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Ten things to consider while choosing medical nonwoven fabrics

Medical non-woven fabrics are the best choice for body coveralls, hats, sheets, face mask filter media, and other important medical applications as well as sterile medical products.

Due to their rapid development and supply demand, these medical nonwovens have experienced continuous updates and innovation. The reasons are its versatility, longevity, and sustainability.

Effectively, medical nonwoven materials are now part of the disinfecting supply. One of the most important components of medical supplies in the healthcare and hygiene sector, manufacturers also supply to various hospitals and pharmacies.

To keep an eye on the nonwoven medical textiles’ quality, pay attention to these ten characteristics.

Non-woven fabric quality standards

Sanitized medical equipment, surgical face masks, shoe covers, particulate respirators, cartridge filters, coveralls, and hair caps made of medical non-woven fabric that satisfies physical and chemical standards.

It is safe to use nonwoven fabric

The appropriate term for medical nonwoven fabric is normally 2 to 3 years, with the validity period of products from different manufacturers differing somewhat. Please consider the usage recommendations.

Compared to composite nonwoven textiles in particular and nonwoven fabrics in general, medical nonwoven fabrics are unique.

-The majority of nonwoven fabrics are not resistant to germs.

-Composite non-woven fabrics, which are used to make surgical gowns and surgical bedsheets, have good waterproof performance and low air permeability.

-Medical nonwoven textiles are produced using the spun-bond, melt-blown, and spun-bond (SMS) techniques. It has dander-free, hydrophobic, antimicrobial, and breathable qualities and is created by pressing. It is employed for the final packaging of sterilized goods. It is discardable and doesn’t require cleaning.

The sterile items packaged in the medical non-woven fabric must not be harmed by sterilization and have a 180-day expiration date. 

The nonwoven fabric used to filter mask media, coverall media, and appropriate media for surgical wear should weigh between 55 and 95 GSM.

-One must use a closed packaging technique when using medical non-woven fabric to package items like surgical face masks, shoe coverings, hair caps, particulate respirators, coveralls, and acceptable media for surgical wear. Packaging for nonwoven fabrics should consist of two layers. Folding repeatedly can make a long, curved tunnel that prevents bacteria from entering the package.

-Medical non-woven fabric that has undergone high-temperature sterilization frequently has internal changes that reduce the penetration and antibacterial efficiency of the sterilization medium. The medical nonwoven fabric shouldn’t be repeatedly sterilized as a result.

Even though medical non-woven fabrics are not medical equipment, 

they are associated with the sterilizing effectiveness of medical devices. Because they guarantee sterility, they have an effect on the medical device’s overall sterilization quality when employed as packaging materials.

Check the physical and chemical properties of the medical non-woven fabric to ensure the quality of the products being used.

Bulky and heavy metal equipment may be sterilized at high temperatures 

Due to the obvious hydrophobic properties of nonwoven textiles, and condensation water develops during the cooling process, making wet packs easy to create. To avoid wet bags, pad water-absorbing materials in large equipment packages, adequately limit the sterilizer’s loading capacity, leave intervals between sterilizing packages, and increase the drying period.
The most cutting-edge melt-blown line is owned by Manjushree Spntek, and the most recent technology ensures a consistent, stable quality for a variety of mask media, including surgical face masks, particulate respirators, and cartridge filters.

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