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An absorbent garment that includes an extensible backsheet and a minimally attached retention portion is disclosed in US Patent 6 702 801 by Kimberly-Clark of Neenah, Wisconsin, USA.

Microtek Medical Holdings of Columbis, Mississippi, USA, has announced that its newly formed Netherlands-based subsidiary, Microtek Medical BV, has acquired certain businesses of International Medi

Two Belgian inventors have proposed a way to make reinforced cut-resistant fabrics designed to thwart attacks by vandals.

A pre-fastened disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper, that can, if unsoiled, be pulled on or off like pants is described by Kimberly-Clark in US Patent 6 667 085.

Taiwanese inventor Michael Lu of Packy Poda Inchas developed a mat for use in vehicles.

A compliant wound dressing that is suitable for cost effective mass production on assembly lines is disclosed in US Patent 6 689 931 by collaborative product and technology development company Tiax

Outlook 2004, the personal care products conference organized by the European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA), will be held from 29 September-1 October 2004 in Monaco.

HONEYCOMB CORE flooring based on a para-aramid fibre played an important role in the overall weight management that made possible a milestone Singapore Airlines non-stop flight from Singapore to Lo

Polymer Group (PGI) has introduced MediSoft spunmelt fabrics that combine softness and barrier properties with drapability and breathability.

Bristol-Myers Squibb has completed the acquisition of Acordis Speciality Fibres of Coventry, UK, from the Acordis group. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

KERMEL, has developed an aramid fibre, Kermel(r) Tech, designed to meet the increasingly demanding technical requirements for industrial hightemperature air filtration.

TREVIRA says it has found a new application for its antimicrobial fibre--Trevira Bioactive (see also, Technical Textiles International, November 2001, pages 17-22).

Tests show that a medicated tampon developed by UK company Metris Therapeutics can reduce dysmenorrhea (severe menstrual cramps), which particularly affects younger women.

AN ANIMAL FEED manufacturing plant has significantly increased both the life and the performance of the filter bags it employs by the addition of an embedded membrane made by Ravensworth Ltd.

One of the largest nonwovens manufacturers in the USA, Polymer Group Inc, has developed a dual purpose material that it believes has potential as an industrial wipe.

Molnlycke Health Care has opened a new extension to its factory in Karvina, Czech Republic.

LAUNDERED, REUSEABLE cloth towels are not as clean as users might like to think, according to the latest study.

Homofilament fibres can be meltspun from a dual capillary spinneret having different shapes so as to induce differential fibre morphologies resulting in crimping, according to Kimberly-Clark.

Increasingly, French producers of flax and hemp are turning to technical markets.

REFLECTING ITS DEVELOPING ROLE in representing companies involved in high-performance applications, the UK's Made Up Textiles Association has changed its name to the Performance Textiles Associatio

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