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Kimberly-Clark has introduced three new products and two product improvements to its Kotex range.
A US company has invented a system for spreading a web evenly.
A type of floor covering based on the use of paper yarns has been created by a US company.
International Newsletters Ltd is preparing a major new report - Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for Growth.
European Patent EP 1 279 755 suggests that a decorative polyester yarn may be produced undyed and held to be dyed in small lots as and when required.
A team from Georgia Tech Research Institute of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has developed a process for the production of a one-piece garment that can be converted into a full-body overall or hospital gown.
Scientific and technological solutions for problems relating to technical textiles will be the focus of a conference in Manchester, UK, next year.
A US company has developed a wear-resistant stitchbonded nonwoven for upholstery.
A surgical cast venting device is disclosed in US Patent 6 547 751 by Alessandro Barberio of West North York, Ontario, Canada.
Garnett Controls Ltd has introduced a new electronically controlled cross-lapper.
German healthcare company Paul Hartmann has acquired the Turin-based trading and service company DAS to broaden its involvement in the Italian patient care and medical business.
Kimberly-Clark has found a way to sterilize a nonwoven sterilization wrap that minimizes malodours.
A US judge has ordered Procter & Gamble to stop advertising that its tampons are in any way better than those made by rival Playtex Products.
French company Protechnic has developed a range of copolyamide and co-polyester web adhesives for use in the automotive industry.
Annual demand for coated fabrics is projected to increase 2.7% a year, reaching 550 million m2 (660 million square yards by 2007, according to the latest study.
Johns Manville has revealed plans to enlarge its production capacities with an investment of about $100 million in a glass fibre operation at its location in Trnava, Slovakia.
Tencel has announced that the additional lyocell production capacity at its SL2 plant in Mobile, Alabama, USA is now operational ahead of schedule.
Paul Dewingaerden, Secretary General of the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), will join DuPont in the third quarter of 2003 as Business Manager, DuPont Medical Fabrics - Europe,
A method for the continuous manufacture of single-use drapes or compresses is outlined by Laboratoire Hydrex in US Patent 6 520 184.
Germany's Dystar has introduced ten acid dye inks for the piezo printing of textiles.