Fabrics Group Inc. (PFG), Greensboro, N.C., has licensed one of The ProcterandGamble (P and G) Co.s
advanced technologies for woven and nonwoven materials. Under the agreement, PFG will use
Cincinnati-based P and Gs Differential Elongation Composite (DEC) technology in its new DiamondDry
absorbent meat pads, which are made from super-absorbent fibers approved by the Food and Drug
Administration.The meat pads, also used in poultry and fish packaging, absorb water-based fluids
such as juice and blood. PFG said DEC technology allows the product to deliver high absorbency and
fluid retention with a more consumer-friendly appearance than traditional meat pads.