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Japan's Shimadzu Corp has developed a spontaneously degradable fibre that offers high bulk, soft handle and stretch.

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group and UKbased BBA Group have invested $25 million to expand their nonwoven fabric production line in Rayong, Thailand.

A refinement in drafting systems now allows for the fine adjustment of gauge, according to European Patent EP 1 251 193.

The TechniTex Faraday Partnership has established the Healthcare and Medical Textiles Network as a forum for discussion and networking opportunities for textile manufacturers and medical profession

Sultex Ltd says it has decided to outsource some of the manufacturing operations at its facility in Zuchwil.

The programme has been announced for Medtex03, the third conference and exhibition on healthcare and medical textiles, which will be held on 8-9 July 2003 at the Moat House Hotel, Bolton, UK.

Jiangsu Hengli Chemical Fibres Ltd of China has awarded a contract to Germany's MG Technologies AG (a member of the Zimmer Group) to build a direct spinning plant for polyester.

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recognized a completely new generic group of fibres.

US healthcare alliance Premier has extended until July 2005 its agreement with Medline Industries for speciality silver woundcare products including Medline's SilvaSorb antimicrobial silver wound d

PPT has announced that Aegis Microbe Shield technology is now included on the Oko-Tex list as an "approved active chemical product".

Procter & Gamble's ThermaCare nonwoven product was a finalist in the 2003 Visionary Award competition at the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry's INDA's) Vision 2003 Consumer Products

An Italian company has developed a stronger and more stable geogrid based on multi-axial manufacture.

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, USA, clearance to market a new fabric technology for single-use surgical drapes.

Sultex Ltd, formerly Sulzer Textil, will stop selling its G6300 rapier loom from 1 June 2003, in order to comply with the stipulations of the European Union's Antitrust Authorities following the fi

Ten Cate Advanced Textiles (TCAT) has installed a software program for analyzing and reporting its business performance.

Superabsorbent fibre producer Camelot Technologies of Alberta, Canada, has filed for bankruptcy, reports Nonwovens World (February-March 2002, page 8).

Worldwide Consumption of technical textiles will grow to reach nearly 24 Mt a year by 2010, with an estimated value of US$93 million, according to the latest study.

A nonwoven based on fine fibres is the basis of a refined filter media developed by Japan Vilene Co Ltd of Tokyo.

Japan's Toray Industries Inc discloses an advanced fabric construction in European Patent EP 1 260 355.

An elasticized orthopaedic bandage offers compression, support, protection and therapeutic effects, particularly for the limbs and joints, according to its inventor Samuel Goldstein of West Chester

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