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The Resource Recovery Forum (RRF) is to bring together key stakeholders in the current nappies (diapers) debate for a one-day conference to be held at the Cavendish Conference Centre in London, UK, on
Mechanically divisible fibres having at least one component including poly(lactide acid) and at least a second of aromatic polyester are the subject of US Patent 6 780 357.
Molnlycke Health Care has expanded its Barrier range with the introduction of two comfortable products aimed at preventing surgical-site infections.
Biocompatible, absorbable, three-dimensional (3D) textile scaffolds are being developed to help regenerate oral mucosal tissue of patients following, for instance, surgery to remove head and neck canc
A comformable, thin-film composite wound dressing has been developed by 3M.
A version of denim which is said to be 15% lighter and 15% more durable than conventional fabrics, has been developed in the USA by DuPont.
Motor manufacturer Daimler-Chrysler AG has developed a sophisticated composite for use as a safety element in automobile designs.
Fleissner Maschinenfabrik has invented a system that allows for the rapid replacement of the jet strip in a hydroentanglement unit without the need to disassemble the equipment.
Following the introduction of hand towels and bathrobes in antimicrobial qualities using Trevira Bioactive polyester fibre, a leading terry towelling manufacturer is now supplying antimicrobial beddin
Finland's Ahlstrom Glassfibre Oy has invented a system for making chopped strand glass fibre mats.
3M Innovative Properties Co of St Paul, Minnesota, USA, claims to have improved the design of facemasks.
Breathable, biodegradable/compostable laminates designed for use as an outer cover for personal care products have been developed by Kimberly-Clark.
Instituform BV of Rotterdam, The Netherlands has developed a tubular composite to assist in the restoration and reinforcement of existing pipe and conduit systems.
Menzolit-Fibron GmbH of Bretten,Germany, discloses a system of making fibre-reinforced materials in US Patent 6 838 148.
Healthpoint of Fort Worth,Texas, USA, has signed an agreement with Italy's HT Group to market Oasis Wound Matrix and Oasis Burn Matrix products in Italy.
Johnson & Johnson Wound Management has announced the addition of Promogran Prisma Matrix to its range of chronic wound dressings.Developed to provide protection and tissue growth in a changing wou
Synergy Brands has announced that its subsidiary PHS Group is to enter the Dominican Republic's disposable diaper market as a result of an exclusive sales agreement with Associated Hygienic Products (
A thin coating on at least the face of a basalt fabric can produce a flexible and stable textile, according to International Patent WO 02 086213.
American researchers are using nanotechnology to develop layers of so-called "smart textiles" that will not only keep first responders and the military safe without sacrificing comfort or ease of use,
A self-adherent dermal wound dressing has been developed by Tri-State Hospital Supply of Howell, Michigan, USA.