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DuPont Medical Fabrics is to supply advanced medical fabrics for Medline Industries' Proxima line of disposable protective surgical apparel and protective products.

The antimicrobial technology behind the Purista brand has been accepted by Oko-Tex for inclusion on its list of active chemical products.

Gerber Technology has expanded its service operations in Australia through the shared resources of its sister company, Gerber Coburn.

US researchers are developing a system for constantly monitoring a human body.

A German company has invented a system for applying large numbers of reinforcing threads equidistantly to lengths of tubing.

W. L. Gore & Associates has announced that its GoreTex Intering vascular graft is now available in 4-6, 4-7 and 6 mm sizes specifically configured for vascular access.

Kimberly-Clark has developed a disposable waste containment garment.

Elastic fibres and fabrics developed by Dow Chemical could find use in the gathering means and stretchable sidepanels of disposable diapers or incontinence garments.

Charcoal Cloth International (CCI) has introduced a disposable nuisance-vapour mask.

A form of building component based on the geodesic concept is disclosed in US Patent 6 457 282. Edwin D.

Consumption of advanced technology nonwovens made with microdenier synthetic fibres will grow rapidly, according to the latest study.

Eastman Chemical Co has patented a method of producing advanced chemicals using corn fibre as a raw material.

At a time when other major exhibitions were announcing their postponements in the face of growing concerns about international travel, Techtextil in Frankfurt continued to break attendance records,

The programme has been announced for Medtex03, the third conference and exhibition on healthcare and medical textiles, which will be held on 8-9 July 2003 at the Moat House Hotel, Bolton, UK.

A UK company claims to have developed an antistat treatment that is good enough to meet a proposed European standard.

A new highly absorbent lyocell fibre highlighted at April's Techtextil exhibition could have applications in the medical and hygiene/sanitary sectors.

Japan's Shimadzu Corp has developed a spontaneously degradable fibre that offers high bulk, soft handle and stretch.

Thailand's Charoen Pokphand (CP) Group and UKbased BBA Group have invested $25 million to expand their nonwoven fabric production line in Rayong, Thailand.

A refinement in drafting systems now allows for the fine adjustment of gauge, according to European Patent EP 1 251 193.

The TechniTex Faraday Partnership has established the Healthcare and Medical Textiles Network as a forum for discussion and networking opportunities for textile manufacturers and medical profession