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An adhesive bandage that incorporates a soft, three-dimensional toy is outlined in US Patent 6 586 651 by John Sullivan of Weston, Connecticut, USA.

National Presto Industries of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, has purchased the assets of privately owned NCN Hygiene Products, a small manufacturer of adult incontinence products and housetraining pad

Samson Rope Technologies, a specialist in high-performance rope, has introduced Samson Ice, describing it as a unique heat-resistant cover designed to mate with the company's 12-strand single braid

BBA Nonwovens Simpsonville Inc has developed a process to make a multi-component spunbond fabric

A UK company has patented a variation of the traditional approach to making spunbond fabrics.

Kimberly-Clark has introduced a range of diaper-pants -Huggies Convertibles. The product is aimed at babies that begin to walk, usually at about 12 months of age.

Procter & Gamble (P&G) is to begin commercial production of its Nodax biodegradable thermoplastic aliphatic polyesters in 2004.

DuPont has launched a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Cardinal Health and two BBA Group businesses over an alleged breach of contract and various patent violations.

An extremely competitive global market is making it harder than ever for companies to succeed in the consumer textile sector, forcing many to look to high added-value products for salvation.

For the first time ITMA will incorporate an international conference: The ITMA Forum.

Camtex Fabrics, a specialist in footwear linings, has won a major contract to supply the German footwear insoles producer, Jomo.

A recommended practice guide for cleanroom garments has been updated.

Tietex International has patented a fluid-containment composite of stitch-bonded construction that, it claims, can used in an incontinence pad and can be laundered.

In US Patent 6 572 575, Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan out-lines a disposable diaper that includes a pattern sheet.

Biancalani SpA, a manufacturer of finishing machinery for fabrics, will present (Hall 7, Stand DF7-7a) its most recent innovations, namely a new machine called Spyra(r) Compact and the latest versi

For the first time at any ITMA exhibition, a separate section devoted entirely to nonwovens machinery and equipment will feature in this year's edition of the world's largest regular textile machin

US researchers have devised a lightweight and impact-resistant composite consisting of a three-dimensional (3D) textile construction made from at least three systems of yarns.

Absorbent structures made with chemically treated cellulosic fibres are disclosed in US Patent 6 562 743 by Buckeye Technologies.The structures could be used in disposable absorbent articles, such

Zimmer Inc has won its takeover battle for the Swiss-based Centerpulse after the directors of Europe's biggest orthopaedics company recommended its US$3.2 billion cash and shares offer ahead of Smi

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