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The global market for products to treat burn wounds is valued at more than US$1.5 billion and will exceed US$2 billion within the next few years, according to a study by Kalorama Information.
Malden Mills Industries Inc claims to have developed an electrically conductive fabric able to shield its wearer from electromagnetic radiation.
USA's Auburn University reports a further refinement in the construction of impact-absorbing materials.
Drug delivery dressings that can control or transport fluids using a fluid control film are disclosed in US Patent 6 867 342 by 3M.
Since the advent of stitch-bonding there has been a problem of adding design to fabrics which, essentially, are plain structures.Now a technique that offers the possibility of introducing a pattern in
A new design for the needles used to make tufted carpets is the subject of US Patent 6 886 477.
US researchers have developed a heart stent from polyester that is claimed to be cheaper and more effective than metal stents currently used in vascular surgery.
The Bair Paws Patient Adjustable Warming System from Arizant Healthcare is a new single-use gown claimed to eliminate patient modesty concerns that occur with traditional cotton gowns.
One of the most important and rapidly advancing sectors of the textile industry was the subject of debate at The 6th Nonwovens Network Seminar held in Bradford,UK.
Groz-Beckert has introduced HyTec precision jet strips for use in spunlace (hydroentanglement) processes.
Covalon Technologies has received US Food and Drug Administration approval for its antimicrobial silver collagen wound dressing ColActiveAg,for which Hartmann-Conco has been awarded exclusive distribu
A better linking of the inpatient and outpatient sectors, uniform treatment standards and intensive education of medical personnel are needed to eliminate existing difficulties in the treatment of chr
A new high-performance fabric from Rovertex Medical, the new division of Italy's Tessitura di Rovereto, is said to offer total compliance with forthcoming surgical protection regulations.
A composite nonwoven intended for the production of hygienic products is the subject of US Patent 6 836 938.
Since the advent of transfer printing - largely restricted to polyester fabric - there has been a search for a process that could be applied to cotton while retaining the attractions of this dry proce
Spencer Wright Industries Inc of Dalton, Georgia, USA, has designed a novel needle for tufting machines, claiming its invention offer several advantages over conventional products.
A fabric for reducing endogenous pain has been developed by F&S.
In US Patent 6 841 242, Saint-Gobain Quartz SAS of Courbevoie, France, provides a recipe for a silica yarn with an improved resistance to high temperatures.
Nuclear and textile engineers at the USA's North Carolina State University (NCSU) have teamed up with textile scientists from Egypt to create textiles with permanent antimicrobial properties.
A technique for making blankets with a high pile density has been developed by William B. Kim and Charles S. Kim, of Huntington Park, California, USA.