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Synthetic grass can be made using a new type of manmade fibre developed in The Netherlands by Ten Cate Thiolon BV and Dex-Plastomers VOF.
A film-fibril plexifilamentary sheet that demonstrates improved balances between softness and toughness, as well as air permeability and liquid barrier resistance, is the focus of work by DuPont.
3M Foam Adhesive Dressing - Heel Design has received a Silver 2005 Medical Design Excellence Award for design innovation.
A dual capillary spinneret featuring different shapes induces differential fibre morphology to produce crimping in homofilaments, according to its inventor, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide of Neenah,Wisconsi
An electroless plating method for nonwoven and woven fabrics is the subject of US Patent 6 831 034.
An absorbent product for hygiene products having a nonwoven cover and a three-dimensional profile is the subject of US Patent 6 673 418.
A stretchable absorbent article with zones of differential stretch has been developed by Kimberly-Clark of Neenah,Wisconsin, USA.
According to results of a trial conducted at 41 UK medical centres and published in The Lancet (18 June 2005), treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) with a stent graft is better than conventi
Synergy Healthcare has made a recommended cash offer for UK healthcare group Shiloh. The offer values Shiloh at GBP8.7 million.
A compression bandage for supporting the tissue in the area between the foot and knee has been developed by Lohmann & Rauscher.
Microtek Medical of Alpharetta, Georgia, USA, has introduced Mojave, a new superabsorbent material for the clinical environment.
February 2005 saw the successful completion of Wealthy - Wearable Healthcare System, a research project to develop a wearable textile health monitoring system.
A liquid-absorbent pad having a single, large through-slit as part of an absorbent article is described by First Quality Products in US Patent 6 852 101.
An improved absorbent catamenial (menstrual) tampon is disclosed by Procter & Gamble in US Patent 6 840 927.
Researchers at ITV Denkendorf in Germany have developed a cost-efficient, preventive device that monitors vital parameters in babies.One application is to warn against sudden infant death syndrome.
Saurer describes it recent acquisitions of Fehrer and Kortec as an important milestone towards realizing its nonwoven strategy: the development of a complete technology platform.
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc has developed a laminate that it claims can be composted and is biodegradable.
Gentex Corp of Livonia, Michigan, USA, has patented a form of protection incorporating reactive and adsorptive components in a multi-fibre protective filter.
A compression garment for selective application in the treatment of lymphoedema and related illnesses is described in US Patent 6 852 089 by Innovative Medical.
A tampon with improved leakage protection is disclosed in US Patent 6 837 882 by Procter & Gamble.