Washable, reusable and disposable medical textiles

María Elisa Martínez-Barbosa*, Ramón Alfonso Moreno-Corral

*Autor correspondiente de este trabajo

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At present, medical textiles comprise many items care items for patients and health professionals, going from personal protective equipment to implantable surgical devices. The textiles in each item presents specific requirements, such as chemical, physical, mechanical, and others, to be considered according to each functional application and the final destination of the item after use. Washables, reusables, or disposables are some examples of them. In this chapter, the medical textiles classification is presented. Then, their chemical, physical, mechanical, and other requirements to be a washable, reusable, or disposable medical textile are described. Indeed, the advances in manufacturing methods and technology of natural nanofibres, antimicrobial, and superabsorbent medical textiles are presented. Finally, the environmental analysis, regulatory control, and future prospects are exposed.

Idioma originalInglés
Título de la publicación alojadaMedical Textiles from Natural Resources
Número de páginas49
ISBN (versión digital)9780323904797
ISBN (versión impresa)9780323904803
EstadoPublicada - 1 ene. 2022

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