High-tech textile products

January 1, 2012

Bekaert Textiles, Waregem, Belgium, has launched MediTiss® high-tech textile products designed for the healthcare and hospital market, including smart fabrics used in the SensoTiss mattress cover, which can alert nursing staff or a caretaker when a patient leaves his or her bed. Created to optimize bed comfort and focus on the welfare of patients of …

FR laminate technology

Gore® Pyrad™ Flame Retardant is a new laminate technology that offers an optimal combination of thermal/flashover burn protection, environmental protection and comfort. The durably bonded laminate solution allows manufacturers to integrate FR performance into protective outerwear in which traditional (non-FR) textiles are used, such as nylon and polyester. Pyrad Flame Retardant, when used in conjunction …

White workwear for hygienic environments

Despite an explosion of color and style in clothing for health professionals, in environments where hygiene trumps fashion, white seems right. The Hohenstein Institute, Bönnigheim, Germany, offers a new kind of fiber using regenerated cellulose and zinc/zinc oxide treatment for white, antimicrobial and comfortable clothing suitable for health and food-preparation work. The new fibers, as …