LifeThreads has a new line of antimicrobial apparel

January 22nd, 2016

New York-based LifeThreads® LLC has launched the Contego Collection, a second-generation line of antimicrobial medical apparel. The new line, which follows last year’s introduction of the Classic Collection, is treated with an EPA-registered active ingredient that protects the fabric from harmful pathogens found in institutional medical environments. All LifeThreads garments are fluid-resistant, offering healthcare employees […]

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Green medical textiles: the next phase

August 21st, 2015

Certain segments of the population today have a greater awareness of the composition of the individual constituents in products and are particular about a product’s environmental footprint. More importantly, among consumers who buy textiles and related products, environmental issues are of concern. Green products and technologies are desired particularly in metropolitan areas in developed economies. […]

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High tech and here to stay

August 7th, 2015

The growth of advanced technologies in medical and biomedical textiles cannot be denied. A recent report, “Medical Textiles Market: Global Trends, Demand and Forecast 2015-2019” released by, says that the global medical textiles market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.87 percent from 2015-2019. The report also says that the “medical textiles […]

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Smaller, “smarter” and versatile

July 24th, 2015

Multidimensional narrow fabrics offer new ways to develop structures in medical and biomedical applications. A narrow fabric is loosely defined as being any non-elastic woven textile having a width of 12 inches or less and a woven selvage on each side. Narrow fabrics found use early on as hatbands, in corsets and lingerie, and have […]

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