Non-woven fabrics are used to manufacture a variety of products in the healthcare industry
Such as surgical gowns, aprons, curtains, mask components and wound dressings. Non-woven fabrics continue to be favored by the medical industry because they are superior to textiles in terms of comfort, barrier and pollution resistance as substrates. The cost of non-woven medical products has also been reduced in a highly cost-sensitive medical environment.
Medical non-woven fabrics are used in the production of surgical gowns, curtains, table covers, scrubbing gowns, isolation gowns, surgical caps, shoe covers, bedding, sterile packaging and wound care products, among other applications. Surgical curtains and protective clothing are the largest market segments for non-woven fabrics in the medical field, which account for more than 50% of the tonnage of non-woven fabrics historicall.
The Asia-Pacific region is expected to see a significant increase in the use of medical products during the forecast period due to the increasing adoption of nonwoven fabric machine for medical products in countries such as India and China.
Looking ahead, some of the major growth drivers for the medical nonwovens market will be the aging of the global population, infection prevention and the increasing prevalence of chronic diseases.
Other factors such as population growth, an aging population and the global COVID-19 outbreak are driving demand for non-woven fabrics in the healthcare industry.