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New Technologies Are Being Adopted to Upgrade the Quality of Healthcare Fabrics across the World


When it comes to the medical textile industry, the healthcare fabrics segment is certainly the fastest growing section amongst all. Huge developments, in the last few years, in terms of medical facilities and healthcare, in the developing economies has helped in the expansion of the market. Moreover, as government initiatives have taken a leap in the majority of countries, the rising demand for healthcare fabrics across the globe has been highly beneficial for the industry. For example, the India Government has taken an array of business-friendly steps such as digital India, make in India, and skill India,   to heighten the adoption of healthcare fabrics. Simultaneously, surge in duty drawback rates in the country has helped the exporters participate in the global competition.

The main objective of using healthcare fabrics is to diminish the risk of infection & contamination and reduce the chances of unwanted transmission of pathogens within the tissue. As health care fabrics are highly supple & malleable, and do contain non-allergic, non-carcinogenic, and antimicrobial properties, they have turned up as an ideal choice among the healthcare professionals. These fabrics are mainly created for use in hygiene applications. Fibers that are commonly used for such purposes include viscose, polypropylene, polyamide, cotton, and polyester.


According to Allied Market Research, the global healthcare fabrics market is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR from 2020 to 2027. In the last few years, there’s been a steep rise in expenditure on personal hygiene products such as adult & baby diapers, sanitary napkins etc. At the same time, high-end advancements in technology have also given way to heightened performance & quality parameters. These factors drive the market growth in more than one way. Simultaneously, increasing number of working women population in the majority of countries and several government campaigns meant to embolden the use of sanitary bibs even in rural extents have supplemented the market growth yet more.

This is mainly owing to huge advancements in medical technology, which have revealed that non-woven materials & textiles are greater to other fabrics in respect of flexibility, biodegradability, efficacy, and price. Non-woven fabrics tend to lay out efficient bacteria sieves, thus allowing potentially infested items to be disposed of. Also, the fact that nonwoven fibers are easily implantable owing to properties such as good tissue growth, low parameter extension, and good porosity makes it a preferred choice in the healthcare sector.

A renowned supplier of coated fabrics, especially meant for the healthcare and automotive industries, Precision Textiles has now come up with a new website coalescing the manufacturer’s inventive products with its assorted manufacturing abilities. The site offers its customers with inflated product particulars, a complete view of its global manufacturing skills, and a healthier user experience.

The refurbished site positions the establishment as a well-conversant solutions provider and a two-way partner, supported by high-quality research & development — all of which are the key pillars of the organization’s corporate standards, which are ingrained in its deep affiliations with its customers.

Professionals from The Institute of Scientific and Industrial Research (at Osaka University), on the other hand, and JOANNEUM RESEARCH (in Austria), have revealed how exposing a carbon-based polymer to UV light can specifically transform its electronic properties. This is expected to help in the commercialization of malleable electronics that can be recycled and cast off for healthcare monitoring in real time.

While the cohesive trips inside smart phones are quite imposing, they are often short of certain important features. As the semiconductor technology is silicon based, they are very stiff & firm and also contain chemical properties that are not simply altered. The new-fangled expedients, including OLED displays, are made from carbon-based organic bits & particles with chemical chattels that can be tweaked by scientists to fabricate the most efficient trails. Nevertheless, controlling the features of the organic conductors usually entails the assimilation of complex configurations made of a plethora of different materials.

COVID-19 scenario-

Here, it’s worth stating that the outbreak of the pandemic led to a steep increase in patient inflows, especially in the initial phase. Consequently, demand for healthcare fabrics that include PPE kits, masks, bed covers & sheets, and other items experienced a hike too. In the month of April 2020, the Supreme Court of India came up with the directive for the government to provide the healthcare staffs with essential protective equipment. Such high consumption of medical robes & garments and other fabrics-based articles boosted the global market for healthcare fabrics in several ways.

As the pandemic has almost toppled down the majority of industries across the world, Beximco, one of the prominent textile makers in Bangladesh, is taking recourse to avant-garde technologies to carry off the expected market share and scoop out the intended relationship with the customers.

The agility and flexibility of the establishment was put to the test as the pandemic spread almost at a jet’s pace last year. And, during this dire period, Beximco swiftly swiveled to make high-quality fabrics for the manufacturers of PPE. The organization also capitalized on its prevailing strengths in technical textiles, tapestry, stitching, and exhaustive manufacturing to unveil Beximco Health—a new dissection dedicated to fabricating PPE provisions for the making of isolation and surgical robes, overslops, ands N95 masks.

As advanced PPE testing services & amenities were limited in Bangladesh, the company has recently made a premeditated partnership with Intertek UK so as to form an on-site workshop. The one thousand one hundred square meter PPE Laboratory directs and manages chemical, microbiological, and physical, analysis, thereby allowing Beximco to get hold of PPE certifications quickly. Followed by its grand launch, one of the very first consignments was the conveyance of 6.5 million PPE robes to the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the United States.

Author’s Bio- Koyel Ghosh is a blogger with a strong passion and enjoys writing on miscellaneous domains, as she believes it lets her explore a wide variety of niches. She has an innate interest for creativity and enjoys experimenting with different writing styles. A writer who never stops imagining, she has been serving the corporate industry for the last four years.