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Tech Textile Innovations
By S. Aishwariya

S.Aishwariya discusses the leap of technical textiles, the latest innovations and their expanding market potential in the field of fashion and apparel.

Using ultrasonic technology to create elasticized nonwoven fabrics
By Aurizon Ultrasonics

The global diaper market for infants and the elderly is growing. This has been driven by rising standards of living in populous countries like China and India. Manufacturers are meeting the challenge with innovative technologies. The baby diaper vertical is expected to reach US$ 70.4 billion by end-2024, up by 4.1 per cent. Growth in the adult-diaper market.

An Overview on Sanitary Napkins
By Anuradha Barman, S D Asagekar & Pooja Katkar

Menstrual hygiene products are designed to receive, absorb and to retain menstrual fluid at different conditions of rest and activity, observe Anuradha Barman, Dr S D Asagekar and Pooja Katkar.

Textile-based personal protective equipment for healthcare personnel
By Sumit Mandal and Guowen Song

Over 13 million healthcare personnel including physicians, assistants and nurses are employed in homes, hospitals and emergency medical services in the United States of America. Personal protective gear can stand between them and disease; say Sumit Mandal and Guowen Song. Healthcare personnel deliver care directly or indirectly to patients infected with pandemic diseases like SARS...

Textile scaffolds: a new development in tissue engineering
By Madan Badariya

Introduction The basis of tissue engineering is to develop or regenerate new tissues from the organ (or tissue) of interest on porous, biodegradable scaffolds by culturing isolated cells. A 3D structure that aids in the process of tissue engineering by providing a location for cells to attach to, proliferate in three dimensions, distinguish and secrete an extra-cellular matrix,...

Continued Solid Performance from the Global Hygiene Industry
By Ian Bell

The hygiene industry continues to be something of a force of nature when it comes to consistent growth; rain or shine, recession or boom, the industry has continued to deliver 6.5% value growth since 2008. While other industries such as apparel or consumer appliance can boast double digit growth in some years both suffered in the aftermath of the financial crisis, not hygiene, an...

Challenges in the design of fluff-free sanitary napkins
By Fibre2Fashion.com

Thin is in, even when it comes to disposable hygiene products. Producers must take a completely different approach in the core design of sanitary napkins. If the core fluff is reduced or eliminated, the role of the existing materials i.e. cotton fluff, super absorbent polymers and adhesives becomes more prominent in core integrity and in achieving the desired specific properties...

Bamboo combines with Sida Rhombifolia for hygiene
By Nkemaja Dydimus, Efeze, K. Murugesh Babu, and Ebenezer Njeugna

Vegetable fibres come with their own blessings. They are biodegradable and cheaper, pose no health hazards and provide a long-awaited solution to environmental pollution by finding new uses for waste materials. For this reason, regenerated fibres, which are alternatives to conventional ones, have gained importance in the manufacture of apparel and home textiles...

A study of evaluation of wipes
By J. ThaniKai Vimal, Mrs S. Santhana Rajam

Introduction Non-woven fabrics have been used traditionally as medical applications but these have recently made major inroads into the growing field of hygiene and health care application. The development of non-woven hygiene products is characterised by the demand for the product and increased growth in volume. The products span the hygiene shelves with wipes, baby diapers,...

Development of medical apparel from wrightia tinctoria fibre
By B Mothilal, Dr.G Ramakrishnan

Introduction Wrightia tinctoria R. Br. fibre is used for design and development of non-woven medical apparel. Wrightia tinctoria is also known as the psoriasis curative fibre obtained from dead seed of Wrightia tinctoria plant. The fibre has excellent medicinal properties and protects from skin diseases and other common ailments...

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