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A refastenable absorbent product, such as a training pant, is disclosed in US Patent 6 878 223 by Kimberly-Clark.

US Patent 6 913 718 discloses a method developed by Rayonier for the formation of shaped components, such as absorbent cores for use in disposable absorbent articles.

Adding a powder of polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) to the fibre-forming substance helps to create solutionspun cellulosics with a number of desirable properties, according to a US company.

Iceland's Hampidjan HE say it has developed a rope that has a high stiffness and higher breaking strength.

A composite fluid distribution and retention layer for use in a disposable absorbent article is described by Kimberly-Clark in US Patent 6 890 622.

Denmark-based Coloplast has introduced Biatain Soft-Hold foam dressing, which will be particularly useful for care-givers applying compression bandages to patients with leg sores or diabetic foot u

BBA Group has announced plans to sell its Fiberweb nonwovens operations.

A tufted mat made with an elastomer backing that includes rubber crumbs and a binder is the subject of International Patent WO 03/106760.

Interasa of Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain, has enlarged its range of technical fabrics with the introduction of antimicrobial textiles for the hospital sector.

A stretch fabric material with several medical applications is disclosed in US Patent 6 912 877 by Japanese inventors.

Natureworks LLC - a supplier of commercially available polylactide (PLA) polymers that are derived wholly from annually renewable resources - has begun market development efforts in The People's Re

Delstar Technologies Inc has established a new manufacturing plant in China.

M.Subramanian Senthil Kannan describes the fabrics used for various agricultural purposes such as shading,covering soil,protection from hail,rain,wind,weeds and insects--asking what materials are u

Royal Ten Cate has acquired European market leader in geosynthetics Polyfelt GmbH from OMV Refining & Marketing GmbH of Vienna, Austria.

Glass fibre demand in the USA is forecast to increase 1.8% a year to reach 3.63 Mt (8 billion pounds) in 2009, valued at $6.2 billion, according to the latest study.

Genencor International Inc has launched a product for the textile processing that, it claims, offers manufacturers greater flexibility and more efficient processing during the hydrogen peroxide eli

Qufu Wei,Robert Mather,Heng Ye,Fenglin Huang and Wenzheng Xu explore the potential that surface functionalization of polymer nanofibres,based on changes in both physical and chemical attributes,off

Freudenberg Nonwovens, the world's leading nonwovens producer, will install a second polyethylene terephthalate (PET) spunbond line in Ta-Yuan,Taiwan.

Synthetic grass has only recently been discovered for top-flight football and is still mainly used only for training purposes.However,many new developments have taken place over the past few years

From the 3rd European Coating Congress Ian Holme reports how textiles companies are using innovative coating and laminating methods that are economical,flexible and versatile to make novel products