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Composites for storm protection are the focus of work by DuPont that is described in International Patent WO 03/033252.

Woven fabrics made from yarns of carbon nanotube fibres are the subject of European Patent EP 1 529 857.

A form-fitting, pant-like, absorbent garment that does not result in bagging and wrinkling of the bodyside liner is described in US Patent 6 869 424 by Kimberly-Clark.

Toray Textiles Europe has launched a range of silvercontaining woven fabrics for the UK healthcare market.

Konarka Technologies Inc and Textronics Inc have formed a joint development programme to create prototype garments and fashion accessories with portable,wearable power-generation capabilities.

John McCurry talks to Performance Fibers about recent changes at the company and how its plans to continue to thrive in a fast-changing industry include investment in China,India and the Americas,a

Coated and laminated textiles,warp- and weft-knitted fabrics,composites,and shielding from electromagnetic radiation stimulated discussion at the 5th International Istanbul Textile Conference,repor

Brazil's newly created Sea Police National System (NEPOM) has chosen DSM Dyneema as the preferred supplier to armour its patrol boats.

With its Drimarene HF-CD, Clariant has introduced a range for continuous dyeing of cellulosic fibres, while its new Drimarene Red HF-6BL cdg is a reactive dye with high light fastness.

Fabric suppliers to the automotive industry can now use Clariant's Foron AS-3L dyes to minimize colours change due to light exposure.

In July, Dr Stefan Mecheels celebrated his 10th anniversary as manager of the Hohenstein Institutes in Bonnigheim,Germany.

NSC Groupe, France, and Rieter Textile Systems, Switzerland, have signed a cooperation agreement between their nonwovens businesses: NSC nonwoven (Asselin-Thibeau), France, and Rieter Perfojet, Fra

The Nonwovens Network was founded to help push the boundaries of applications for nonwovens--exploring future,as well as consolidating current,markets.Ian Holme reports from the Network's 1st Inter

BASF, a leading producer of superabsorbents,is continuing to expand its applications portfolio for these functional polymers.

German researchers have developed a method for coating fibres with nanoparticles of titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

With the lapse of the agreed period of five years,EMS-Chemie AG of Switzerland and Japan's Showa Denko KK have ended their speciality nylon joint venture EC-Showa Denko KK.

An international team has formed to develop critically needed protective garments for first responders to natural disasters and bio-terror attacks.

Performance Fibers Holdings Inc has acquired the North American business of Diolen Industrial Fibers Inc from Acordis.

Some 800 Exhibitors from 33 countries are set to showcase their latest technology at the second Asian edition of the world's largest textile machinery exhibition--ITMA.

At ITMA Asia 2005 Eduard Kusters Maschinenfabrik of Krefeld,Germany, will present its diverse product programme: