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Rapid growth expected for medical textiles

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Global perspectives on the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned from COVID-19

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FET-100 Series multifunctional melt spinning system configured for multifilament yarns.

By Mark Smith, Fibre Extrusion Technology

Demand for antimicrobial fibers, textiles and apparel is forecast to continue its strong growth, with consumer demand fueled by growing awareness of the importance of personal hygiene and the health risks posed by certain microorganisms.

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Rising consumer awareness of health issues along with enhancements in the standard of living in developing countries, such as India, China, Brazil and South Korea, are anticipated to boost the market for antimicrobial textiles to 2022. Moreover, the increasing global population is forecast to escalate the incidence of infectious diseases, which is further expected to …

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At ANTEC® 2016, Gelest, Inc. will be highlighting its silicon-based BIOSAFE® antimicrobial, which it recently acquired after a two-year period of exclusive licensing. Gelest is now shepherding the product through Food Contact approvals from the U.S. FDA and EPA. BIOSAFE antimicrobial imparts bacteriostatic, fungistatic, and algistatic properties to substrates, including plastics, to prevent deterioration and discoloration …

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By Donald Wagner and Joel Zazyczny, Gelest, Inc.

BIOSAFE® is a new silicon-based antimicrobial from Gelest, Inc. Its novel activity imparts long lasting bacteriostatic, fungistatic and algistatic properties to substrates, such as textiles, preventing deterioration and discoloration caused by fungi.

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