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 the development of wound care and other medical products:1. Antimicrobial Treatment Options
Nonwovens can be imbued with certain treatments to make them antimicrobial, which is ideal for medical applications. Options vary and are typically based on how the end-product will be used, whether it is a medical garment or a wound dressing.2. Nonwovens Can Be Combined with Other Materials
Nonwoven fabrics can be made strong and lightweight, with characteristics appropriate for wound care such as absorbency, fabric resilience, softness, and the ability to stretch. Combined with other materials such as adhesives, nonwovens can be used to create a barrier product that is easily applied and removed.3. Nonwovens Are More Cost-Effective Over Time
Hospitals and medical treatment facilities usually face tight budget constraints. Medical suppliers who seek to provide bulk quantities of wound care products must assess margins and to show customers how their product performance can benefit the facility’s budget. Nonwoven wound care fabric has been demonstrated to promote healing, reduce the risk of cross-contamination, and eliminate the costs associated with laundering.4. Nonwovens Offer Choice and Flexibility
The most widely used fibers in development of nonwoven fabrics for wound care include polypropylene, polyester, viscose, and bicomponent fiber. Nonwovens can be developed in a variety of colors, textures, and thicknesses, making them suitable for a wide range of wound dressing products.
WPT Nonwovens formulation and manufacturing capabilities provide nonwovens that are absorbent, anti-bacterial, soft, and liquid repellent in a variety of colors, textures, and weights. We offer the benefit of inline slitting and winding capabilities, eliminating the need for third party conversion services for wound dressing product manufacturers, saving them time and money. We welcome any size order, from wound dressing manufacturers of all volumes.
Contact us today to discuss how we can meet your wound dressing manufacturing needs with affordable, high quality nonwovens.