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The latest fabric to be launched by the Taiwanese-Swiss joint venture Schoeller FTC, is 100% down-proofed, that is, it is so densely woven that not even the tiniest feather can work its way through.
Products of glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GRPs) have high electrical resistance if manufactured with a homogeneous structure, according to the latest research carried out by the Technical Universit
Absorbent hygiene products rely on the high absorbency of cellulosic fibres.
Environmentally degradable, finely attenuated fibres are disclosed in US Patent 6 890 872 by Procter & Gamble.
A fibrous material for incorporation into an absorbent article, such as a diaper, pant diaper, incontinence guard, sanitary napkin or wound dressing, is outlined in US Patent 6 888 945 by SCA Hygiene
In its continuing search for economical biodegradable fibres for use in disposable products such as napkins, Procter & Gamble Co has developed a finely attenuated melt-spun fibre comprising so-cal
The UK's Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have ordered 20 000 metres of antibacterial Shield fabric for new cubicle and window curtains from fabric manufacturer Panaz of Burnley, Lancashir
Innocoll Technologies, a subsidiary of Innocoll of Aston, Pennsylvania,USA,has entered into an agreement with Greek company Medexis, part of the Gerolymatos Group, for the development of a wound heali
A method for making towels using cotton in combination with cheaper, but non-absorbent, polyester is disclosed in European Patent EP 1 524 344.
US demand for disposable medical supplies will increase by 5.6% a year to US$71.1 billion in 2009, according to a study from The Freedonia Group.
A US company claims to have improved the design of spinnerets and the process of fibre production.
Royal Ten Cate has acquired European market leader in geosynthetics Polyfelt GmbH from OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH of Vienna, Austria.
The Brussels, Belgium-based European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) has published its first sustainability review of hygiene products.
Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Inc says it has found a way to make effective acoustic insulation with thin materials.
A nonwoven with low tensile and high elongation properties in a specific direction - say the crossmachine direction (CD) - and high tensile and low elongation characteristics in the perpendicular sens
Given its huge market size, the baby sector in China is one on which many foreign and local companies are now focusing.
A foldable safety blanket for a car accident victim has been developed by Jerome McIntee of West Seneca,New York,USA,and Jon Kemp of Williamsville,New York,USA.
Malden Mills Industries Inc has developed a composite fabric with an engineered pattern for improved insulation in dynamic conditions.
Kimberly-Clark has developed a method for producing refastenable side seams in a pant-like absorbent garment.
Highly efficient absorbent articles, such as feminine sanitary napkins, are claimed in US Patent 6 899 701 by Procter & Gamble.