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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

Sody Naimer discloses (US Patent 6 573 419) an absorbent elastic adhesive compression dressing that it says is effective for the rapid control of bleeding.

Beiersdorf discloses an orthopaedic wrist bandage in US Patent 6 569 111.

A disposable absorbent article that features a breathable backsheet with multicoloured graphics has been developed by Procter & Gamble.

With the takeover of the French firm Burckle and the Spanish company BCN Lamina-dos, the Picanol Group says it has completed two more steps in its strategy to be a global supplier to the textile in

During the recent Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI) Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (1-3 October), a number of speakers and delegates made reference to the fact that the rest of th

Atlas Copco will introduce two new oil-free compressors, specially designed for the textile industry (Hall 11 W11/4B).

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