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A US company has developed a process that it claims improves the uniformity of the application of yarn finish to individual filaments.
YSL Reflective Technology (YSL) says it has successfully broken into the reflective tape and clothing market with a turnover of GBP599 000 in its first six months and a modest profit.
A net that protects plants from excessive direct light is the subject of US Patent 6 586 350.
DuPont Engineering Polymers and Wuxi Xingda Nylon Co Ltd of Wuxi, China, will form a joint venture for the production and distribution of filaments used in toothbrush, paint brush, cosmetic and indust
A launderable fluid-containment composite that can be used as a component of an incontinence pad has been developed by Tietex International.
Members of the first Swedish expedition to climb Dhaulagiri - at 8167 m (26 794 feet) the world's seventh highest mountain - used Gore-Tex(r) fabrics.
BWF Tec is building a new needlefelt production line at its plant in Offingen, Germany.
Demand for nonwoven roll goods in the USA is expected to increase 3.9% a year to US$5 billion in 2007, according to Nonwovens, the latest study published by the Freedonia Group.
The FiberComposites division of Ahlstrom has announced changes at its nonwovens manufacturing facility in Stalldalen, Sweden.
An adhesive bandage that incorporates a soft, three-dimensional toy is outlined in US Patent 6 586 651 by John Sullivan of Weston, Connecticut, USA.
National Presto Industries of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, has purchased the assets of privately owned NCN Hygiene Products, a small manufacturer of adult incontinence products and housetraining pads f
Samson Rope Technologies, a specialist in high-performance rope, has introduced Samson Ice, describing it as a unique heat-resistant cover designed to mate with the company's 12-strand single braided
BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville Inc has developed a process to make a multi-component spunbond fabric
A UK company has patented a variation of the traditional approach to making spunbond fabrics.
Kimberly-Clark has introduced a range of diaper-pants -Huggies Convertibles. The product is aimed at babies that begin to walk, usually at about 12 months of age.
Procter & Gamble (P&G) is to begin commercial production of its Nodax biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyesters in 2004.
DuPont has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Cardinal Health and two BBA Group businesses over an alleged breach of contract and various patent violations.
An extremely competitive global market is making it harder than ever for companies to succeed in the consumer textile sector, forcing many to look to high added-value products for salvation.
For the first time ITMA will incorporate an international conference: The ITMA Forum.
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