The clinical demand for the latest composite non-w

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The clinical demand for new composite non-woven fabrics increases

there is a great demand for surgical towels and medical gowns. After more than 20 years of development, with the continuous success of the development of new materials, the raw materials of surgical towels and medical gowns have experienced the development process of recyclable pure cotton materials, polyester fiber materials, and disposable non-woven materials

surgical towels are divided into various specifications and different clinical uses, such as abdominal surgical towels, dental surgical towels, ophthalmic surgical towels, gynecological and obstetric surgical towels, etc. Medical gowns are divided into: gowns worn by surgeons, patient gowns, visiting gowns worn by outsiders, isolation clothes (special clothes for patients with infectious diseases and medical staff), antistatic gowns, etc. The materials they use must have the following properties: 1 It can prevent the leakage of liquids (such as blood, body fluids or other secretions); 2. Excellent antibacterial property to prevent microbial invasion; 3. Friction resistance; 4. It has certain strength; 5. Flame retardant, because 10. Computers are specially used for data processing and experimental machine control. Some electric medical instruments (such as high-speed rotating dental drill, etc.) will produce electric sparks. Once the electric sparks fall on the surgical towel made of flammable materials, they may cause accidental combustion and burn the patient's body; 6. Antistatic performance; 7. Feel comfortable to wear; 8. Meet the requirements of green environmental protection

disposable non-woven fabrics are replacing traditional raw materials

most of the early surgical towels and medical coveralls are pure cotton products, which are not strong enough, and after repeated washing, the surface of the fabric is prone to galling and damage, thus affecting the beauty and safety

in the late 1980s, polyester textile materials (nylon cloth) rose. Generally, surgical towels and medical gowns processed with polyester fibers can withstand more than 150 machine washes, so they can be reused (in fact, surgical towels in foreign hospitals are only used for about 80 times, that is, discarded), so as to save hospital operating costs. In addition, the appearance of the fabric is bright and clean, beautiful, durable, resistant to high-temperature disinfection and sterilization, and the price of polyester fiber material is lower than that of pure cotton fabric. In the early 1990s, almost all surgical towels and medical gowns were made of new materials to improve the quality management level of enterprises and the quality grade of products. Polyester fiber is the main material, while pure cotton fabric is rarely used

by the mid-1990s, various disposable medical devices, such as disposable syringes, infusion sets/sets, disposable catheters, disposable surgical instruments, etc., quickly occupied the market of health materials and medical devices. Compared with recycled medical devices and sanitary materials, disposable products can greatly reduce the probability of cross infection in hospitals. The advent of polypropylene (PP) non-woven fabric materials with low price and soft handle has laid a solid foundation for the production of disposable surgical towels and medical gowns

compared with traditional cotton fabrics and polyester fabrics, non-woven fabrics processed with polypropylene raw materials have better performance. The United States is the first country in the world to use disposable polypropylene non-woven fabric to make surgical towels and medical gowns. At present, the consumption of polypropylene raw materials in its medical hygiene materials industry is very amazing. Frost Sullivan, a famous international consulting company in the United States, recently disclosed in a survey report that North American countries led by the United States and Canada consumed a total of $1.3 billion of polypropylene non-woven fabrics in 2005 for the processing of surgical towels and medical gowns; In 2008, this figure rose to US $1.9 billion, equivalent to about 124000 tons of polypropylene raw materials. Last year, the United States consumed a total of 1.2 billion to 1.4 billion square meters of non-woven fabrics for processing various medical textiles. At present, more than 95% of hospitals in the United States use disposable surgical towels and medical gowns to replace reusable surgical towels and gowns, while pure cotton surgical towels are only used under special circumstances

in contrast, the European disposable surgery issued the "guidance of the Ministry of industry and information technology on accelerating the development of environmental protection equipment manufacturing industry". The market development of surgical towels and medical gowns is relatively slow. In 2002, the EU officially announced the quality standard cen/tc205/wg on disposable medical non-woven surgical towels and medical gowns, in order to regulate the quality standards of relevant products of medical device manufacturers, importers and exporters in EU countries. In the following five years, the production of disposable surgical towels and medical gowns made of non-woven fabrics in Europe accelerated. However, so far, only Germany, Scandinavian countries (i.e. the five Nordic countries) and the economic union of the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg have used disposable surgical towels and medical gowns in large quantities, while Britain, France and other European countries still use recycled surgical towels and medical gowns made of polyester fibers

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