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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.

Fabrics for combating and preventing nosocomial infections in healthcare facilities have been developed by MTC Medical Fibers of Jerusalem, Israel, a division of Cupron Inc of New York, USA.

A nonwoven fabric in which the fibre density varies between strips of relatively high density and strips of relatively low density is disclosed in International Patent 01 12888 by First Quality Non

BASF and Sawgrass Technologies have reached an agreement that ends their patent dispute over dye sublimation technologies for the digital printing market.

Three recent case studies highlight the growing importance of geosynthetic clay liners (GCLs), geomembranes and geogrids, says the German manufacturer, Naue Fasertechnik of Lemforde.

The latest study predicts that US demand for geosynthetics will grow at 4.1% a year to reach 72 300 ha (865 million square yards) in 2006.

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