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Biocompatible adhesive protective dressings for use on moist tissues, such as gingival tissue in the mouth, have been developed by a researcher from Westport, Connecticut, USA.
A US company has invented a system for converting a thick web of nonwoven fabric into a contoured material.
Israeli inventors have developed a type of knitted netting for use in baling agricultural products and securing cargo.
Commercial Director at Acordis Speciality Fibres, Jim Edmonds, offers his insight into creating commercial success from technical innovation.
In US Patent 6 521 087, Weyerhaeuser discloses polymeric and non-polymeric binders for binding particles, such as superabsorbent polymers (SAPs) and antimicrobials, to fibres used in hygiene products
A politician in California, USA, has withdrawn a proposed diaper-tax bill after critics claimed it solely benefited the diaper recycling company that contributed to the campaign.
An elastic strand around which is wrapped a continuous filament of adhesive has been developed by Kimberly-Clark.
Mogul has begun production of a polyester spunbond nonwovens under the name of Mopet.
Under the Plouf brand, Greystone SA of Caros, France, is marketing a floating bathing costume. This has been made possible thanks to Eliotex, a fibre with exceptional flotation properties.
US orthopaedics company Zimmer has launched a US$3.2 billion bid for the Swiss-based Centerpulse, challenging Smith & Nephew's earlier offer of US$2.3 billion.
Sanitized AG of Burgdorf, Switzerland - one of the world's leading providers of anti-microbial products for 50 years - has launched a new additive for polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and polyurethane (PU).
US Patent 6 453 789 discloses an improved drive system for braiding machines.
International Newsletters is preparing a major new report - Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for Growth.
A Spanish company has developed a kind of needlepunched fabric that it believes will be suitable for automobile carpet, and for lining the trunk or boot and wheel arches of vehicles.
EDANA, the European trade association for the nonwovens and hygiene products industries, has announced the programme for Outlook 2003, the second hygiene conference to be held in Monaco from 8-10 Octo
Rhodia Technical Fibers will begin production of high-tenacity polyamide 6.6 yarns for the airbag market.
Geoff Fisher visited Paris to find out what the French textile machinery manufacturer's association and its members think about the prospects for the technical textiles markets in the run-up to ITMA 2
Yorkshire Forward of Leeds, UK, is supporting a system for the decortication of flax.
Innothera Topic International has developed a method and device for pulling a tubular compressive orthotic device on to a limb.
Milliken & Co has devised a laminate for absorbing sounds in motor vehicles.