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Medical and Hygiene Textile Production: A Handbook

By: Allison Mathews

Practical Action Publishing

Paperback | Jan 1994 | #56542 | ISBN: 1853392111
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Medical and Hygiene Textile Production considers the production of medical and hygiene textiles on a small scale in developing countries. Medical textiles include gauze, bandages and cotton wool, and hygiene textiles consist of sanitary towels and nappies.;Although the technologies for these products are often simple, in the past there has been very little comprehensive information available about production methods. This handbook offers basic information on all levels of manufacture and small scale production of these items, from household level production to small centralized units, from raw material processing to the packaging and labelling of the finished products.;All the processes described can be undertaken by hand or with the use of small mechanically driven equipment.


Introduction to medical and hygiene textiles; principles of textile manufacture; making textiles for medical purposes; testing and quality control; planning for production; equipment suppliers; sources of further information. Appendices: cultural aspects of sanitary protection practices; specifications of medical textiles; wet processing; sterilization; packaging and labelling; glossary; comparison of tex with other count systems.

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