In hospitals, cross-contamination and healthcare-associated infections clearly indicate that the reuse of masks and protective clothing is largely to blame. In addition to handling potentially contaminated items, non-woven fabric cloth provides an effective barrier against bacteria; they are also superior to linen fabric in reducing airborne contamination.
The global epidemics of diabetes, obesity, and cancer (as well as the growing aging population) may partially explain this growth, but the most significant reason is the fact that non-woven fabric cloth is essential to the rapidly evolving medical textile industry. In addition to the reasons already mentioned, non-woven fabric cloth will dominate this industry because it: helps mitigate the higher risks in today's healthcare environment due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria, increased bloodborne diseases, worsening virus threats, and highly polluted indoor/outdoor air. Can be customized according to changing specifications. Meets the increasing demand for more environmentally friendly/disposable products. Has almost unlimited applications for healthcare products: surgical gowns; bedding; dressings; surgical drapes; implants such as sutures, orthopedics, and tissue structures, etc.
Non-woven fabric cloth is highly regarded for meeting the specific needs of the medical environment due to the following characteristics: incredible effectiveness/efficiency; high performance (steam transmission, breathability, comfort, hand feel, etc.); excellent barrier properties; superior user protection (high tear resistance and durability, etc.); good control of cross-contamination; unparalleled wound care (absorbent pads, delivery devices, bandages, etc.); detailed records of usage in areas such as ICUs, laboratories, operating rooms, etc.
Non-woven fabric cloth has effectively replaced more traditional barrier and sterile medical textiles (such as linen fabric). Non-woven fabric cloth used externally is a disposable product that does not require re-cleaning or disinfection; disposable non-woven fabric cloth is sterilized, helping to eliminate contamination. Non-woven fabric cloth can be manufactured using environmentally friendly natural fibers. Cotton is typically used for non-woven fabric cloth, which has many excellent application characteristics in a medical environment (such as low allergenicity, natural absorbency, softness, etc.). New biopolymer materials (such as polylactic acid or PLA) are another promising alternative to synthetic fibers that are biodegradable, recyclable, and renewable.