Soft and Breathable
Nonwoven is used in healthcare products like wound absorbents, urine drainage bags, disposable products, and disposable cover sheets for beds. Nonwoven material for the healthcare sector is soft, breathable and can absorb, block or allow liquid to pass through.
Because nonwoven is resistant to liquid, it is more durable than paper making it a great alternative in healthcare products. It is also both stronger and softer than paper products.
Soft and pliable
Nonwoven materials like chemically bonded nonwoven and spunlace are soft and very good for products that have a surface layer in contact with the skin, like urine drainage bags.
There is also a unique elastic spunbond that follows body movements that is used in disposable garments like underwear in the healthcare sector.
Absorbs or allows liquid to pass through
Depending on what the needs are, there is a soft nonwoven material that either absorbs or allows moisture and liquid to permeate.
Absorbing nonwoven can also be used in products in contact with the body because it absorbs moisture from the skin.
Nonwoven is very flexible as a material, and the softer nonwoven materials used in healthcare products in contact with the skin are developed to be breathable and allow air to permeate.
The healthcare sector has found a lot of smart and innovative ways to use nonwoven. They have really found ways to utilize the different properties of the material, like absorbent for wounds and other liquids – but also for disposable garments and sterile covers.
Bengt Wannehag, Sales, Scandinavian Nonwoven