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Why are nonwoven fabrics used in medical textiles?

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Why are nonwoven fabrics used in medical textiles?

Cotton and rayon can be applied directly to the wound. They have good water absorption and are good nonwoven disposables. Natural fiber has good water absorption and water absorption, it is the ideal raw material for producing medical nonwoven disposables. The following article shall tell you more about nonwoven disposables as well as the usage in medical textiles.

 

Here are the main points of the article


What are medical textiles?

Why are natural fibers used for medical nonwoven disposables?

How are nonwoven disposable fabrics used in medical textiles?

 

What are medical textiles?


Medical textile is a branch of technical textile. Medical textiles are textiles and building materials used for medical purposes. Medical textiles are also known as health textiles. They are used for first aid, clinical or health purposes and rehabilitation. Not all textile fibers can be used as nonwoven disposables because their properties depend on their interactions with different fluids produced by cells and the body. Textile materials used in medical and health care nonwoven disposables range from simple gauze or bandages to scaffolds for tissue culture and a variety of prostheses for permanent body implants. Textile materials should have some special properties before they can be used as medical textiles. Textile materials used as medical nonwoven disposables include fibers, yarns, fabrics and composites. According to different applications, the requirements for medical textile materials are: biocompatibility; Good alkali, acid and microbial resistance; Good dimensional stability; Elasticity without contamination or impurity; Absorption/exclusion; Air permeability. Medical textiles can be divided into health care products, in vitro devices, implantable materials and non-implantable materials. Surgeon's wear, wound dressings, bandages, artificial ligaments, sutures, artificial livers/kidneys/lungs, diapers, sanitary napkins, vascular grafts/heart valves, artificial joints/bones, contact lenses and artificial corneas are examples of medical textiles.

 

Why are natural fibers used for medical nonwoven disposables?


The fibers for medical nonwoven disposables can be divided into natural fibers and synthetic fibers. Natural fibers used are wood pulp, cotton and rayon. Wood pulp has good water absorption, large volume and low cost. Cotton and rayon can be applied directly to the wound. They have good water absorption and are good nonwoven disposables. Natural fibers become excellent medical nonwoven disposables reason:

  • they are highly absorbent of exudation and blood

  • excellent permeability

  • good aesthetic characteristics

  • easy launderability, can be sterilized

  • excellent dimensional stability and maneuverability of high temperature ~175 degrees Celsius

  • biodegradable

  • good heat resistance

  • good water retaining capacity

  • does not cause allergy or irritant

 

How are nonwoven disposable fabrics used in medical textiles?


Fabric is seen as a life-saving tool in the healthcare industry, writes Amy Willbanks, vice President of textile and fabric consulting. They are essential for generating large numbers of medical applications including nonwoven disposables. The clothes of hospital staff and patients are made of fabric. In addition to the clothing of medical staff and patients, medical equipment, dressings and nonwoven disposables, hospital furniture, and medical prosthetics contain plants, animals, minerals, and even artificial fibers. For example, an artificial kidney two inches in diameter for dialysis contains 7,000 hollow fibers; More than 50 percent of the jarvik-7 artificial heart is also made of fabric; Artificial arteries, designed to prevent clotting and rejection, are used by thousands of people in the United States. Artificial arteries are made of polyester. Medical implants are not the only ones that contain the same components as fabric. Models of broken bones, surgical masks, bandages, hospital mattresses, blankets, curtains, wound dressings, gloves, masks, surgical curtains and bandages are also made of two or more fabrics.

 

In conclusion, nonwoven disposable fabrics have a wide range of benefits and therefore, they are widely used in medical textiles. The medical textiles our company manufactures are also made from nonwoven disposable fabrics, which are of high quality and hygiene.


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