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Trevira CS Bioactive, a speciality polyester fibre, is being used to produce antibacterial and flame-retardant fabrics for the hospital and healthcare sectors.
France's Lainiere de Picardie BC has developed a yarn that is designed to reinforce fabrics or technical textiles that will be incorporated into another textile; for instance, one suggested use is in
The global market for absorbent products, including disposable diapers, training pants, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, exceeded 319 billion units in 2004.However, demographic factor
US-based personal care product manufacturers Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark have reported an increase in sales of nonwoven-based baby care products in recent months.
A modified adhesive gauze for absorbing excess discharge from wounds as part of an adhesive bandage package is outlined by Arlene Wood in US Patent 6 812 374.
Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a disposable absorbent hygiene product that can be adhered to a crotch portion of an undergarment without directly touching a top layer with fingers during remo
A wound dressing that is topographically self-stabilizing, dynamic pressure-evening and pressure-applying is described by inventors from Oregon, USA.
Germany's W. Schlafhorst AG continues its research into vortex spinning and, in US Patent 6 792 744,now proposes a system for converting a drawn sliver into a yarn by means of airflow.
An absorbent article that is said to increase wearer comfort has been developed by Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan.
Lauffenmuhle of Lauchringen,Germany, has introduced an extensive range of fabrics that is being used by European suppliers to the healthcare industry.
A system for treating yarns that makes them less likely to unravel or shed lint is disclosed in US Patent 6 796 115.
A Japanese inventor has developed socks that protect the instep or Achilles tendon during walking or exercising.
A development in the production of reflective materials for roof linings is the subject of US Patent 6 797 356.
US demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is forecast to increase nearly 6% a year to US$1.9 billion in 2009, propelled by further segmentation of the market and continued new product introdu
A flexible and absorbent alginate wound dressing is disclosed in US Patent 6 809 231 on behalf of the US Department of Agriculture.Developed especially for the treatment of burns wounds, the woven or
Costa Rica-based Elcom has signed an agreement with US company Healthpoint for exclusive rights to distribute Oasis wound dressings in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama.
A system for improving the rub fastness of dyed polyester fabrics and yarns has been introduced by Precision Processes Textiles (PPT) of Belper, UK.
Tex Tech Industries Inc claims to have developed a fireblocking fabric that meets US Federal Government regulations for the aviation and space sectors.
World Fibers Inc of Concord, North Carolina, USA, has developed an antimicrobial and cut-resistant yarn specifically for safety gloves.
Hospital gowns that resemble conventional clothing have been developed by Stephen Graves of Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.