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The above-average growth in the market for industrial textiles has created opportunities for those able to design suitable machinery to meet the diverse demands.

Lenzing has announced it will build its own viscose fibre production plant in China.

Spurred by product innovation, rising acceptance by healthcare decision-makers and the prospect of enhanced clinical and cost efficiencies, the European advanced wound management market is expandin

In the first of a series of articles on the TechniTex Core Research programme, George Stylios of Heriot-Watt University's Research Institute for Flexible Materials (RIFleX) considers the optimizati

Polyolefins- polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE) - are the leading polymers used for textiles in Europe, according to the latest study.

A personal care absorbent article for absorbing bloodcontaining fluids has been developed by Kimberly-Clark.

With the advent of poly(trimethylene terephthalate) fibres - Corterra - for use as carpet pile there is a need for possible after-treatments.Now DuPont has developed a treatment that is intended to

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) of Madison, Wisconsin, USA, has developed a refinement in the use of fibre-reinforced plastics to strengthen such things as pillars, girders and even

North Sails Group says it has developed an improved construction for sailcloth fabric.

Lockheed Martin Corp claims to have developed a material that is suitable for use in lighter-than-air craft at high altitudes.

The European Disposables and Nonwovens Association (EDANA) and the US Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry (INDA) have jointly published Worldwide Outlook for the Nonwovens Industry, a hist

A lightweight mesh for the repair of hernias may prove to be the material of the future for these operations, according to Dr Todd Heniford, Chief of Minimal Access Surgery and Director of the Caro

A US company has invented a system for creating a composite in which a glass fibre mat is impregnated with a thermoplastic polyurethane.

An Australian company claims its cement composite reinforced with cellulosic fibre shows improvements in both rot resistance and durability.

Trevira CS Bioactive, a speciality polyester fibre, is being used to produce antibacterial and flame-retardant fabrics for the hospital and healthcare sectors.

France's Lainiere de Picardie BC has developed a yarn that is designed to reinforce fabrics or technical textiles that will be incorporated into another textile; for instance, one suggested use is

The global market for absorbent products, including disposable diapers, training pants, feminine hygiene and adult incontinence products, exceeded 319 billion units in 2004.However, demographic fac

US-based personal care product manufacturers Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark have reported an increase in sales of nonwoven-based baby care products in recent months.

A modified adhesive gauze for absorbing excess discharge from wounds as part of an adhesive bandage package is outlined by Arlene Wood in US Patent 6 812 374.

Unicharm of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a disposable absorbent hygiene product that can be adhered to a crotch portion of an undergarment without directly touching a top layer with fingers during r