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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 r

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 intr

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

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.

CardioTech International has donated HydroMed and AlgiMed wound dressings to victims of the recent tsunami in South East Asia.The dressings were used to treat dermal wounds, such as abrasions, cont

Associated Hygienic Products of Duluth, Georgia, USA, has developed an improved disposable absorbent article in which the absorbent core is constructed of an absorbent composite.

Professor Martin Bide of the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, and Matthew Phaneuf, President of biomedical co

A Korean inventor claims to have found an economical and comparatively simple system for producing an improved type of awning fabric.

Belgium's NV Bekaert SA reports it has made further progress in manufacturing knitted blends of steel fibres for fabrics used in glass moulding.