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Santa Clarita, California, is piloting the USA's first recycling programme for diapers.

At a time when many organizations must impose rigorous justifications on all aspects of marketing expenditure, one particular technique is acquiring an even greater importance than usual - namely,

A cord with a diameter that shrinks under tension is the subject of International Patent WO 00/61844.

A stretchable nonwoven web (or a laminate of a stretchable nonwoven web and an elastic sheet) for use in personal care absorbent items is disclosed by Kimberly-Clark.

Comfortable compressive orthoses such as elastic stockings or tights have been developed by Innothera Topic International of Arcueil, France.

Candover, a UK-based private equity firm, is to acquire private label disposable products manufacturer Ontex of Buggenhout, Belgium.

Toray Saehan Inc is to build a production facility for polypropylene spunbonds (PPSBs) in Seoul, South Korea.

Dilo’s three-apron crosslapper technology is distinct from conventional equipment, which uses two aprons.