Description

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.

Key Features

  • Offers insight into design and production techniques for hygiene textiles
  • Chapters discuss a range of applications, such as the use of textiles for incontinence
  • An essential reference for manufacturers, designers, engineers and producers of hygiene and infection control products

Readership

Manufacturers, designers, engineers and producers of hygiene and infection control products. It is also a useful tool for medical scientists, surgeons and nurses.

Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Part I: Design and production techniques for hygiene textiles

Chapter 1: The design of novel hygiene textile products

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction: hygiene products

1.2 Applications of hygiene products

1.3 Key property requirements of hygiene products

1.4 Types of new technology to improve the performance of hygiene products

Chapter 2: Nanotechnology and its application to medical hygiene textiles

Abstract

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Healthcare and life sciences

2.3 Standards and regulations for nanotechnology products

2.4 The global textiles and clothing sectors

Chapter 3: Use of knitted spacer fabrics for hygiene applications

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction: key issues in hygiene and moisture management

3.2 Three-dimensional fabrics: an overview

3.3 Principles of knitting spacer fabrics

3.4 Application of knitted spacer fabrics in hygiene products

3.5 Future trends

Chapter 4: Innovative and sustainable packaging strategies for hygiene products

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key considerations and drivers for the packaging of hygiene products

4.3 Growing trends and innovation strategies

4.4 Future trends for the hygiene industry

4.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Biodegradable hygiene products

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 A classification of sustainable materials according to their ecological footprint

5.3 Criteria for the selection and implementation of sustainable alternative raw materials

5.4 Alternative raw materials

5.4.1 Absorbent fibres

5.4.2 Non-absorbent fibres

5.4.3 Barrier and protective films

5.4.4 Superabsorbent powder and fibre

5.4.5 Packaging

5.5 Conclusio

Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
Electronic ISBN:
9780857093707
Print ISBN:
9781845696368

About the editor

B J McCarthy

Brian J. McCarthy is the managing director at TechniTex Faraday Limited in Manchester, UK. He is well-known for his research work into technical and performance textiles.