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By combining extrusion and thread wrapping, a Spanish company has developed a system for producing artificial grass.

For the financial year 2002 (ended 31 December 2002), the consolidated turnover of the Picanol Group rose by almost 30.0%, to U.K. Pound 519.4 million. At the same time, profits doubled.

CardioTech has received US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to produce and market an antibiotic hydrogel wound and burn dressing, which is indicated for venous stasis ulcers, diabetic u

A two-layer acquisition/distribution layer (ADL) with improved protection against leakage has been developed by Buckeye Technologies.

A durable building panel is the subject of an International Patent (WO 01/36191).

Mccleeryyarns Yarns, Ciba Specialty Chemicals and Constab Additive Polymers (UK) Ltd have cooperated to produce a polypropylene yarn that is resistant to ultraviolet (UV) radiation and offers prote

A medical wrap for the promotion of diabetic and similar wound healing has been developed by Kinetic Concepts of San Antonio, Texas, USA.

BBA Filtration has introduced a filter media designed for use in spas and swimming pools.

A yarn that expands when heated is the subject of US Patent 6 460 320.

Dupont textiles & Interiors has launched a range of socks designed for people who spend a lot of time on their feet or long periods in seated positions.

A technical symposium on materials and composites in health and wound management will be held on 29-30 April at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington, UK.

Advanced wound management therapies, especially dressings containing active ingredients, are driving the market for wound management products, according to a recent issue of MedMarkets (February 20

Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) of Richmond, Virginia, USA, have created a nanofibre mat that could eventually become a natural bandage.

A US company has revealed a way to reduce the electrostatic hazard associated with filling flexible intermediate bulk containers (FIBCs).

A medical bandage for orthopaedic use and based on a tubular knitted substrate has been developed by BSN Medical.

Spain's Aitex now has a geotextile laboratory offering tests and consultancy on different types of materials.

A team of scientists from Portland, Oregon, USA, has developed a combat-ready, military field dressing based on chitosan.

Treating hydrophobic fibres with a glow discharge plasma improves the ability to dye them, according to US researchers.

Managing Director of XeBusiness Ltd David Cullis argues the case for investing in information technology, but warns that doing so effectively requires a real will to manage and implement change in

Harodite Industries Inc has developed a process for making a composite headliner for automobiles.

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