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Dow Global Technologies Inc has developed a monofilament plastic fibre that the US company claims is useful in reducing the cracking in reinforced concrete that is associated with plastic shrinkage

A method and equipment for making a cut and loop pile tufted material is the result of development at Card-Monroe Corp, USA.

Based on a variation of bicomponent fibres, Teijin Monofilament Germany GmbH has developed a novel, electrically conductive monofilament.

A Japanese inventor has developed socks that protect the instep or Achilles tendon during walking or exercising.

A novel design of sinker intended for circular knitting machines making pile fabrics is the subject of European Patent 1 559 819.

A latch needle design that is said to be less liable to soiling is the subject of US Patent 6 931 890.

A hydroentangled nonwoven in which the entanglement is greater on the outer surface than the inner is the subject of US Patent 6 852 654, assigned to the Polymer Group Inc.

Following on from earlier reports, Royal Ten Cate announces that the Polyfelt acquisition process has been formally completed, making the takeover a reality (see also, Technical Textiles Internatio

DSM is to invest several tens of millions of dollars in another new production line for its highperformance polyethylene fibre Dyneema(r) fibre in Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

DSM Dyneema, the inventor and manufacturer of the strong ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) Dyneema(r), has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Hangzhou Pivot International Co

The current management and a leading Swiss private equity firm Capvis will succeed Charles Peter as owner of textile machine company Benninger Textile Systems.

On page 62 of our Buyer's Guide (Technical Textiles International, October/November 2005, the contact details for Cavitec/ Santex are incorrect.

DUPONT IS increasing its supply capacity for the para-aramid (p-aramid) fibre Kevlar(r) by investing at its existing production site in Maydown, Northern Ireland, UK.

Diolen Industrial Fibres is again investing in modernizing the machinery and expanding the capacity of its production facility in Emmen, The Netherlands.

Each year,during its Expo,the Industrial Fabrics Association International announces the winners of its International Achievement Awards.Here we present details on the winners in those categories r

Mast Carbon Advanced Products, a UK-based specialist developer of activated carbon textiles, and PICA, a French manufacturer and global distributor of activated carbon, have formed an alliance.

The centre for Materials Research and Innovation at the UK's University of Bolton will host the Third International Conference and Exhibition on Healthcare & Medical Textiles on 17-18 July 2007

The Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) has announced that its IFAI Expo 2006 will be held at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 31 October to 2 Novemb

Beiersdorf and Smith & Nephew have sold their 50/50 joint venture BSN Medical to Montagu Private Equity for Euro1.03 billion.

The fourth edition of Techtextil North America (TTNA), the International Trade Fair and Symposium for Technical Textiles and Nonwovens, will be held 28-30 March 2006, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in

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