Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: April 27, 2004
Publication Date: N/A
Technical Abstract: The preferred material for medical/surgical dressings, sponges, and bandages for the past one hundred years has been woven cotton gauze in several plain weave variations. These materials, made from Absorbent Gauze, are described in the United States Pharmacopeia (USP). The development of nonwoven spunlaced fabrics has reached a stage where standards for these fabrics should be considered for inclusion in the USP. These products have been used by medical professionals and other consumers. Nonwovens that are disposable are found nearly everywhere when it comes to medical market more so with the need for infectious diseases.