Skip to main content

Medical Textiles
Medical Textiles
1 member
20 questions
3 posts

the Group for medical textile manufacturers and suppliers to discuss and share the knowledge about the medical textile industry

SrinivasanChief Party Member
Co-Founder of KnitBrain International.
Canada’s federal prison labor industry responded to the coronavirus pandemic by re-tooling workshops to make personal protective equipment (PPE) — so much that other government departments can now acquire their products.

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/canada-prison-labour-covid-face-masks_ca_5fdd1a5ac5b6e5158fa70360
Srinivasan updated 3 months ago
SrinivasanChief Party Member
Co-Founder of KnitBrain International.

What is hydrophobic textiles and how can it impact PPE

50 years on, and amid a viral pandemic, the topic of self-cleaning and hydrophobic materials has re-entered the mainstream with a vengeance.

Hydrophobic textiles or water-resistant textiles?

Hydrophobicity is not a new concept, but its applications certainly are, and especially in the medical field.

Materials in medicine are often disinfected with harsh chemicals or microbicides. The problem here is that microbes evolve resistances to these substances, quickly reducing their effectiveness.

Consistent over-application of these substances also leads to the evolution of so-called “superbugs”, such as MRSA, which are completely unaffected by common microbicides and therefore pose a serious threat of... (More)