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A Japanese inventor has developed socks that protect the instep or Achilles tendon during walking or exercising.
A development in the production of reflective materials for roof linings is the subject of US Patent 6 797 356.
US demand for wipes, both consumer and industrial, is forecast to increase nearly 6% a year to US$1.9 billion in 2009, propelled by further segmentation of the market and continued new product introdu
A flexible and absorbent alginate wound dressing is disclosed in US Patent 6 809 231 on behalf of the US Department of Agriculture.Developed especially for the treatment of burns wounds, the woven or
Costa Rica-based Elcom has signed an agreement with US company Healthpoint for exclusive rights to distribute Oasis wound dressings in Costa Rica, El Salvador and Panama.
A system for improving the rub fastness of dyed polyester fabrics and yarns has been introduced by Precision Processes Textiles (PPT) of Belper, UK.
Tex Tech Industries Inc claims to have developed a fireblocking fabric that meets US Federal Government regulations for the aviation and space sectors.
World Fibers Inc of Concord, North Carolina, USA, has developed an antimicrobial and cut-resistant yarn specifically for safety gloves.
Hospital gowns that resemble conventional clothing have been developed by Stephen Graves of Pompano Beach, Florida, USA.
CardioTech International has donated HydroMed and AlgiMed wound dressings to victims of the recent tsunami in South East Asia.The dressings were used to treat dermal wounds, such as abrasions, contusi
Associated Hygienic Products of Duluth, Georgia, USA, has developed an improved disposable absorbent article in which the absorbent core is constructed of an absorbent composite.
Professor Martin Bide of the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design at the University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island, USA, and Matthew Phaneuf, President of biomedical compa
A Korean inventor claims to have found an economical and comparatively simple system for producing an improved type of awning fabric.
Belgium's NV Bekaert SA reports it has made further progress in manufacturing knitted blends of steel fibres for fabrics used in glass moulding.
A wound dressing said to be impervious to chemical and biological agents is outlined in US Patent 6 787 680 by inventors from Buckhannon,West Virginia, USA.
US Patent 6 749 921 discloses a wood reinforced with a fibre-reinforced thermoplastic, adding that the resin used offers a number of advantages in this application when compared with existing composit
A scented adhesive bandage claimed to improve a child's mood or emotional discomfort has been developed by Joy Cantor of West Bloomfield, Michigan,USA.
USA's Polymer Group Inc (PGI) says it has found a way to transfer an image or pattern to a pre-coloured fibrous component of a woven fabric by means of a hydraulic treatment.
A nonwoven made of a combination of fluoropolymer and, say,aramid flocs is the subject on International Patent WO 03/010385.
Coloplast has developed a support garment for the treatment of hernias.