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 »

Nonwoven Diaper Products Grow Up to Supply New Need

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Disposable diapers developed with nonwoven fabrics introduced a revolutionary new high-demand product to the personal hygiene marketplace. Since first becoming widely used in the 1970’s, the design of disposable diapers has be become thinner and sleeker, as innovators have defined the materials and fabrication processes involved in making them. Today, nonwoven diaper products have “grown… 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 »