Growing Need for Medical Fabrics

Healthcare is constantly adding new services, procedures, treatments and requirements that require innovative medical fabric solutions. Medical fabrics are found throughout the healthcare industry:

  • Surgical masks and clothing
  • Disposable padding and component materials
  • Skin contact sensor materials
  • Laminates for fluid collection pouches
  • Padding composites and attachment systems for orthopedic devices

Like most healthcare issues there is always a concern about costs and quality. This where working with a laminator and converter of soft goods like Dal-Bac Manufacturing Company, Inc. can really pay off.

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company Dal-Bac is committed to:

  • Exceeding customer expectations
  • Continuously improving our processes
  • Reducing costs and improving yields for our customers

We use our experience with lamination, fusing and coatings techniques to create innovative solutions for use in medical fabric applications. Our in-house engineering team is accustomed to meeting very specific technical requirements including:

  • Absorbency
  • Padding capability
  • Durability and strength
  • Flexibility
  • Softness
  • Breathability
  • Moisture wicking
  • Moisture and air barriers
  • Direct Skin contact
  • Direct Skin contact adhesive
  • Biodegradability

Our extensive experience, engineering expertise and supplier network help us select the best medical fabric options for your application and use, or create, an efficient production process that will reduce costs over time. A selection of the materials we currently use includes:

  • Hook-compatible loop knits
  • Non-woven fabrics
  • Anti-microbial fabrics
  • Enhanced wicking fabrics
  • Mesh fabrics
  • Stretch knits
  • Foam laminates
  • Coatings for both barrier and permeable solutions
  • Adhesives that are approved for skin contact

Our current medical fabric products include:

  • Padding composites for orthopedic and orthotic appliances
  • Hook and Loop solutions for orthopedic and orthotic devices
  • Disposable surgical masks
  • Skin contact sensor materials
  • Laminates for fluid collection pouches
  • Skin contact pressure sensitive adhesive products

We specialize in custom solutions and you can see our process at work for orthopedic device here. If you have a new challenge or are looking for a better solution for an existing product, we invite you have a conversation with us!

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