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4 Reasons Why the Meltblown Shines in Medical Nonwovens

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Jan 29, 2016 11:12:07 AM

Converters looking for niche products in the healthcare industry may want to consider working with a nonwoven manufacturer who can produce meltblown products. 

There are a variety of reasons why meltblown products are a terrific solution for medical nonwovens, among them are: 

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Topics: Meltblown Nonwovens, General Nonwovens, news, Medical Nonwovens

Medical Nonwovens:Reasons to Produce Disposable Meltblown Surgical Masks

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Nov 24, 2015 10:13:03 AM

Surgical face masks are a critical protective measure in hospitals for both patients and hospital staff.  Quality face masks are of utmost concern for healthcare professionals and for the facility administrators who purchase these essential safety products.  The microscopic size of the bacteria means that the fabric used in these masks must prevent the airborne flow of the bacteria from the surgeon’s mouth to the patient and vice versa.  Additionally, the masks must protect the wearer against larger molecules like splashed blood in a surgical environment.

But why should healthcare professionals choose a disposable meltblown surgical face mask over a reusable textile mask?

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Topics: Medical Nonwovens

Loosened Regulations on Some Medical Nonwovens

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Nov 2, 2015 11:12:09 AM

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Topics: General Nonwovens, news, Medical Nonwovens

Flushable Wipes vs. Unflushable Wipes: What Should We Manufacture?

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Aug 12, 2015 3:44:00 PM

Karen McIntyre of Nonwovens Industry recently published an article from the viewpoint of the wastewater industry on flushable wipes. She interviewed the sewage authority director, Rob Villee, in Middlesex, NJ for his perspective on the problem of flushability.  The aptly nicknamed “Lord of Wipes” claimed in the article that consumer education is where most of the problem lies with the perception that wipes are causing drain clogs all over the country. 

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Topics: Wipes, Medical Nonwovens

How Medical Nonwovens Help Prevent Infection

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Mar 19, 2015 11:18:43 AM

It’s a pretty tall order to expect something like a surgical gown or a bathing product to prevent the spread of infection. But, with the advent of new technologies and the cost-effectiveness of disposable nonwovens, more hospitals are seeking solutions from manufacturers for infection prevention.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Manufacturing Personal Care Wipes To Meet Customer Demands

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Mar 5, 2015 9:13:54 AM

The personal care wipes industry is high on lists of converters and manufacturers in the nonwovens arena. According to a February 5 article by Taro Olivo in Nonwovens Industry, the market has nearly doubled over the past ten years with over 170 billion units sold in 2013. 170 billion units translate to a lot of personal care dollars (about $8.2 billion) with more anticipated in the coming ten years.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Meltblown Nonwoven Fabrics: Why Meltblown Applications Will Increase

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Nov 24, 2014 10:20:12 AM

Meltblown nonwoven fabrics are still in the early growth stage. They are already becoming more and more popular in the medical and filter industries due to the meltblown ability to produce microfibers.   But what is the meltblown process and how can it be beneficial to other products?

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Topics: Meltblown Nonwovens

Wiping Away Germs: How the Nonwoven Wipes Market Will Keep Growing

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Oct 29, 2014 3:11:06 PM

The nonwoven wipes market is forecast to be worth approximately $2.5 billion in 2016. As the economy continues to improve, the demand for wipes will be on the rise as well. During the recession, consumers economized by utilizing more traditional methods of cleaning, but as the economy grows again, consumer demand for disposable, portable, convenient wipes will continue to grow.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

3 Ways Nonwovens Can Help Fight the Spread of Ebola

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Oct 15, 2014 8:00:00 AM

While several strains of the Ebola virus have been present in Africa since 1976, the virus has not been a threat in the United States until September of 2014 when a traveler from Liberia exhibited symptoms while visiting the U.S. Texas nurse Nina Pham contracted the Ebola virus while treating the Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Questions abound about the safety protocols at the Dallas hospital where Pham contracted the virus.   One thing we do know for certain, though, is that protective gear is essential for anyone coming into contact with these patients.

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Topics: General Nonwovens

Nonwoven Business: How Does the Final EPA Wiper Rule Affect You?

Posted by FDI Meltblown Team

Oct 13, 2014 4:34:10 PM

The nonwovens industry is abuzz. The final EPA ruling is that contaminated nonwoven wipes will be excluded from the definition of hazardous waste. While the wipes will still need to be managed appropriately and stored properly, companies will see significant savings in their hazardous waste disposal fees. This opens the door for many wipes companies to amp up their production of industrial wipes.

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Nonwoven Manufacturing Is Our Business

We're interested in finding solutions for manufacturing problems in the nonwoven arena.  We view challenges as an opportunity to assist a manufacturing partner when no one else can.  If you're looking for tips on the nonwoven manufacturing business, you've come to the right place.

Things to consider:

  • More products are using nonwoven fabrics than ever
  • As technology improves, so does nonwoven manufacturing
  • You should always partner with a manufacturer interested in solutions

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