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Components of single-use absorbent hygiene items that can be disposed of in municipal and private sewage systems are disclosed by Kimberly-Clark in US Patent 6 515 075.
Annual demand for coated fabrics is projected to increase 2.7% a year, reaching 550 million m2 (660 million square yards) by 2007, according to the latest study.
A polypropylene fibre implant for treating urogynaecological, stress-related incontinence was introduced at April's Techtextil exhibition by Langendorf Textil of Marktrodach, Germany.
The Californian subsidiary of Burlington Industries, Nano-Tex LLC, has granted a licence to American Knits LLC that will allow the company from North Carolina to develop a series of knitted goods trea
Absorbent composite materials for use in absorbent personal care articles, such as diapers, training pants and adult incontinence garments, are disclosed in USPatent 6 503 854 by Kimberly-Clark.
A US company has devised a way of extruding a foamed plastic layer into a fabric.
Advanced technology available at the Fabric Objective Measurement Centre at the UK's University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) is being used to measure the softness of baby
A warp-knitted fabric that helps patients with an abnormally enlarged heart is undergoing clinical trials in the USA and Germany.
With a significant increase in the number of advanced woundcare products available on the UK market since the mid-1990s, there is major need for evidence-based information to aid selection of the most
Alpha Pro Tech, a manufacturer of disposable protective apparel for the medical, healthcare and other markets, says the demand for its N-95 Particulate Respirator face-mask has increased dramatically
DuPont Medical Fabrics has introduced Suprel, a bicomponent fabric for surgical apparel comprising polyester and polyethylene made using an advanced composite technology based on nearly 20 new patents
Acordis Industrial Fibers increased it Diolen polyester prices effective 1 April 2003.
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.