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Diolen Industrial Fibers has announced an investment in a new spinning line to further increase capacity for the recently introduced one-step polyester tyre yarns, at the company's facility in Emme

Auxetics are extraordinary materials that become fatter when stretched and thinner when compressed.

Switzerland's textile machinery giants are planning a host of innovations for technical textiles producers visiting the forthcoming ITMA Asia exhibition.

Picanol will be present at ITMA Asia where it will show six weaving machines including its latest-- the airjet loom OMNIplus 800.

Survival 2005,a one-day conference held in Leeds,UK,focused on novel ideas to improve both comfort and safety,the understanding of comfort,and the need to consider complete clothing systems,reports

Our new Asian correspondent Vicky Sung spoke to exhibitors from that region at Techtextil/Avantex:she found general satisfaction with the show,improving standards for Asian products and a desire to

International Newsletters Ltd has published a market survey that aims to establish the true status of smart textile technologies, to describe current and future markets for products using these tec

Modified polypropylene fibres,stabilization and reinforcement of soil,novel uses of waste,protection from ultraviolet radiation,and automotive interiors were all debated at the 2nd International Te

Erhardt + Leimer will focus on four highlights on its stand in Singapore in October:

A Chinese company has patented a process to render cotton fabric resistant to creasing and shrinking despite repeated laundering.

The compression bandage disclosed in US Patent 6 860 865 and described on page 7 of the August 2005 edition of Medical Textiles was developed by Lohmann & Rauscher GmbH & Co KG of Neuwied,G

A tubular vascular prosthesis with a complex, triple-layered woven structure is outlined by Latvian researchers in US Patent 6 863 696.

Breathable absorbent articles that include chitosan material have been developed by Procter & Gamble.

A disposable waste containment garment that can be used as a swimsuit is described in US Patent 6 863 665 by Kimberly-Clark.

Boston Scientific of Natick Massachusetts, USA, has voluntarily recalled worldwide all Hemashield Vantage vascular grafts, which are used in peripheral procedures.

US researchers have developed a new way to synthesize small-diameter arterial grafts from material made of polyester and collagen, which are electro-spun into a mesh of ultra-fine fibres.

International Newsletters has published a market survey to establish the true status of smart textile technologies, describe the current and future markets for products using these technologies, an

A Chinese inventor has disclosed a system for introducing a design concept into a woven fabric.

American Excelsior Co claims to have designed a comparatively simple form of erosion control blanket.

A US university has devised a system for selectively connecting and disconnecting conductors in a fabric.