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A textile designed for use as the outer shell of a firefighter's garment is the focus of International Patent WO 03/016604.
An Israeli inventor,Akiva Pinto of Jerusalem, claims to have invented a better way of forming fibre webs.
In US Patent 6 684 618,DuPont describes polyester carpets with excellent stain-resistance, texture retention and resistance to crushing.
A warp-knitted fabric intended for use as a shading net is the subject of US Patent 6 745 599.
A method of making antibacterial nonwoven fabrics for use in lightweight healthcare textiles is disclosed in US Patent 6 780 799 by Poly-Med.
Harbor Healthcare Inc of Gibbsboro,New Jersey, USA, has patented a system for producing weft-knitted blankets with over-fed loop yarns.
A new report by the European Association for Textile Polyolefins (EATP) says that polyolefins (polypropylene and polyethylene) are now the leading polymers used for textiles in Europe.
Procter & Gamble has developed a process for forming an activated carbon fibre filter for removing contaminants such as viruses from liquids.
The 2nd International Technical Textiles Congress, organized by Izmir Dokuz Eylul University Textile Engineering Department, will be held at Istanbul World Trade Center Exhibition Complex on 13-15 Jul
Kimberly-Clark has developed disposable absorbent dressings with skin health treatment additives for the treatment and prevention of Stage I-IV partial and full thickness pressure wounds.
Phil Owen visited Danley Engineering Services where he learnt how the company had adapted its expertise in carpet tufting to help develop two novel production methods for technical products: a geotext
Haci Omer Sabanchi Holding AS (Sabanci Holding) has completed its purchase of E.I.Du Pont de Nemours & Company's (DuPont's) 50% shareholding in DuPont Sabanci Polyester Europe BV, (DuPontSA), beco
Beginning a three-part series on the test methods applicable to fibre-reinforced composities,M.Subramanian Senthil Kannan And R.Geethamalini of India's PSG College of Technology review the non-destruc
The US market for smart and interactive textiles,estimated at US$64.4 million in 2004,is expected to rise by an average of 36% a year to US$299.3 million in 2009, according to a new report from Busine
Low & Bonar has acquired the entire issued share capital of LCM Construction Products Ltd (trading as Adfil) for a consideration of up to GBP12.8 million.
Fibre Technology Specialist Acordis has developed two intelligent fibres and extended the range of its Amicor brand, in response to increased consumer and lifestyle demands for healthy clothing and ho
Coated Vicryl Plus Antibacterial (Polyglactin 910) Suture has been launched in Europe by Ethicon Products, a division of Johnson & Johnson Medical.
DFB Pharmaceuticals has acquired the EpiSource wound management activities of IsoTis OrthoBiologics for an undisclosed amount.
Absorbent structures made of chemically treated fibres are disclosed in US Patent 6 770 576 by Buckeye Technologies.The structures are said to allow increased concentrations of superabsorbent polymer
Index 05, the world's largest exhibition for the nonwovens sector, will highlight novel applications of nonwovens in the medical and other markets.
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