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Medical Fabrics and Products for the Healthcare Sector

Medical Textiles and Fabrics

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Fabrics are used in the medical sector for a variety of reasons, for everything from patient slings to dressings. Several different physical properties are required and Baltex continues to offer fabrics that boast breathability, flexibility, comfort and waterproofing, among several other features.

Here at Baltex, we have used our 183 years of experience of fabric and material development to bring innovation to the healthcare and medical sectors for the past 10 years. We design and develop high performance technical knitted fabrics to ensure that staff can perform even better at their jobs and that patients get the best possible service.



Baltex is proud to be helping improve the service that patients receive by supplying technical fabrics are used in a wide range of end products, including:

- Medical gown fabric NPD 288

- 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 led to a wide range of fabrics with a combination of different parameters.

- Face masks treated with Viral Off finish

- Surgical drapes

- Medical scrubs treated with Viral Off finish

Yarns and structures

The yarns give us the perfect base for the development of effective materials: 

- Polyester

- Coolmax®

- Lycra®

- Cotton

We offer a variety of structures that allow us to combine several different properties to create truly impressive materials:

- 3D XD - Spacer fabrics

- 4D XD - Spacer fabrics

- Meshes

- Plain fabrics

- Brushed Fabrics

- Laminated gown fabrics with impermeable membrane


Finishes and colours

The finishes we offer let us add more useful properties to the end product: 

- Antibacterial / Antimicrobial

- Anti-Viral - Viral Off

- 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. It also offers greater breathability. We are proud to be offering something that makes application easier for medical professionals and treatment more comfortable for patients.

To find out more about Airopress click here.

Baltex believes strongly in thorough and comprehensive testing and quality control. 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 customers’ 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 development projects that support the future needs in technical textiles for the healthcare and medical sector. We keep in close contact with the sector to keep up to date with the latest needs and requirements when it comes to medical fabrics.  

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