According to industry trends research, the US demand for disposable medical supplies will rise 4.2 percent annually to $54.1 billion by 2020. Up to this point, the focus of the medical textiles industry has been on product quality, usability, and regulatory compliance as it relates to product health and safety standards. Amidst growing product demand, and increasing environmental concern, the industry will see an increasing focus on cost-effective “green” processes and materials for a new generation of medical products. WPT Nonwovens is poised to help medical suppliers meet these challenges with environmentally friendly nonwovens that deliver quality and performance, while being both eco- and budget-friendly.
Using naturally occurring fibers, WPT Nonwovens has developed an innovative, green line of nonwovens, suitable for a wide range of medical products. Often regarded as being too costly, natural fiber nonwovens are not always considered as a plausible alternative to synthetic fiber nonwovens. The WPT development team has worked to develop natural fiber nonwovens that deliver green advantages, while remaining very cost-competitive.
WPT environmentally friendly nonwoven materials are used for a variety of medical and healthcare products including:
- Barrier material for control of infection
- Bandaging and pressure garment
- Wound care material
- Hygiene products material
Ideal for medical applications, the characteristics of these green nonwovens include:
- Resistance to acids, alkalis, and micro-organisms
- Dimensional stability
- Contamination and impurity free
- Air permeability
WPT green products are compostable or biodegradable for an environmentally friendly nonwoven that can be used as a responsible material substitute for many synthetic fiber nonwoven fabrics. Contact WPT Nonwovens to learn more.