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Afmedica has outlined a biodegradable, drug-impregnated mesh or gauze that deters the formation of post-operative adhesions following abdominal and other surgical procedures.

A paving material for footways that is strong and lightweight is the subject of European Patent EP 1 277 883.

An Israeli firm has developed a simple technique for producing an exceptionally fine worsted fabric.

Scientific and technological solutions for problems relating to technical textiles will be the focus of a conference in Manchester, UK, next year.

Kimberly-Clark has introduced three new products and two product improvements to its Kotex range.

A US company has invented a system for spreading a web evenly.

A type of floor covering based on the use of paper yarns has been created by a US company.

International Newsletters Ltd is preparing a major new report - Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for Growth.

European Patent EP 1 279 755 suggests that a decorative polyester yarn may be produced undyed and held to be dyed in small lots as and when required.

A team from Georgia Tech Research Institute of Atlanta, Georgia, USA, has developed a process for the production of a one-piece garment that can be converted into a full-body overall or hospital go

Scientific and technological solutions for problems relating to technical textiles will be the focus of a conference in Manchester, UK, next year.

A US company has developed a wear-resistant stitchbonded nonwoven for upholstery.

A surgical cast venting device is disclosed in US Patent 6 547 751 by Alessandro Barberio of West North York, Ontario, Canada.

Garnett Controls Ltd has introduced a new electronically controlled cross-lapper.

German healthcare company Paul Hartmann has acquired the Turin-based trading and service company DAS to broaden its involvement in the Italian patient care and medical business.

Kimberly-Clark has found a way to sterilize a nonwoven sterilization wrap that minimizes malodours.

A US judge has ordered Procter & Gamble to stop advertising that its tampons are in any way better than those made by rival Playtex Products.

French company Protechnic has developed a range of copolyamide and co-polyester web adhesives for use in the automotive industry.

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.

Johns Manville has revealed plans to enlarge its production capacities with an investment of about $100 million in a glass fibre operation at its location in Trnava, Slovakia.

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