Medical textiles are an emerging sector of technical
textiles industry and is fuelled due to constant
improvements in healthcare as well as innovations in
the textile field.
Biomaterials - synthetic or natural which is intended
to interface with biological systems to evaluate, treat,
augment or replace any tissue or organ or function of
Indian medical and healthcare industry
The healthcare industry in India is growing by 17% per
The use of disposables such as face mask, surgical
head gears and shoe covers, surgical drapes and
gowns is increasing in private hospitals .
A recent survey conducted by Alhstorm, India,
conducted among private hospitals in and around
Chennai found that the usage of single-use fabrics is
high as 40%.
World Consumption of Medical
There is a constant increase in consumption of medical textiles
every five years since 1995 and the trend is expected to grow
enormously by 2010 at a rate of 23%.