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A process for making hybrid boron-reinforced polymer matrix composites is the subject of US Patent 6 514 170.
A method of making what is described as a "shrink" fabric for use on drum filters is revealed in US Patent 6 658 709.
Previous attempts to incorporate durable and semi-durable scents in fabrics have had little success.
A system for introducing resins into cellulosic fibres so that they can be activated by radiation has been developed by Procter & Gamble.
Multifabs Survival Ltd of Aberdeen, UK, has designed a protective garment to be worn beneath conventional clothing.
Humidity-activated shape-memory materials are disclosed by Kimberly-Clark in US Patent 6 627 673.
SSL International has announced that the UK Serious Fraud Office's investigations into the events in the period up to March 2000 concluded there is no action to be taken against the company or any of
A system of presenting pile yarn tufts on both Jacquard and spool Axminster looms is the subject of European Patent EP 1 156 145.
A multiple-sleeve apparatus for applying pressure to a body part is described in US Patent 6 656 141 by Tony Reid of Menlo Park, California, USA.
An elastically stretchable composite sheet for use in disposable articles, such as diapers, sanitary napkins, incontinence products or surgical gowns, has been developed by Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan.
A disposable absorbent article with a faecal management member has been developed by Procter & Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
CardioTech International of Wilmington, Massachusetts, USA, has taken delivery of 40 000 units of its AlgiMed alginate wound dressings, and has begun distribution to emergency care physicians, hospita
An adjustable dressing wrap that supports and maintains primary wound dressings in place has been developed by Carol and Jean Woodworth and Joyce Bonick of Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
Austria's Textilmaschinenfabrik Dr Ernst Fehrer AG has developed an improvement in the action of a needling machine producing nonwovens.
For the fiscal year 2003, the consolidated turnover of the Picanol Group was Euro483.7 million, a decrease of 6.9% compared with 2002.
An elastic yarn designed to provide moisture management is the subject of European Patent EP 1 350 872.
US-based DuPont has developed a film-fibril sheet that, the company claims, has a better balance of key properties such as air permeability and liquid barrier resistance, and toughness and softness.
Saint-Gobain Vetrotex is to invest in its manufacturing capacity for glass fibre at its DouDian plant in Beijing, China.
Diolen Industrial Fibres has invested in more modernization at the company's tyre cord converting operations at its facility in Camacari, Brazil - Companhia Bahiana de Fibras (COBAFI).
In the absence of Saurer and Rieter, Phil Owen found little in Birmingham of interest for technical yarn producers exploiting the staple fibre route.