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Medical Fabrics and Products for the Healthcare Sector

Medical Textiles and Fabrics

Baltex has used its 183 years of experience to develop and supply high performance technical knitted fabrics to the healthcare and medical sectors for the past 10 years.

Baltex technical fabrics are used in a wide range of end products including:

  • Patient "Lifting Slings"
  • Hospital laundry bags
  • Treatment and prevention of pressure sores products
  • Wheelchairs covers and seating
  • Medical mattresses
  • Orthopaedic support bandages and compression therapy goods
  • Wound care dressings

We work closely with our customers and understand their specific requirements. This has lead to a wide range of fabrics with a combination of different parameters such as:

The yarns:

  • Polyester
  • Coolmax®
  • Lycra®
  • Cotton

The structures:

  • 3D XD - Spacer fabrics
  • 4D XD - Spacer fabrics
  • Meshes
  • Plain fabrics
  • Brushed Fabrics

The finishes:

  • Antibacterial / Antimicrobial
  • Flame Retardant
  • Hydrophobic / Hydrophilic see Youtube
  • D2 waterproof and Breathable film

The colours:

  • From Baltex standard range
  • Matched to the customer's own range

In cooperation with the University of Bolton, Baltex has developed Airopress, a novel Single-Layer 3D Knitted Spacer Compression Bandage System intended to replace current multi-level bandage systems.

Airopress excels in its function of providing long-lasting compression without being as bulky, as uncomfortable, and as difficult to apply as other multi-layer bandage systems.

To find out more about Airopress click here.


All aspects of the quality procedure are kept in focus in the supply to our customers: from the technical specifications of the fabrics, to the compliance to our customer's production process and applications.

With this in mind, we ensure that each step of our production is under control and we have full traceability from the start of the process to the delivery to the customer. Looking toward the future, our technical team work closely with our partners to provide developments projects that support the future needs in technical textiles for the Healthcare and Medical sector.

Click to find out more about our Healthcare and Medical range of fabrics or feel free to contact us.

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