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Synthetic cords may be coated with resorcinol formaldehyde latex (RFL)-based adhesives to adhere the cord to the rubber in industrial goods such as tires and conveyor belts. The stability of the adhesive and the stability of its component latex are crucial, both for ideal adhesion and for the homogeneity of the cord surface. Latex is a colloidal polymeric dispersion, which may lose its stability upon mechanical stress or upon interaction with some chemicals that lead to the formation of coagulated polymeric particles. This article reports on the influences of both external mechanical stresses and chemical interactions on RFL adhesives and latex stability, adhesion, and viscosity. High speed mixing, treatment with excess RF, and temperature variations were applied as disrupting parameters. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Jacobson A.F.,General Electric | Deng H.,Fabric Inc. | Lombard J.,General Electric | Lessig H.J.,University of Pennsylvania
Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism | Year: 2010

Context: 123I-mIBG scintigraphy has been in clinical use for more than 20 yr for diagnostic assessment of patients with neural crest and neuroendocrine tumors. Prospective validation of the performance characteristics of this method has recently been published. Objective: A meta-analysis was performed to obtain best estimates of performance characteristics of 123I-mIBG imaging for the two most common applications, evaluation of patients with neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma. Data Sources: Articles published between 1980 and 2007 were identified from searches of multiple computer databases, including MEDLINE, BIOSIS, EMBASE, and SciSearch. Study Selection: Primary inclusion criteria were: acceptable reference standard(s) for confirming subjects with disease (histopathology and/or a combination of imaging and catecholamine results); reference standards applied to all subjects who received 123I-mIBG; and data on a minimum of 16 patients confirmed to have or not have the disease(s) under consideration.Twophysician reviewers independently evaluated all articles against the inclusion/exclusion criteria. Twenty-two of 100 articles reviewed were included in the final analysis. Data Extraction: The two reviewers extracted the data from eligible articles using a standardized form, capturing both study quality and efficacy information. Disagreements were resolved by consensus. Data Synthesis: Sensitivity of 123I-mIBG scans for detection of neuroblastoma was 97% [95% confidence interval (CI), 95 to 99%]; data were insufficient to estimate specificity. For pheochromocytoma, with application of the random-effects model, sensitivity and specificity were 94% (95% CI, 91-97%) and 92% (95% CI, 87-98%), respectively. Conclusion: Based upon the literature, 123I-mIBG scintigraphy has sensitivity and specificity greater than 90% for detection of neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma. Copyright © 2010 by The Endocrine Society.

Fabric Inc. | Date: 2016-04-12

pre-cut fabrics for textile use.

Fabric Inc. | Date: 2016-03-01

Curtain rings; Shower curtain rings.

Fabric Inc. | Date: 2016-06-23

Textiles, fabrics, upholstery foam.

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