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To address market demand and new textile applications in surgery and medicine, Medical Textiles 2004 will be held at the David L.

Restructuring of the caprolactam business is urgently required, according to DSM Fibre Intermediates:

UK researchers have developed a prototype prosthetic aortic heart valve utilizing materials already used in other textile prostheses and standard textile production processes.

Procter & Gamble Co has developed a multi-purpose absorbent and cut-resistant sheet.

Linden Industries, a polyurethane (PU) machinery maker, located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA, is introducing a new process for manufacturing leather instrument panels and interior components for th

An Italian inventor describes a process for making che- nille yarn in European Patent EP 1 323 854.

A device for affixing a patients limb to the surgeons body during arthroscopic examination or surgery is described by Barry Henry of Lubbock, Texas, USA.

An energy-absorbent composite laminate for mechanical joints is the invention of Canadas Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics.

Orthopaedic supports that can be configured to body parts, such as the knee, wrist or ankle, are disclosed in US Patent 6 582 382 by Beiersdorf.

Organizer Messe Frankfurt has extended its Techtextil brand to the capital of the largest country in the world, the Russian Federation.

A post-operative wound dressing for bandaging a penis following, for instance, circumcision is described in US Patent 6 580 011 by Barbara Jennings-Spring.

A technique for joining and laminating fabrics sheets made from materials previously thought of as unsuitable for such treatments, such as aramids and fleeces, is disclosed in International Patent

A high bulk fibre with greater abrasion resistance is the subject of International Patent World Patent WO 02/16682 from Honeywell International Inc.

Russian company BASK has chosen UK-based Perseverance Mills Ltd to be the main supplier of fabrics for its range of down clothing and sleeping bags from 2004.

A three-dimensionally braided covered stent has been developed by Boston Scientific/SciMed.

A flexible matrix of pyrolysed carbon fibres is suitable for use as the substrate for a fuel cells electrode, according to its US inventor.

A method for making infection-resistant textile articles has been developed by researchers at the Department of Textiles, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA.

Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics America has acquired the assets and technology of Gividi USA of Ridgeway, South Carolina.

At a meeting in Huddersfield, UK, Messe Frankfurt's Director for Techtextil Michael Janecke described the market for technical textiles in the Russian Federation and made the case for the need to e

A nonwoven structure that incorporates stabilized filament assemblies is the subject of International Patent WO 00/63479.