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A nonwoven suitable for use as an absorbent layer in a wound dressing has been developed by Advanced Medical Solutions (AMS) of Winsford, Cheshire, UK.

A multilayered wound dressing (100) has been developed by Smith & Nephew.

A superabsorbent, honey-dosed foam/fibre composite wound dressing has been developed by Links Medical Products.

An implantable prosthesis (100) for use in soft-tissue repair, such as ventral and inguinal hernias, and/or chest-wall reconstruction, is outlined by C.R. Bard of Murray Hill, New Jersey, USA.

From 2025, at least 25% of the plastics used in Volvo’s new cars will be made from recycled material.

A compression garment for one-handed operation has been developed by Sigvaris of St Gallen, Switzerland.

3M has expanded its range of adhesives for medical devices with the addition of its  3M Single Coated Medical Extended Wear Adhesive Nonwoven Tape on Liner (3M 4077).

A compression garment including an electrically stimulated auxetic material has been developed by Ronald G. Scott LLC of The Colony, Texas, USA.

Albaad is using technology (WLS) from Trützschler Nonwovens and Voith to produce wet-laid and hydroentangled biodegradable wipes from ce

An absorbent article designed to effectively prevent side leakage has been disclosed by Procter & Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Americhem Inc of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA, is expanding its capabilities for solution dyeing through the acquisition of Prescient Color Ltd of Pune, India.

Flat-knitting technology leader Stoll exhibited jointly with partner Myant at the recent Texprocess Americas exhibition in Atlanta, Georgia, USA,

Coloreel of Jönköping, Sweden, is to launch its thread-colouring unit for industrial embroidery machines at the fashion and technology show Avantex in Paris, France, on 17–20 September 201

Norafin Americas has completed the construction of a hydroentanglement line at its new production site in Mills River, North Carolina, USA.

At Techtextil North America (TTNA) in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, on 22–24 May 2018, ZSK Technical Embroidery Systems of Krefeld, Germany, demonstrated its embroidery technologies for adding sm

European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Alexander Gerst is currently conducting physiology experiments aimed at improving the performance of functional cooling fabrics on board the International Spac

EconCore has installed a laboratory-scale extrusion and forming line for the manufacture of thermoplastic honeycomb cores at its research and development (R&D) facilities in Leuven, Belgium.

PolyOne Corp of Avon Lake, Ohio, has bought long fibre-reinforced thermoplastics (LFT) specialist PlastiComp of Winona, Minnesota, both in the USA.

A cellulose fibre (Veocel) and a technology that enables wet wipes made from it to release quaternary ammonium compounds (known as Quat and used in the cleaning and disinfecting of household and in

An antimicrobial nonwoven for the disposable hygiene market is to be launched by Avgol of Tel Aviv, Israel.