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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Cardinal Health of Dublin, Ohio, USA, clearance to market a new fabric technology for single-use surgical drapes.

Sultex Ltd, formerly Sulzer Textil, will stop selling its G6300 rapier loom from 1 June 2003, in order to comply with the stipulations of the European Union's Antitrust Authorities following the fi

Ten Cate Advanced Textiles (TCAT) has installed a software program for analyzing and reporting its business performance.

Superabsorbent fibre producer Camelot Technologies of Alberta, Canada, has filed for bankruptcy, reports Nonwovens World (February-March 2002, page 8).

Worldwide Consumption of technical textiles will grow to reach nearly 24 Mt a year by 2010, with an estimated value of US$93 million, according to the latest study.

A nonwoven based on fine fibres is the basis of a refined filter media developed by Japan Vilene Co Ltd of Tokyo.

Japan's Toray Industries Inc discloses an advanced fabric construction in European Patent EP 1 260 355.

An elasticized orthopaedic bandage offers compression, support, protection and therapeutic effects, particularly for the limbs and joints, according to its inventor Samuel Goldstein of West Chester

A facial wound dressing support device has been developed by Barry Shesol and Paul Zwiebel of Colorado, USA.

Johnson & Johnson Wound Management has introduced Actisorb Silver 220 antimicrobial binding dressing to the US market.

Holger Reinhardt and Hans Bauerfeind of Kempen, Germany, have developed an abdominal support bandage.

The William Lee Innovation Centre, based in the Department of Textiles at the UK's University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology UMIST), is using a multi-disciplinary approach for th

Concerns about infections caused by the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) pneumonia virus have prompted the organizers of Asia's major nonwovens exhibition and conference to postpone

Revolutionary body cooling vests, an invention of Australian company Arctic Heat, were used by players at the Australian Open tennis championships.

Procter & Gamble is to lay off 330 employees at its Tampax tampon factory in Havant, Hampshire, UK, and shift manufacture to Eastern Europe.

Ethicon has developed a bioresorbable oxidized cellulose composite material for the prevention of postsurgical adhesions.

Clariant increased its sales by 4.7% in the financial year 2002, as measured in local currencies. (As measured in Swiss francs, sales were 3.3% lower.)

Lloyd Instruments has developed a system designed specifically to test the tensile strength and elongation at break of webbing textiles used in vehicle seat belts, safety harnesses, freight and log

Partially or wholly flat synthetic fibres for making strong nonwovens with low basis weights are disclosed in US Patent 6 485 828.

After a successful mandatory public takeover bid, UKbased private equity firm Candover has launched a socalled "squeeze-out" offer for the remaining shares of private-label disposable products manu

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