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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

John W.McCurry explains how Bob Mckinnon and his partners are using their long experience of the US textile and furnishing markets,coupled with increasing regulation,to exploit the potential of the

In total more than 850 exhibitors from 36 countries took part in ITMA Asia--the first major textile equipment trade fair since the abolition of textile quotas at the beginning of 2005, reports Geof

US Patent 6 875 711 discloses a textile-based friction material said by its inventor to offer improved design and manufacture of brakes and clutches for automobiles.

A wrap to protect drains from accidental damage, air pollution and potentially destructive build-up of moisture is the subject of US Patent 6 869 901.

A printable bandage system has been developed by Hewlett-Packard. Outlined in US Patent 6 924 411, the system (20) includes a non-stick sheet (22) to which bandages (24) are removably secured.

A Swedish company has patented a process for producing airborne fibres for subsequent conversion to nonwoven fabrics.

Hinspergers Poly Industries Ltd has developed a cover for the protection of swimming pools in winter, claiming its invention is light weight and easy to handle.

A plasma treatment for materials, particularly all kinds of textiles, has been developed in Italy by Universita' Degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and Stazione Sperimentale per la Seta, both in Milan.

TyRx Pharma has announced the filing of a 510(k) application with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its new bioresorbable polymer coated surgical mesh product.

An adhesive bandage disclosed in US Patent 6 916 967 has been developed for protecting blisters or wounds, or for preventing chafing or the formation of blisters.

An Australian company claims to have found a way to exploit cellulosic fibres as reinforcements for cement.

A sleeveless vest that includes an arm sling is outlined in US Patent 6 918 885 by Kenneth and Shirley Moore of Osborn, Missouri, USA.

Molnlycke Health Care, Regent Medical and Medlock Medical have merged to form a new corporate organization, the Molnlycke Health Care Group.

A method and equipment for making hydroentangled nonwovens is the subject of US Patent 6 842 953.

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