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US’ PADM Medical gets FDA nod for 1st plant-based medical face mask

16th Mar 2023

PADM Medical has received FDA clearance to market the world's first plant-based procedural mask for healthcare. The Precision Eco Compostable/Plant Based Procedural Mask with Earloops is made using Ecofuse plant-based materials. The mask generates carbon credits and reduces CO2 emissions by around 55 per cent compared to conventional petroleum-based...

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US’ Taara introduces sustainable medical scrubs line

17th Feb 2023

Taara has launched sustainable scrubs designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals. The scrub line features Bluesign approved fabric made from recycled material that match the criteria of OEKO-TEX standards, and comes in a variety of styles, colours, and sizes. The new line is designed with environmentally friendly, fluorine-free latest...

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US’ Standard Textile names Alex Heiman as new president

20th Jan 2023

US’ Standard Textile, a leader in the healthcare and hospitality textile markets, has announced Alex Heiman will assume the role of president. Heiman succeeds his father, Gary Heiman, as the fourth-generation president of Standard Textile. Gary Heiman continues a leadership role at Standard Textile as chairman and chief executive officer.

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Belgium’s Devan to launch biobased allergen control tech at Heimtextil

4th Jan 2023

Belgian textile innovator Devan Chemicals will launch Purissimo NTL, a biobased and readily biodegradable allergen control technology, at the Heimtextil trade show in Frankfurt, which will be held from January 10–13, 2023. The technology is based on probiotic encapsulation technology and aims to improve the lives of people who suffer from allergies.

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Jehong Medical to double its capacity in Bangladesh

30th Dec 2022

Jehong Medical Products (BD) Co Ltd, a China-based company, is setting up a new factory in the Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) Economic Zone in Chattogram to double its monthly production capacity to around 8 lakh pieces. The new factory will come up on an area of 21,000 sq ft is expected to start operation by the end of next year.

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US’ Hologenix & Medline unveils Curad performance series

17th Nov 2022

Medline, a medical product distributor, and US’ Hologenix, a materials science innovator, have unveiled a line of Curad Performance Series orthopaedic products powered by Celliant infrared technology. Celliant is a science-backed infrared (IR) technology that improves health and wellness by promoting restful sleep and enhancing performance and recovery.

Germany’s BASF unveils orthopaedic insoles with Elastollan TPU

13th Nov 2022

Germany’s BASF has launched orthopaedic insoles with Elastollan, BASF's thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU). The TPU is used as a filament by the duro3D paver in the production of individual shoe insoles using 3D printing processes. In sole applications, the material is characterised above all by its excellent vibration damping and resilience.

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US’ Swiss Precision launches StartEngine Crowdfunding campaign

5th Nov 2022

Swiss Precision, US’ apparel brand for the medical scrub, uniform, and accessories markets, have unveiled their StartEngine Crowdfunding campaign. It offers investors opportunities to disrupt the medical scrub, uniform, and accessories markets with Swiss Precision’s copper + natural patented materials, which kills or slows the spread of microorganisms.

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US’ Argonne, 3M create solution for slashing energy costs of N95 masks

4th Nov 2022

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory has collaborated with multinational tech company 3M to develop a technique to drastically reduce the amount of energy required for melt blowing the materials needed in N95 masks and other applications. Many of the materials in these masks are produced by a technique called melt blowing.

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