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US-based ConvaTec, part of Bristol Myers Squibb, has reached an agreement to acquire Acordis Speciality Fibres of Coventry, UK.

Cost-effective elastic articles that have improved elasticity at elevated temperatures are disclosed by Dow Chemical.

A new protection suit developed with the assistance of the European Space Agency (ESA) promises a better life for children with a rare genetic disorder.

Textile surfaces affect a number of performance properties including wetting, friction, dyeing, adhesion and biocompatibility.

DuPont has devised a layered composite claiming the material has improved resistance to penetration by knives and blades.

Alltracel Pharmaceuticals of Dublin, Ireland, has appointed Neoplast, based in Bangkok, Thailand, as its manufacturing and business development partner in the Asia-Pacific wound care market.

US glass fibre maker Owens Corning Inc says it will add glass fibre knitting capability at the Taloja, India, plant of Owens Corning India Ltd (OCIL).

Koch Industries subsidiary Koch Cellulose is to acquire Georgia-Pacific's non-integrated fluff and market pulp operations for US$610 million.

Sweden's SCA has acquired the tissue and fluff operations of New Zealand-based Carter Holt Harvey (CHH) for a purchase price on a debt-free basis of SEK5 billion.

Buckeye Technologies is to discontinue producing airlaid nonwoven materials at its single-line facility in Cork, Ireland, by August 2004.

A disposable absorbent product that is readily dispersible in a standard toilet is disclosed in US Patent 6 670 521 by Procter & Gamble.

Polysaccharide fibres formed from alginate are disclosed in International Patent WO 02/36866.

Methods for forming a fluted absorbent composite that includes superabsorbent materials have been developed by Weyerhaeuser.

SCA of Sweden has acquired the Asian baby diaper producer Drypers for a purchase price on a debt-free basis of US$87 million.

Cellulosic fibres, which once would have been disposed of as waste, may be used in different matrix materials to create organic composites.

The 2nd World Union of Wound Healing Societies' Meeting will be held at the Palais des Congres, Paris, France, from 8-13 July 2004.

US-based ConvaTec, part of Bristol Myers Squibb, has reached an agreement to acquire Acordis Speciality Fibres of Coventry, UK.

An absorbent dressing that holds and lifts exudate from a wound is disclosed in US Patent 6 653 520 by Innovative Global of Tortola, Virgin Islands.

Two US companies have developed a fabric coated with phase-change material.

Most artificial playing surfaces are tufted but now Southwest Recreational Industries Inc has proposed a knitted construction for simulated turf.

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