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Textiles for Hygiene and Infection Control

Understanding and improving hygiene and healthcare products is essential for improving infection prevention. Continuing Woodhead Publishing’s series of specialised medical textile books, Textiles for hygiene and infection control provides readers with the latest developments in healthcare materials for hygiene and infection applications.

Part one offers an insight into design and production techniques for hygiene textiles. Chapters discuss nanotechnology and it’s applications in hygiene textiles, knitted spacer fabrics, innovative and sustainable packaging and biodegradable hygiene products. Part two explores design and production techniques for infection control textiles. Chapters examine micro-organisms, infection and the role of textiles, the creation of barrier textiles through plasma processing and methods for ensuring fabrics survive sterilisation. Part three concludes by investigating the variety of available hygiene and infection control products. Chapters consider washable textile-based absorbent products for incontinence, coated textiles for skin infections and antimicrobial treatments of textiles for hygiene and infection control applications from an industrial perspective.

Textiles for hygiene and infection control is an essential reference for manufacturers, designers, engineers and producers of hygiene and infection control products. It is also a useful tool for medical scientists, surgeons and nurses.

Hardbound, 240 Pages

Published: July 2011

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-84569-636-8

Contents

  • Part 1 Design and production techniques for hygiene textiles: The design of novel hygiene textile products; Nanotechnology and its applications in medical hygiene textiles; Use of knitted spacer fabrics for hygiene applications; Innovative and sustainable packaging strategies for hygiene products; Biodegradable hygiene products. Part 2 Design and production techniques for infection-control textiles: Micro-organisms, infection and the role of textiles; Creating barrier textiles through plasma processing; Disposable and reusable medical textiles; Ensuring fabrics survive sterilisation. Part 3 Product types: Washable textile-based absorbent products for incontinence; Biological containment suits used in microbiological high containment facilities and by emergency responders; Coated textiles for skin infections; Antimicrobial treatments of textiles for hygiene and infection control applications: An industrial perspective.

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