Medical and Healthcare Textiles

Nuno Belino, Raul Fangueiro, Sohel Rana, Pelagia Glampedaki, Georgios Priniotakis

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Abstract

Medical textiles (medtech) are considered one of the key growth areas in the high tech textile and apparel industry. Medtech is clearly driving the emergence of new and improved raw materials and processes, leading to new technological solutions specifically designed to tackle the problems medical professionals and patients are daily faced with. The continuous advancements of physics, chemistry, materials science, biotechnology, and nanotechnology along with highly engineered and improved fabrication processes/technologies has driven this sector to a new era, allowing not only a better life quality and life expectancy but, in some cases, also human survival. It is becoming an increasing tendency in the textile industry to move towards so-called greener practices in all manufacturing stages, from the selection of raw materials to the application of finishes. In the particular case of medical textiles, sustainability is introduced in similar ways as for the rest of textile classes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Technical Textiles
EditorsRoshan Paul
PublisherWiley
Chapter4
Pages69-105
Number of pages37
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781119325062, 9781119325055, 9781119325031
ISBN (Print)9781119325017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2019
Externally publishedYes

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