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Precision Fabrics Group (PFG) Inc has licensed one of Procter & Gamble's (P&G's) advanced technologies for woven and nonwoven textiles.

Based on the use of a synchronization motor controlled through an inverter, Japan's KK Toyota Jidoshokki has invented a system of controlling single spindle drives on spinning frames.

UK company Charcoal Cloth International (CCI) has chosen Zorflex as the brand name for its activated charcoal cloth, which is used in medical, industrial, conservation and military applications.

An economical cut-resistant yarn for knitting into safety gloves is the subject of US Patent 6 467 251.

Humatro Corp has invented a radically new type of fibrous structure.

An inventor from Merthyr Tydfil, UK, has developed a therapeutic cap that allows a migraine sufferer to block out the light as well as surround their head with a cold press.

Kimberly-Clark describes an absorbent article claimed to maintain or improve skin health.

UK researchers have developed a process in which a polymer can be depolymerized into macrocyclic oligomers that can subsequently be repolymerized at high molar mass.

A feasibility study to examine the potential of woolbased medical textiles is to be carried out by Australian Wool Innovation (AWI) in conjunction with a leading international pharmaceutical compan

Sara Lee Corp discloses a process for making softer handling open-end spun yarns in US Patent 6 477 826.

Kimberly-Clark has developed a biodegradable material with improved fluid management properties for use in disposable absorbent products.

A conference on Healthcare and Medical Textiles held in January 2003 in Belfast, UK, brought together professionals from a wide range of disciplines - from textile manufacturers to nursing staff.

Swedish single-use surgical product manufacturer Molnlycke Health Care Klinipro has opened a new production plant in Karvina, Czech Republic.

Bristol-Myers Squibb discloses a non-adherent wound dressing comprising fibrous material in US Patent 6 458 460.

A French inventor has developed garments for children who are enuretic (urine incontinent) or undergoing toilet training, or for incontinent or bedridden adults.

ITEMA Group - an Italian group led by Miro Radici has appointed Rolf Kehlhofer as Managing Director of Sulzer Textil, its Swiss subsidiary specializing in the production of high-quality weaving mac

North America's market for nonwoven filter media will be worth $725 million by 2007, according to the latest study.

Textile Enhancements International Inc has developed a technique that it claims improve the appearance, cover and physical properties of woven fabrics.

Tencel Ltd has won its fight to defend its technology relating to the manufacture of its Tencel(r) brand lyocell fibre.

Willie Printie, Operations Director of Ethicon, has been elected as first Chairman of Medical Devices in Scotland (MDIS), which aims to create a medical device institute at Strathclyde Medipark in

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