This handbook offers basic information on all levels of manufacture and small-scale production of medical and hygiene textiles including gauze, cotton wool, bandages, sanitary towels and nappies. Topics range from processing raw materials to packaging.
“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.