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A material specifically designed for mobile field hospitals, tent liners, and protective covers has been launched by Industrial Textiles & Plastics Ltd, Easingwold, UK.

Marantech describes fibrous textile articles claimed to have enhanced antimicrobial properties in US Patent 6 436 420.

In US Patent 6 435 185, Marie Schimpl of Vernon, California, USA, discloses a portable arm support for comfortable use during long-distance travelling.

The American Army has invented, US Patent 6 406 660, a system for making polymer matrix composites that have a low volume percentage of reinforcement fibres and carefully controlled thicknesses.

Glen Raven Inc has developed a yarn that can serve to stabilize fabrics used outdoors.

A Japanese researcher has developed a biocompatible collagen material that can be degraded and absorbed in the body into a matrix of a nonwoven fabric.

Belfast is to host the UK's first Healthcare and Medical Textiles Network Conference on 23-24 January 2003.

By 2006, sales for the personal protective clothing industry (as it relates to protection from chemicals, fire and bullets) will climb to about $2.2 billion, according to the latest study.

A three-dimensional knitted prosthetic fabric has been developed by Sofradim of Trevoux, France.

World demand for textile processing and finishing chemicals is projected to increase 4.2% a year to reach $18.3 billion in 2006, according to the latest report.

Belfast is to host the UK's first Healthcare and Medical Textiles Network Conference on 23-24 January 2003.

By 2006, sales for the personal protective clothing industry (as it relates to protection from chemicals, fire and bullets) will climb to about $2.2 billion, according to the latest study.

A three-dimensional knitted prosthetic fabric has been developed by Sofradim of Trevoux, France.

World demand for textile processing and finishing chemicals is projected to increase 4.2% a year to reach $18.3 billion in 2006, according to the latest report.

The European Commission (EC) has announced two decisions concerning allegations of unfair pricing for imports of woven polyolefin bags.

Gerber Technology has launched an online service for ordering parts, with the aims of making purchases faster, easier and more convenient.

The use of superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) in adult incontinence products is growing at 14% a year, the latest study says.

The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) has announced that from 2004 its flagship event will be expanded to include technical textiles as well as nonwovens.

Two Texans have invented a safety restraint for children travelling in automobiles. Tana Wade and Lucia Cook Queen disclose their development in US Patent 6 383 130.

Polyster specialist Trevira is now offering bioactive products in its filament yarn range.

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