberly-Clark has extending its Huggies baby diaper and wipes brand with the launch of Huggies Disposable Changing pad.

DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI) has announced a $15 million investment over three years, beginning in 2003, to support the growing need for industrial nylon 6.6 fibres in automotive and other

Hercules Inc has agreed an undisclosed price for the purchase of Meraklon SpA.

Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club will be exploiting a revolutionary shirt in the forthcoming season, 2003-2004.

An improved absorbent structure that provides a dry liquid-accepting surface after receiving a quantity of liquid is described by Buckeye Technologies.

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 1113 May 2004 i

Lectra has expanded its laser cutter range with the introduction of the FocusAirbag-VHP and the FocusTechTex-HP.

According to figures released by the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), production of nonwovens in Europe grew 7.8% in 2002 to reach 1.2 Mt.This compares with a growth in 2001