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Geoff Fisher visited Turkey to learn about some of Rieter Perfojet's local customers,such as AS Nonwovens,who are investing in machinery with the goal of competing with the world's major convertors.
Diolen Industrial Fibers will invest in two new spinning lines to increase capacity for its recently introduced one-step polyester tyre yarns.
A longitudinally symmetric arm sling is disclosed in US Patent 6 770 044 by Joslin Orthopedic Gear. The sling is designed to support either a person's left or right arm.
An acrylic fibre with cotton-like properties is the subject of US Patent 6 740 722, assigned to Solutia Inc.
A device for pressure support of a weakened or injured articulating joint, such as an ankle, elbow, knee or wrist, is described in US Patent 6 776 769 by Joseph Smith of Boca Raton, Florida, USA.
US-based Procter & Gamble Co is developing ways of making nonwovens that contain apertures and have high degrees of elongation.
USA's Milliken & Co has developed a composite textile for use as a facer material on cementitious wallboards.
US weaver Bally Ribbon Mills has developed three-dimensional (3D) woven fabrics intended for use in composites, as well as a loom for making them on.
Ireland-based biopharmaceutical company Alltracel Pharmaceuticals has agreed a deal with Nichiban, the largest Japanese consumer wound care company, for the development of Alltracel's m-doc (micro-dis
In European Patent EP 1 411 160, an Italian inventor describes a method for weaving cashmere.
US-based Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc reports that it has invented a better electret material for use in air filtration systems.
Organized by North Carolina State University (NCSU) and the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI), the Medical Textiles 2004 conference was held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, in Octo
Unicharm has developed an absorbent article with leakage-preventing side walls.
Rieter Ingolstadt Spinnereimaschinenbau AG has patented a novel suspension for the spinning rotor of an open-end machine, claiming its use substantially extends the operational life of the radial bear
A continuous process for the manufacture of multilayered wound dressings comprising an apertured wound contact layer, an absorbent material layer and a backing layer is disclosed in US Patent 6 765 12
A technique for applying a shrink-resist treatment to textiles that also provides water-, oil- and stain-repellency has been developed by Precision Processes Textiles Ltd of Ambergate, UK.
The Newport School of Art, Media and Design at the University of Wales, Newport, UK, has opened a Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology Research Unit.
An inflatable linear hollow bandage cuff has been developed by Stanley and Mikhail Boukanov of Beltsville, Maryland, USA.
Scientists at Australia's CSIRO Textile and Fibre Technology (CTFT) working with the NanoTech Institute at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA, have adapted textile technologies used to spin wool and
Disposable absorbent articles with refastenable side seams are disclosed in US Patent 6 761 711 by Kimberly-Clark.