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Australia's army has selected WoolscienceTM Technology, from the Woolmark Co, as its preferred material for the supply of an Undershirts Clothing Ensemble.

Clariant Corp. has introduced two antimicrobial products for use in coated fabric applications.

German textile companies Pharetra and Eschler Textil, in collaboration with knitting machine manufacturer Karl Mayer, have developed a knitted liquid barrier fabric.

Greengauge Group Ltd, a supplier of classic indoor and outdoor bowling surfaces has installed a high-performance bowling green using the Tenara(r) sewing thread from Donisthorpe Ltd and Co Ltd.

Beiersdorf has developed a supporting material for medical purposes, in particular orthopaedic dress- ings and bandages.

Composites engineering technology, developed for the aerospace industry, has helped Brookhouse Composites create a motorcycle helmet that, the company from Darwen, UK, claims, could save 3000 lives

Kimberly-Clark has extending its Huggies baby diaper and wipes brand with the launch of Huggies Disposable Changing pad.

DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI) has announced a $15 million investment over three years, beginning in 2003, to support the growing need for industrial nylon 6.6 fibres in automotive and other

Hercules Inc has agreed an undisclosed price for the purchase of Meraklon SpA.

Newcastle Falcons Rugby Club will be exploiting a revolutionary shirt in the forthcoming season, 2003-2004.

An improved absorbent structure that provides a dry liquid-accepting surface after receiving a quantity of liquid is described by Buckeye Technologies.

Following the success of the first ApliMatec International Fair of Technical Applications of Textile Materials, the organizer has begun working on the next exhibition, to be held on 1113 May 2004 i

Lectra has expanded its laser cutter range with the introduction of the FocusAirbag-VHP and the FocusTechTex-HP.

According to figures released by the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), production of nonwovens in Europe grew 7.8% in 2002 to reach 1.2 Mt.This compares with a growth in 2001

SCA's European hygiene operations have undergone a number of organizational changes.

Owens Corning and Saint-Gobain have announced plans to form a joint venture to construct a state-of-the-art, innovative manufacturing facility to deliver high-quality glass fibre reinforcements to

Acordis Industrial Fibers has created two separate organizational business units within the company--Diolen Industrial Fibers and Polyamide High Performance respectively.

DuPont Nonwovens has acquired the nonwoven-based cleanroom apparel line from White Knight Engineered Products, a manufacturer of reusable and disposable textile products based in Charlotte, North C

DuPont has confirmed it has entered exclusive negotiations with subsidiaries of Koch Industries Inc, Wichita, Kansas, USA, regarding the sale of DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI).

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