Sunday, March 1, 2009

[ Technical Textiles - What's our Technical Textile Industry and Research Assciations doing.? ]

Annual US demand for coated fabrics to reach 548 million m2 in 2012.

US demand for coated fabrics is expected to grow an average of 2.1% a year, reaching 548 million square meters (655 million square yards) in 2012.

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Online gauge measures coating weights and moisture for webs.

Designed for simultaneously measuring coating weights and moisture on substrates such as textiles and nonwovens, a range of online gauges is now available from NDC Infrared Engineering of Maldon, UK. Disposable diaper with urination indicator.

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A disposable diaper (1) that includes an indicator (14), which indicates visually whether urination has occurred or not, has been developed by Unicharm.

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Bandages receive expanded indication for antibacterial barrier.

HemCon Medical Technologies has announced new antibacterial indications cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including a barrier against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), for its HemCon bandages, ChitoFlex dressings and KytoStat bandages.

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Kimberly-Clark unveils gender specific adult absorbent underwear Kimberly-Clark has introduced its first line of genderspecific adult absorbent underwear under the Depend brand of incontinence products. The new male and female designs are tailored to fit the unique body shapes of both sexes offering superior fit and protection.

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Infant hats, caps, bonnets and hoods with padded pressure relief region Infant headwear has been developed by Boppy of Golden, Colorado, USA, to reduce pressure associated with flat head syndrome.


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