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A US-based inventor has proposed a novel way of making chenille yarns.

A nonwoven designed specifically as an ink-absorber for ink-jet printers has been developed in the USA.

Holding offshore installations exactly in position requires ropes that can withstand long-lasting strains and will resist lengthy immersion in sea-water.

Adding an amount of C8 to C12 fatty acid monoglyceride to polypropylene as a melt additive produces meltextruded fibres that are both hydrophilic and antimicrobial, according to 3M.

A US-based inventor claims a decorticated bast fibre, such as from flax, is particularly suitable as a reinforcement for a range of polymer-based composites and that he has found a way to overcome

High-visibility reflective wear is becoming common among people working in hazardous conditions and now a US inventor proposes a novel type of reversible reflective sleeve.

A system for collecting and managing the air discharged during a melt-spinning process is the subject of US Patent 6 799 957.

USA's Milliken has developed a low-permeability construction for airbag cushions that uses only low add-on amounts of coating.

Biodegradable nonwovens that are easy to process, have fluid-management properties and are absorbent are the subject of Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc's latest patent.

An inventor proposes a novel type of camouflage in US Patent 6 811 835.

It is well known that textile fibre surfaces play a key role in textile processing and application technology.

Biocompatible adhesive protective dressings are disclosed in US Patent 6 818 801 by A. Enterprises.

A method of forming shaped components, such as absorbent cores, for use in disposable absorbent articles is outlined in European Patent 1 448 371 by Rayonier.

A multi-ply dressing used to cover wounds or to prevent or treat blisters has been developed by Beiersdorf.

An elastically stretchable composite sheet is disclosed in US Patent 6 821 372 by Unicharm.

In US Patent 6 827 806, Kimberly-Clark describes a method for creating elasticized areas in a nonwoven web, such as the waistbands or leg openings of disposable absorbent pants or cuffs on sleeves

Syntacoll of Herisau, Switzerland, a subsidiary of USbased Innocoll, has developed non-occlusive composite dressings to treat deep wounds, such as second- and third-degree burns or acute and/or chr

Nanophase Technologies has announced two new nano-engineered products targeted at textile and nonwoven applications.

Polymer Group (PGI) has announced it will install a new spunmelt line at its Mooresville,North Carolina, USA, facility to meet customer demand for its products in North America.

TWI's Ian Jones says that greater automation,increased productivity and higher quality will all result from the use of laser welding to replace traditional processes for seaming fabrics.

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