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Standard Textile introduces surgical textile solutions

19th Apr 2019

Standard Textile, a company servicing the healthcare industry, has launched Surgitex – Surgical Textile Solutions, and debuted to attendees at AORN Global Surgical Conference & Expo held at Nashville from April 6-10, 2019. Surgitex is a comprehensive programme to help healthcare facilities realise maximum benefits of reusable surgical products.

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Tredegar Personal Care exhibiting at IDEA Show in Miami

28th Mar 2019

Tredegar Personal Care, a leading supplier to the disposable absorbent hygiene industry, is currently showcasing its newest products for the baby, feminine and adult care markets at the IDEA Show in Miami, FL. The company joins about 7,000 exhibitors at the IDEA tradefair being held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which will close on March 28.

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Ontex LFL 2018 revenue up 1.7% due to improved pricing

14th Mar 2019

Ontex Group, a leading provider of personal hygiene solutions with expertise in babycare, femcare and adultcare, reported revenue of €2.29 billion in FY 2018 ending December 31, 2018. The like-for-like (LFL) revenue growth was 1.7 per cent due to improved pricing and mix. Gross margin of €625.7 million in FY 2018 was 5.3 per cent lower than the...

Invel shifts headquarters from Brazil to Orlando in US
Invel shifts headquarters from Brazil to Orlando in US

12th Mar 2019

Invel, which manufactures infrared-based apparel and products, is moving its global headquarters from Brazil to Orlando, marking its official footprint in the United States. Company chief executive officer Carla Taba feels it is much better to operate from the United States than from Brazil for easier and smooth operations across the world.

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INDA & EDANA get support from EU nations for flushability

27th Feb 2019

INDA and EDANA, global trade associations representing wipes manufacturers, have announced the support from additional European Union countries for the industry’s standard for assessing the flushability of wet wipes. INDA, the association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, serves companies in the nonwovens/engineered fabrics industry in global commerce.

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Ghana opens largest diaper making factory under 1D1F

28th Jan 2019

The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has commissioned the Sunda Ghana Diaper Ltd, the largest diaper making factory in Ghana. With an investment of $84 million, the company will be one of the largest projects operating under the One District One Factory (1D1F) initiative and will be exporting its products to markets in sub-Saharan...

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Smartmedic with KTU produce 'buddy' to save lives

7th Jan 2019

The startup company, Smartmedic, together with scientists at the Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania have produced a smart life-collar prototype which inflates in contact with water, thus keeping the head of its wearer above the surface. Buddy, the Life-Collar can save lives and may be vital for parents of young children, not confident in...

Encompass bags group purchasing agreements with Premier
Encompass bags group purchasing agreements with Premier

29th Dec 2018

Encompass has been awarded new group purchasing agreements with Premier. These include disposable non-sterile protective apparel, VCT anti-embolism stockings, cubicle curtains, tracks and privacy screens, and reusable textiles and textile services. With integrated data and analytics, collaboration and other services, Premier enables outcomes at a lower ...

Courtesy: Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia Institute, Korea University make biofuel cell

26th Nov 2018

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Korea University have produced a glucose-powered biofuel cell that uses electrodes made from cotton fibre. This they hop could someday help power implantable medical devices such as pacemakers and sensors. The new fuel cell also provides twice as much power as conventional biofuel cells.

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