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The compression bandage disclosed in US Patent 6 860 865 and described on page 7 of the August 2005 edition of Medical Textiles was developed by Lohmann & Rauscher GmbH & Co KG of Neuwied,Germ
A tubular vascular prosthesis with a complex, triple-layered woven structure is outlined by Latvian researchers in US Patent 6 863 696.
Breathable absorbent articles that include chitosan material have been developed by Procter & Gamble.
A disposable waste containment garment that can be used as a swimsuit is described in US Patent 6 863 665 by Kimberly-Clark.
Boston Scientific of Natick Massachusetts, USA, has voluntarily recalled worldwide all Hemashield Vantage vascular grafts, which are used in peripheral procedures.
US researchers have developed a new way to synthesize small-diameter arterial grafts from material made of polyester and collagen, which are electro-spun into a mesh of ultra-fine fibres.
International Newsletters has published a market survey to establish the true status of smart textile technologies, describe the current and future markets for products using these technologies, and d
A Chinese inventor has disclosed a system for introducing a design concept into a woven fabric.
American Excelsior Co claims to have designed a comparatively simple form of erosion control blanket.
A US university has devised a system for selectively connecting and disconnecting conductors in a fabric.
SIA Abrasives Industries AG of Frauenfeld, Switzerland, has developed an abrasive material based on a nonwoven and claims its fabric has a number of unique physical characteristics and properties.
A therapeutic medical compression garment, such as a stocking, with an integral knitted anti-slip portion has been developed by BSN-Jobst, a subsidiary of BSN Medical.
An inventor in the USA has devised an inflatable system for restraining a prisoner or detainee.
A comprehensive survey, Smart and Interactive Textiles--a Market Study, has been published by International Newsletters Ltd.
Contract textile manufacturer Panaz has introduced a new collection of printed fabrics on a range of basecloths for hospitals, nursing and care homes, halls of residence and other such accommodation f
A way of making high-tenacity polyethylene yarns has been revealed by the Korean company Hyosung Corp.
US demand for infection-prevention products is expected to increase by 4.6% a year to US$11.8 billion in 2009, according to a new report by the Freedonia Group.
A radiation-shielding gown for use in the treatment of fibromyalgia is outlined by Frieder Kempe in US Patent 6 868 854.
Kimberly-Clark,manufacturer of Huggies disposable diapers, is to sell or close 20 of its production sites by 2008 and reduce employee numbers by 6000 -- 10% of the current workforce.
A flexible composite offering ballistic protection is the subject of US Patent 6 861 971.