Medical Textiles - Opportunity

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  • Biomaterial: Any material which replace the function of living tissues or organs in humans such as synthetic polymers polyester
  • Medical Textiles - Opportunity

    1. 1. MEDICAL TEXTILES OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES AHEAD FOR INDIAN MANUFACTURERS Presentation By: RAHUL BANSAL A.G.M. - MARKETING GINNI NONWOVENS (A Unit of Ginni Filaments Ltd.) 22/07/10
    2. 2. Overview <ul><li>Medical textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Healthcare & Hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Technological Advancements </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities & Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Govt. policy support required </li></ul>22/07/10
    3. 3. Medical Textiles <ul><li>Medical textiles is an emerging sector of technical textiles industry and its growth is fuelled due to constant improvements in healthcare as well as innovations in the textile field. </li></ul><ul><li>The use of textile materials for medical and healthcare products can be classified into following main areas – </li></ul><ul><li>- Barrier material (for infection control) </li></ul><ul><li>- Bandaging & pressure garment </li></ul><ul><li>- Wound care material </li></ul><ul><li>- Hygiene material </li></ul><ul><li>- Implantable material (sutures, art. Joints etc) </li></ul><ul><li>- Extra Corporal devices (like art. Kidney etc) </li></ul>22/07/10
    4. 4. Medical Textiles <ul><li>Requirements of textile material for medical applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Biocompatible </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good resistance to alkalis, acids and micro-organisms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good dimensional stability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Elasticity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free from contamination or impurities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Absorption / Repellency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Air permeability. </li></ul></ul>22/07/10
    5. 5. <ul><li>Includes products like – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Surgical / wound dressings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gowns / drapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diapers / femcare pads / adult incontinence diapers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bedsheets / curtains / Towels / Mitts / Wipes </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Largest segment of Medical Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>One of the fastest growing segment in Textiles </li></ul>Healthcare & Hygiene
    6. 6. <ul><li>In India, traditionally this segment is dominated by Woven Textiles </li></ul><ul><li>Lately, new technology Nonwoven products have provided innovative product options </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons for growth of this segment – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Growing awareness among society for hygiene and safety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Frequent interactions of medical professionals with international medical societies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Availability of new technologically advanced products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical tourism </li></ul></ul>Healthcare & Hygiene
    7. 7. <ul><li>Fabrics with anti-microbial properties </li></ul><ul><li>Fire retardant fabrics </li></ul><ul><li>Nonwoven fabrics – They are engineered fabrics from sheet of fibres, with desired properties (performance characteristics) to suite specific applications; such as – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Very high fluid repellency or absorbency </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Extremely low linting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fast wicking of liquids </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anti-static </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Nonwoven fabrics are providing customized solutions in cost effective manner, and are thus taking important place in meditech worldwide </li></ul>Technological Advancements
    8. 8. <ul><li>With the growing awareness, the world is going for stringent product quality standards. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a need to align Indian standards with these global developments, like – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Barrier efficiency of gowns / drapes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemical & Micro-biological testing for dressings </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There is need to adopt standards for newly developed products, like – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Disposable gowns </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nonwoven dressings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Face masks </li></ul></ul>Advancements in product standards
    9. 9. Opportunities & Challenges ahead <ul><li>Opportunities – </li></ul><ul><li>Consumption is increasing rapidly </li></ul><ul><li>Pvt. Hospital chains are growing </li></ul><ul><li>Doctor/patient awareness for hygiene is increasing </li></ul><ul><li>Medical tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges – </li></ul><ul><li>China has become very strong in most of Healthcare & hygiene products </li></ul><ul><li>There are very few BIS standards in place leading to substandard quality products being used </li></ul><ul><li>Export benefits like DD/DEPB not notified for many products </li></ul>22/07/10
    10. 10. Govt. Policy Support Required 22/07/10 <ul><li>Fast development of BIS standards in lieu with the International standards. Lot of new product standards to be added </li></ul><ul><li>Amendment of Drugs & Cosmetics Act to accommodate new technologies such as nonwoven products </li></ul><ul><li>To promote new technology products, Govt. hospitals to be advised on the advantages of these products and their BIS standards </li></ul>
    11. 11. Govt. Policy Support Required 22/07/10 <ul><li>There is immense potential for exports of medical textile products from India. However, no DEPB / DD rates are declared for most of the products, to cover the local duties paid. Some examples are - </li></ul>EXCISE TARIFF PRODUCTS EXCISE DUTY DEPB DUTY DRAWBACK 3005 1020 ADESIVE DRESSINGS / TAPES 10 % NIL 1% 3005 9040 BANDAGES 10% NIL 1% 3307 1090 WET WIPES / PATIENT MITTS 10% NIL 5%
    12. 12. THANK YOU 22/07/10

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