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French laboratories and manufacturers have teamed up to develop a T-shirt claimed to be an advance in the field of telemedicine.

Polymer Group (PGI), the world's fifth largest nonwovens producer, has announced new mission and vision statements as well as a strategic plan to guide the company's future operations.

Sales of wound care products used to treat traumatic injury and surgical wounds were expected to reach US$4.3 billion in 2003, according to a study released by Kalorama Information.

ASTM committee D35 on Geosynthetics is proposing a Specification for Geosynthetic Alternate Daily Covers to evaluate products that cover landfills.

Italian yarn maker Sinterama has introduced a synthetic sewing thread that, it says, glows in the dark.

FOUR LABORATORIES and four manufacturers have pooled their skills to develop the first T-shirt that, combined with physiological and medical measurement sensors and linked via a satellite network t

A US company has developed an improved technique for ultrasonically joining layers or plies of a fibre-reinforced thermosetting matrix.

The latest review from Rapra Technology, Polymer Enhancement of Technical Textiles, examines the potential for these materials.

Friction Free Technologies Inc has disclosed a process for creating special low-friction fibres.

Since May 2001 several geosynthetic installations have been carried out in the landfill at Meia Serra, Portugal.

A US federal judge has dismissed a patent-infringement claim made by Playtex Products against Procter & Gamble (P&G) over a tampon applicator.

To address market demand and new textile applications in surgery and medicine, Medical Textiles 2004 will be held at the David L.

Restructuring of the caprolactam business is urgently required, according to DSM Fibre Intermediates:

UK researchers have developed a prototype prosthetic aortic heart valve utilizing materials already used in other textile prostheses and standard textile production processes.

Procter & Gamble Co has developed a multi-purpose absorbent and cut-resistant sheet.

Linden Industries, a polyurethane (PU) machinery maker, located in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA, is introducing a new process for manufacturing leather instrument panels and interior components for th

An Italian inventor describes a process for making che- nille yarn in European Patent EP 1 323 854.

A device for affixing a patients limb to the surgeons body during arthroscopic examination or surgery is described by Barry Henry of Lubbock, Texas, USA.

An energy-absorbent composite laminate for mechanical joints is the invention of Canadas Saint-Gobain Technical Fabrics.

Orthopaedic supports that can be configured to body parts, such as the knee, wrist or ankle, are disclosed in US Patent 6 582 382 by Beiersdorf.

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