MEDITECH (MEDICAL TEXTILES)
The technical textile component of the diaper is the non-woven fabric which prevents fluid leakage and gives diaper the desired shape. The baby diapers are generally available in four sizes - small, medium, large and extra large, with an overall snug fitting. The typical product characteristics are super absorbent polymer should ensure complete dryness and prevent growth of bacteria, the non-woven used should be hydrophilic and absorb fluids fast. Baby diapers are used to absorb and retain body fluids of infants in period between birth and 24 months. Diapers are essentially made by a sandwich of an absorbent pad between fabric sheets.
Incontinence diaper also known as adult diapers are for people with loss of bladder control which typically applies to people in the age group of 70 years and more. Incontinence diapers are disposable single use products specifically designed to absorb and retain fluids. The diapers are typically made of the absorbent material of cellulose with poly-beads to convert fluid into gel. The non-woven material is placed on top for dry feeling. The baby diapers are generally available in two sizes medium and large with an overall snug fitting. The typical product characteristics are Super absorbent polymer should ensure complete dryness and prevent growth of bacteria, super absorbent should quickly convert liquid to gel, the non-woven used should be hydrophilic and absorb fluids fast.
The surgical disposables primarily consist of masks, caps, drapes, gowns, covers and shoe covers made of polypropylene spunbond fabric (non-woven) with or without polyethylene film. Surgical disposables are used in hospitals and pharmaceutical companies to maintain hygienic and sterile operations. In India, the majority of hospitals use cotton reusable surgical wear which needs to be sterilized after every use. The medical disposables like caps, masks and shoe covers are 100% technical textile products made-up from PP spun bond or SMS non-woven fabric The functional characteristics of surgical disposables are High barrier to blood or body fluids, Lower lint than linen, Proven sterilisation performance, Comfort and breathability, Good bacteria filtration efficiency , Breathing resistance and Splash resistance. The disposable medical items are gradually replacing the reusable cotton cloth based surgical gear. With growth in the multi-specialty hospitals, medical tourism and improvement in general hygiene level at the hospitals, the demand for medical disposables is experiencing positive growth.
Surgical dressing material is applied on the wound to expedite the process of healing and prevent further harm due to wound exposure. The dressing material can be primarily divided as Wound care layer and Bandage. Bandage holds the wound care layer in place. Wound care products which are adhesive in nature are also available in the market. The bandage can also be used on standalone basis in case of orthopaedic cases (e.g. crepe bandage). Typically, the wound care products consist of Absorbent pad, Non-adhering/dressing, Adhering pads or adhesive plaster.The wound contact material is available in both woven and non-woven forms. The bandage products consist of Rolled Bandage, Gauze bandage, Elastic/Non-elastic bandage, Light support bandage. The materials included under surgical dressings are: Rolled bandages, Crepe bandages, Plaster-of-Paris bandages, Absorbent gauze pack, plaster, absorbent pads and surgical pads.
These are the textile structures that can be used inside the human body for various purposes, such as closure, repair, and replacement. Available products are sutures, vascular grafts, artificial ligaments, artificial joints, scaffolds for tissue growth and so on, each providing suitable properties for the end-use.
The technical textile component of the diaper is the non-woven fabric which prevents fluid leakage. The typical product characteristics are super absorbent polymer should ensure complete dryness, Hydrophilic non-woven to absorb fluids fast,it should be Snug fit with a Breathable cover. The non-woven fabric is 18-20 GSM and accounts for around 11-12% by weight of the sanitary napkin i.e. around 0.95 to 1 grams per napkin.