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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

Microtek Medical Holdings Inc, which describes itself as a leading manufacturer of innovative infection-control products and disposable medical devices, has introduced Mojave, a superabsorbent disp

The latest fabric to be launched by the Taiwanese-Swiss joint venture Schoeller FTC, is 100% down-proofed, that is, it is so densely woven that not even the tiniest feather can work its way through

Products of glass fibre-reinforced plastics (GRPs) have high electrical resistance if manufactured with a homogeneous structure, according to the latest research carried out by the Technical Univer

Absorbent hygiene products rely on the high absorbency of cellulosic fibres.

Environmentally degradable, finely attenuated fibres are disclosed in US Patent 6 890 872 by Procter & Gamble.

A fibrous material for incorporation into an absorbent article, such as a diaper, pant diaper, incontinence guard, sanitary napkin or wound dressing, is outlined in US Patent 6 888 945 by SCA Hygie

In its continuing search for economical biodegradable fibres for use in disposable products such as napkins, Procter & Gamble Co has developed a finely attenuated melt-spun fibre comprising so-

The UK's Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals have ordered 20 000 metres of antibacterial Shield fabric for new cubicle and window curtains from fabric manufacturer Panaz of Burnley, Lancas

Innocoll Technologies, a subsidiary of Innocoll of Aston, Pennsylvania,USA,has entered into an agreement with Greek company Medexis, part of the Gerolymatos Group, for the development of a wound he

A method for making towels using cotton in combination with cheaper, but non-absorbent, polyester is disclosed in European Patent EP 1 524 344.

US demand for disposable medical supplies will increase by 5.6% a year to US$71.1 billion in 2009, according to a study from The Freedonia Group.

A US company claims to have improved the design of spinnerets and the process of fibre production.

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

The Brussels, Belgium-based European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) has published its first sustainability review of hygiene products.

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