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

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  • 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. Overview
    • Medical textiles
    • Healthcare & Hygiene
    • Technological Advancements
    • Opportunities & Challenges
    • Govt. policy support required
    22/07/10
  • 3. Medical Textiles
    • 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.
    • The use of textile materials for medical and healthcare products can be classified into following main areas –
    • - Barrier material (for infection control)
    • - Bandaging & pressure garment
    • - Wound care material
    • - Hygiene material
    • - Implantable material (sutures, art. Joints etc)
    • - Extra Corporal devices (like art. Kidney etc)
    22/07/10
  • 4. Medical Textiles
    • Requirements of textile material for medical applications
      • Biocompatible
      • Good resistance to alkalis, acids and micro-organisms
      • Good dimensional stability
      • Elasticity
      • Free from contamination or impurities
      • Absorption / Repellency
      • Air permeability.
    22/07/10
  • 5.
    • Includes products like –
      • Surgical / wound dressings
      • Gowns / drapes
      • Diapers / femcare pads / adult incontinence diapers
      • Bedsheets / curtains / Towels / Mitts / Wipes
    • Largest segment of Medical Textiles
    • One of the fastest growing segment in Textiles
    Healthcare & Hygiene
  • 6.
    • In India, traditionally this segment is dominated by Woven Textiles
    • Lately, new technology Nonwoven products have provided innovative product options
    • Reasons for growth of this segment –
      • Growing awareness among society for hygiene and safety
      • Frequent interactions of medical professionals with international medical societies
      • Availability of new technologically advanced products
      • Medical tourism
    Healthcare & Hygiene
  • 7.
    • Fabrics with anti-microbial properties
    • Fire retardant fabrics
    • Nonwoven fabrics – They are engineered fabrics from sheet of fibres, with desired properties (performance characteristics) to suite specific applications; such as –
      • Very high fluid repellency or absorbency
      • Extremely low linting
      • Fast wicking of liquids
      • Anti-static
    • Nonwoven fabrics are providing customized solutions in cost effective manner, and are thus taking important place in meditech worldwide
    Technological Advancements
  • 8.
    • With the growing awareness, the world is going for stringent product quality standards.
    • There is a need to align Indian standards with these global developments, like –
      • Barrier efficiency of gowns / drapes
      • Chemical & Micro-biological testing for dressings
    • There is need to adopt standards for newly developed products, like –
      • Disposable gowns
      • Nonwoven dressings
      • Face masks
    Advancements in product standards
  • 9. Opportunities & Challenges ahead
    • Opportunities –
    • Consumption is increasing rapidly
    • Pvt. Hospital chains are growing
    • Doctor/patient awareness for hygiene is increasing
    • Medical tourism
    • Challenges –
    • China has become very strong in most of Healthcare & hygiene products
    • There are very few BIS standards in place leading to substandard quality products being used
    • Export benefits like DD/DEPB not notified for many products
    22/07/10
  • 10. Govt. Policy Support Required 22/07/10
    • Fast development of BIS standards in lieu with the International standards. Lot of new product standards to be added
    • Amendment of Drugs & Cosmetics Act to accommodate new technologies such as nonwoven products
    • To promote new technology products, Govt. hospitals to be advised on the advantages of these products and their BIS standards
  • 11. Govt. Policy Support Required 22/07/10
    • 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 -
    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. THANK YOU 22/07/10