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Carpet maker Vorwerk has joined forces with another German firm,computer chip manufacturer Infineon,to develop a textile material that can think for itself,survive being wetted and can be cut to sh

DSM will invest more than US$50 million to build a new fibre line in Greenville, North Carolina, USA, and boost production in Heerlen,The Netherlands, for its ultra-high molecular weight polyethyle

Saint Gobain's Reinforcements Branch has signed an agreement to acquire the Austrian company Hornstein Glastextil AG.

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An electrically heated blanket that also contains a phase-change material (PCM) is the subject of US Patent 6 723 967.

A Japanese company has developed a nonwoven based on fluoro-resin fibres that it claims displays excellent mechanical characteristics.

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.

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