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US Researchers say they have carried out the first large-scale manufacture of fibres composed solely of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNs).
Exports up by 3.5% in first half of 2004
Coated Vicryl Plus Antibacterial (Polyglactin 910) Suture has been launched in Europe by Ethicon Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical.
GE Advanced Materials, The Netherlands, has adapted a papermaking process in order to produce a long thermoplastic resin reinforced with glass fibre.
Markus Ruedi and colleagues say EMPA's combination of knowledge from basic disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology and engineering helps to improve and develop materials and technologies for i
Heated godets with precise and reliable temperature control systems are decisive components in the production of quality fibres, including technical yarns.
While reviewing the activities of Jakob Muller, Roland Seidl, of the Jakob Muller Institute of Narrow Fabrics in Frick, reveals the extent to which narrow fabrics play an important role in a variety o
Rieter believes that the keys to success in the technical sector are an understanding of each market's needs, flexibility, reliability and the provision of extensive services, particularly facilities
Erich Weiss, Chief Executive Officer of Cavitec/Nonwoven, part of Santex, describes how the Group has evolved and put the many years of experience of its companies to good use in building machinery fo
Schweizerische Textilfachschule's Henrique Schneider describes how this college prepares students for work in the textile and fashion industries, as well as working with industry in the development of
Heberlein Fiber Technology expects the markets for technical yarns to continue to show strong growth and is backing up its conviction by developing a range of specialized components for the modificati
Benninger reveals how the demands made by technical textiles have shaped its strategy for developing machinery.
Although most noted for its machinery builders (see page 7), the Swiss industry offers much in the way of technical textiles too.
A system for creating fibre bundles that are easy to handle is the subject of US Patent 6 722 116.
A method of thermally cutting and sealing the edge of a running web is the subject of US Patent 6 681 668.
Shakespeare Co says its latest innovation is a highly durable monofilament produced using a patented process that alters the surface properties of semi-crystalline polymers (IsoTuffTM).
Polymer Group Inc (PGI) has developed what it claims is an extremely lightweight nonwoven with an abrasive surface and high absorbency.
A two-day meeting, New Technologies and Smart Textiles for Industry and Fashion, is being held in London, UK, 1-2 December 2004.
A hydroentangled nonwoven composite fabric containing pulp fibre that can be used as a fluid distribution layer and/or absorbent component of an absorbent personal care product has been developed by K
Good business in most segments gave US consumer goods group Procter & Gamble a 44% rise in profits to US$1.37 billion in the fourth quarter of its current operating period.