Medical Nonwovens Meet Critical Healthcare Product Needs

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Nonwovens have played a huge role in the worldwide fight against COVID-19. Everyone has heard much about the importance of face masks and disinfecting wipes today. Many, however, may not be aware of the fact that the use of nonwovens for medical purposes goes all the way back to WWII. At that time, nonwovens supplied… Read more »

WPT Nonwovens Responds to COVID 19 with Production of Surgical & N-95 Masks

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WPT Nonwovens is responding to the national emergency need for COVID 19 related medical supplies with the high volume production of surgical masks and N-95 respirator masks. According to company Vice President and General Manager, Travis Robbins, the decision to act was made following requests from state and local officials looking for Kentucky manufacturers willing… Read more »

Advantages Bicomponent Fibers Bring to Nonwoven Fabrics

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The use of bicomponent fibers in the production of nonwoven fabrics is growing. Manufacturers are discovering bicomponent fibers provide a cost-effective way to create customized nonwoven products with a wide range of beneficial characteristics. Bicomponent fiber nonwovens are the material of choice for products such as infant diapers, toddler training pants, feminine care products, adult… Read more »

4 Reasons Why Nonwovens Offer the Ideal Material for Wound Dressing

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Medical product manufacturers have a lot of material options when it comes to the manufacture of wound care products. With material options like woven fabrics, foams, and gels, manufacturers tend more to turn to nonwoven fabrics for wound dressings and surgical care items. The following are four important reasons why manufacturers prefer nonwoven fabrics for… Read more »

The Benefits of Nonwovens for Wound Dressing

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In the healthcare field, much attention has been given to reducing the incidence of hospital-acquired infection and illnesses. Nonwoven medical fabrics and wound dressing have many advantages in this area due to their unique qualities. Medical fabrics subject to intense scrutiny given the critical nature of their application, which has led to the development of… Read more »

Use of Medical Nonwovens on the Rise

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One of the fastest growing nonwoven market sectors is medical products. Nonwovens Industry reports: “The total consumption of nonwovens in medical applications is expected to reach 351,000 tons by the end of this year, up from 264,000 in 2012, according to research firm Smithers Pira.”“Consumption is expected to rise to 427,000 tons in 2023. The… Read more »

Why Are Non-Woven Fabrics Used in Medical Textiles?

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Not surprisingly, the use of nonwovens for medical purposes goes all the way back to WWII, which precipitated a big demand for easily-deployed medical products. As the technology gradually improved, nonwovens proved to be superior to woven products in terms of disposability, adaptability, effectiveness, and cost. Ubiquitous cross-contamination and nosocomial infections in hospitals made it… Read more »