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Elastic woven fabric holds body monitoring sensors still

Elastic woven fabric holds body monitoring sensors still A US company has designed an elasticated fabric that carries conductive yarns specifically for use with body monitoring systems. Woven Electronics Corp of Simpsonville, South Carolina, has revealed more details of the work in US Patent 7 337 810. The company says the fabric stretches in the […]

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Denser nanofibre composites

Denser nanofibre composites Peter Lennox-Kerr A Dutch organization claims to have found a way to make dense carbon nanofibre composites. In European Patent EP 1 589 131, Utrecht-based Stichting voor den Technische Wetenschappen, says the composites have densities of at least 800 kg.[m.sup.-3]. Following decomposition of a hydrocarbon, the carbon nanofibres are formed on the […]

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Two-layer fabric for inflatable products reduces need for sewing

Two-layer fabric for inflatable products reduces need for sewing A two-layer fabric designed for the construction of inflatable products is the latest invention from Korea’s Kolon Industries Inc. The construction involves weaving two fabrics simultaneously with provision made for what International Patent WO 2004042128 describes “an attachment area”. With such a material, claims the company […]