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A technique for revealing when an industrial fabric, such as those used in papermaking, has reached the end of its useful life has been found.

Micromuscle AB of Linkoping,Sweden, has developed microactuators based on a bi-layer polymer and a carrier substrate.

Biodegradable polymers are niche market materials that have the potential to provide a solution to a range of environmental concerns, such as decreasing availability of landfill space and declining

A conference on Opportunities and Markets for Medical Textiles and Biomedical Polymer Materials will be held at the Westin Poinsett Hotel,Greenville, South Carolina, USA, on 23-24 March 2005.

The next Outlook Personal Care Products Conference will be held from 28-30 September 2005 at the Melia Gran Sitges Hotel in Barcelona (Sitges), Spain.

Behind every successful product,there are many others that have been discontinued -- either during development or at a commercial stage.

First held in 1974, this year's Index exhibition promises to be another hugely successful show. The event is expected to attract around 12 000 visitors from more than 100 countries worldwide.

Consultant Helena Engqvist reviews current applications of nonwovens in domestic furnishing and decorations.She also predicts significant increases in use,as nonwoven developments help the material

Mohsen Miraftab and Elias Siores of the Centre for Materials Research and Innovation,University of Bolton,UK,make a passionate plea for the engagement of the next generation of students with textil

In the second of a three-part series reviewing the test methods applicable to fibrereinforced composites, M.Subramanian Senthil Kannan and R.Geethamalini of India's PSG College of Technology consid

A case study featuring Velcro USA and Foster-Miller demonstrates how a long-term partnership based on trust has helped both sustain their industry leadership.

A UK Company has launched an aftercare product for the outdoor trade claiming that it combines water-repellency with increased fabric strength, increased resistance to ultraviolet (UV) degradation,

Made-to-Measure skin and bones, which could be used to treat burn victims or patients who have suffered severe disfigurements, may soon be a reality using ink-jets that can print human cells.

Fibre Technology Specialist, Amicor, has joined forces with Europe's leading carpet manufacturer, Associated Weavers,to produce what the partners describe as the world's first durable anti-allergen

Johns Manville, which describes itself as a leading manufacturer of premium-quality building and speciality products, today announced plans to invest in a new polyester spunbond production line at

Worldwide Demand for organic colorants (dyes and organic pigments) is forecast to grow 4.9% a year from a relatively weak base in 2003 to reach $10.6 billion in 2008, according to the latest market

Viledon, a global leader in nonwoven synthetic media, has cooperated with the engineering firm Advanced Filtration Concepts (AFC) to develop better filtration products for gas turbines.

M/S Coatemacoating Machinery GmbH has developed what it describes as a "two-in-one" hotmelt laminating solution--the Coatema Hot Dot Plant.

Swiss Weaving Machine manufacturer Sultex revealed its newly developed air-jet weaving machine - Sulzer Textil L5500 - to the public for the first time at Itmex, Sao Paolo, Brazil, 21-25 February 2

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