Meditech products include textile materials used in hygiene, health and personal care as well as surgical applications. The Meditech products are available in woven, knitted and non-woven forms based on the area of application. Their use is based on a number of typical basic textile properties like softness and lightness, flexibility, absorption, filtering etc. Increasingly, synthetic fibre is being used in the production of these products.
The technical textile products covered under Meditech are as given below:-
- Baby diapers
- Incontinence diapers
- Sanitary napkin
- Surgical sutures
- Surgical dressing
- Contact lens
- Artificial implants
Technical textiles consumption under Meditech is estimated at Rs 1,514 crore. Surgical dressing alone accounts for over 50% of the total technical textile consumption across Meditech segment. Surgical sutures account for around 21% of the total Meditech consumption followed by contact lenses and artificial implants with shares of around 12% and 8% respectively in the total consumption.
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Meditech products will prevent hospital acquired infection, cross-infection, and provide savings in overall healthcare costs due to reduced cross-infections. Improved Meditech products will provide comfort and quicker healing.