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Willie Printie, Operations Director of Ethicon, has been elected as first Chairman of Medical Devices in Scotland (MDIS), which aims to create a medical device institute at Strathclyde Medipark in

Nexia Biotechnologies Inc of Canada has extended its collaboration agreement with UK-based Acordis Speciality Fibres.

Marketing Manager at Acordis Speciality Fibres, Dr Cynara Livera, explores the benefits of exhibiting and explains how including exhibitions in the mix can achieve a wide range of objectives, from

A UK-based developer of a material for shelters claims its product is resistant to chemical and biological warfare agents.

The North American market for nonwoven filter media is expected to reach $725 million by 2007, according to the latest report from Business Communications of Norwalk, Connecticut, USA.

Melco Embroidery Systems of Denver, Colorado, has upgraded its software for embroiderers in the USA.

The Oeko-tex 100 certification of product safety has been awarded to Milliken Chemicals for its antimicrobial compound AlphaSan, which is a silver-based inorganic additive.

Nano-scale particles of silver contained in socks are able to prevent bacterial and fungal problems of the feet, according to JR Nanotech plc.

Huesker Synthetic GmbH & Co has invented a way to quickly and reliably reinforce subsoil.

Cargill Dow has branded its polylactide (PLA) fibre as Ingeo. At the recent Heimtextil the fibre, formerly known as NatureWorks, was evident in a number of bedding products.

W. L. Gore & Associates GmbH has invented a cover to assist in the aerobic treatment of biodegradable waste.

Workwear specialist Klopman International has developed a protective fabric for use in garments worn by the Italian Red Cross and related voluntary organizations.

A multilayered composite for use in an absorbent core of a disposable hygiene product has been developed by Buckeye Technologies.

Honeywell International has revealed a load-limiting yarn that, it claims, is particularly suitable for use in automobile safety belts.

Picanol Group has acquired the French manufacturer of reeds for looms, Lhenry.

W. L. Gore and Associates has extended its range of expanded polytetrafluoroethylene (ePTFE) products for dry filtration uses.

The European Association For Textile Polyolefins (EATP), will hold its annual Executive Seminar in Barcelona, Spain, on 19-20 May 2003, taking as its theme New Markets, New Opportunities in Polyole

When the Austrian firm Nordlam GmbH proposed to build a new factory on the former site of a gas factory in Magdeburg-Rothensee in Germany, geologists suspected a huge gas build-up resulting from de

Superabsorbent fibre and film compositions based on L-aspartic acid are described in US Patent 6 465 536 Solutia.

Dow Fiber Solutions has introduced a new generic synthetic fibre.

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