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Freedom Group acquires Hilton Davis.

The Freedom Group, Philadelphia, PA, a specialty chemical company, has acquired Hilton Davis, a worldwide manufacturer of colorants, dyes and other specialty chemicals. The Hilton Davis operation, specifically its textile chemicals subsidiary A-Chem, will be added to the recently purchased textile chemical business of American Cyanamid, Charlotte, NC, to form Freedom Textile Chemicals. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Chinese Nonwoven Exhibition Is Organized

Only a few short months after the SINCE nonwoven exhibition in Shanghai this month, the China Textile Council (formerly the Ministry of Textile Industry), will sponsor the first China International Nonwovens, Techtextiles and Machinery Exhibition. The exhibition has been slated for May 12-16, 1994, in Beijing. Designed to open and expand markets in China, it will feature machinery, technical textiles and fiber and chemical producers. An estimated 30,000 are expected to attend.

For further information: Dr. Binglin Lu, BL & CY International, 4020-104 Capital Blvd., Raleigh, NC 27604; 919-878-6136; Fax. 919-859-9487.

Wet Laid Review Available

Pira International, Leatherhead, U.K., has published "Developments In Wet Pressing," a review of recent improvements in wet laid technology. Nip phenomena, sheet quality, runnability and felt and roll technology are all detailed in the publication. Written by professor Hannu Paulapuro, head of the department of Forest Products Technology at Helsinki University, Helsinki, Finland, the review is available for [pounds]65.

For further information: Marie Rushton, Pira International, Randalls Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 7RU, U.K.; 44-372-376161, Fax: 44-372-360104.
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