Porous structure and liquid flow models (P.K. Chatterjee, B.S. Gupta). Surface tension and surface energy (A.M. Schwartz). Fluid absorption in high bulk nonwovens (B.S. Gupta). Introduction to computational modelling and its applications in absorbent technology (S. Kangovi). The role of surfactants (J.C. Berg). Fibers and fibrous materials (L. Rebenfeld). Cross-linked cellulose and cellulose derivitives (R.A. Young). Synthetic superabsorbents (T.L. Staples, P.K. Chatterjee). Polymer grafted cellulose and starch (V.T. Stannett et al.). Nonwovens in absorbent materials (B.S. Gupta, D.K. Smith). Measurement techniques for absorbent materials and products (B.S. Gupta, P.K. Chatterjee). Products and technology perspective (P.K. Chatterjee). Subject index.