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Holger Reinhardt and Hans Bauerfeind of Kempen, Germany, have developed an abdominal support bandage.

The William Lee Innovation Centre, based in the Department of Textiles at the UK's University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology UMIST), is using a multi-disciplinary approach for th

Concerns about infections caused by the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pneumonia virus have prompted the organizers of Asia's major nonwovens exhibition and conference to postpone

Revolutionary body cooling vests, an invention of Australian company Arctic Heat, were used by players at the Australian Open tennis championships.

Procter & Gamble is to lay off 330 employees at its Tampax tampon factory in Havant, Hampshire, UK, and shift manufacture to Eastern Europe.

Ethicon has developed a bioresorbable oxidized cellulose composite material for the prevention of postsurgical adhesions.

Clariant increased its sales by 4.7% in the financial year 2002, as measured in local currencies. (As measured in Swiss francs, sales were 3.3% lower.)

Lloyd Instruments has developed a system designed specifically to test the tensile strength and elongation at break of webbing textiles used in vehicle seat belts, safety harnesses, freight and log

Partially or wholly flat synthetic fibres for making strong nonwovens with low basis weights are disclosed in US Patent 6 485 828.

After a successful mandatory public takeover bid, UKbased private equity firm Candover has launched a socalled "squeeze-out" offer for the remaining shares of private-label disposable products manu

The UK's Director General of Fair Trading has approved Coloplast's a,not128 million acquisition of SSLInternational's continence business.

Global Textile Partner (GTP) has officially opened its Mexican office.

The latest study describes the European market for polyolefins as the most rapdily growing in the fibres and textiles sector in the region.

A system of thermal insulation for pipes is the subject of US Patent 6 461 554 from the Institut Francais du Petrole (IFP), Rueil-Malmaison.

Marc Jebson - Health, Safety And Environmental Coordinator at Acordis Speciality Fibres - discusses the common misconceptions of the technical textiles industry and the career opportunities it has

In US Patent 6 489 534, Kimberly-Clark discloses a polymer for use in disposable personal hygiene articles.

Smith & Nephew has launched a $2.3 billion bid to acquire its Swiss rival Centerpulse.

Kimberly-Clark has developed an absorbent article with improved leakage prevention.

Medical Textile company Smith & Nephew plc announced strong growth in its preliminary results for the year ended 31 December 2002.

The Department of Textile and Clothing Design at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland, is conducting a project that aims to investigate the healing properties of wool from Finnish Landrace

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