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Japan's Murata Kikai KK has developed a variant in false-twist texturizing that it claims can be used with polylactic acid (PLA) fibres.
A diverse range of medical products is being made under the name Metea by Vyzkumny ustav pletarsky (VUP) of Brno, Czech Republic.
Production of three-dimensional fabrics to serve as reinforcements in preforms is the subject of International Patent 02/103098.
Continuous production of tubular nonwoven filter fabrics is possible using a method developed by Total Filter Technology Inc of North Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA.
Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics Canada Ltd has developed a polymer-coated knitted fabric that it believes has potential as insect screening.
A UK Company is offering a testing service for vapour permeability.
Smith & Nephew's Orthopaedics Division has appointed Ken Woody as Senior Vice President of Global Sales.
Inventor Ian D. Walters of Ammanford, UK, has developed a novel type of tufted pile material, according to US Patent 6 723 413.
Polyamide High Performance has increased the price of its polyamide 66 airbag yarns (Enka(r) Nylon) by 11%, effective 1 October, blaming sustained increases in the cost of raw materials.
DuPont has opened a new US$130 million facility at its Old Hickory, Tennessee, USA, site to produce medical nonwoven fabrics made from its new composite technology.
BWF Envirotec has introduced an electrically conductive filter media for continuous applications at 125degC (with a peak use of 140degC).
Rhodia Polyamide has hiked the price of its polyamide 66 (PA 66) base resins and PA 6 and PA 66 compounds (Technyl(r)) in Europe by Euro200 a tonne, effective 13 September.
Polymer Group (PGI) is to more than double the spunbond fabric capacity of its Bonlam Andina facility in Cali, Colombia, to meet growing demand for its products in Latin America, where the company hol
An adhesive bandage offering improved comfort and fit has been developed by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products.
A flocked surface of superabsorbent fibres on a substrate is the subject of US Patent 6 692 811.
Sheets and pillowcases containing HaloShield technology are now available from Medline Industries for use in hospitals, nursing homes and managed care facilities in the USA.
A woven fabric consisting of synthetic yarns with at least two different deniers that is laminated to a solid polymeric film makes a more effective material for airbags, according to US Patent 6 734 1
A haemostatic multilayer bandage is described in US Patent 6 762 336 by the American National Red Cross based in Washington DC, USA.
Rieter Perfojet of Montbonnot, France, claims to have improved the design of the pressure manifolds for its hydroentanglement lines.
An implantable hernia repair prosthesis is described by Ethicon in US Patent 6 755 867.