The invention pertains to the technical field of packaging stacked compressible products in a stable manner, in particular packaging disposable absorbent articles such as diapers, incontinence products, pants, sanitary napkins, swim pants which may be pre-packed, e.g., in open cartons which are stacked on a pallet.

This month, we present a selection of patents that solve current pressing challenges in the plastics and textiles sectors related to the circular economy from a material and process perspective.

Method for manufacturing a hot-melt adhesive that is used in the production of recyclable textile products made of polypropylene.

The #centexbelpatentcell selected a series of 8 recently published patents in the field of sustainable additives to be used in plastics.

The EPO study "Innovation trends in additive manufacturing" shows that international patent families in 3D printing technologies grew at an average annual rate of 26.3% between 2013 and 2020 - almost eight times faster than for all technology fields combined over the same period (3.3%).

Blue Print membrane developed a filtration membrane envelope with fine-tuned thickness specifications and improved mechanical properties, which maintain their stiffness, do not delaminate and have good compression resistance.

Gertrude Kignelman selected 8 recently filed patents in the field of PPE.

Recycling solutions for textiles made up of a mixture of fibres, without causing excessive damage to the fibres in the mixture, so that they can be reused in a new textile article.

The textile covering developed by Concordia Textiles has a limited weight of no more than 800 g/m2, making it extremely suitable for wind turbine rotor blades.

As of 1 June, there is a landslide in the world of intellectual property rights: a European patent with Unitary effect!