Medical and Healthcare
Being disposable and suitable for one-time use, nonwovens are used very widely in medical areas
Being disposable and suitable for one-time use, nonwovens are used very widely in medical areas and applications. Surgical gowns, mask etc, they are used to protect medical workers from biological agents such as viruses, bacteria or bodily fluids. They act as critical safety barriers.
Not only the recent Covid-19 pandemic but also the drug-resistant bacterias are creating a high infection risk and these types of nonwovens become more and more critical for the safety and prevention of humans, they help reduce the risk of spread and cross-contamination.
The main technologies used for the production of medical level nonwovens are meltblown, drylaid, spunlain, spunbond and occasional hydroentanglement technologies .