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50 years on, and amid a viral pandemic, the topic of self-cleaning and hydrophobic materials has re-entered the mainstream with a vengeance.
Hydrophobic textiles or water-resistant textiles?
Hydrophobicity is not a new concept, but its applications certainly are, and especially in the medical field.
Materials in medicine are often disinfected with harsh chemicals or microbicides. The problem here is that microbes evolve resistances to these substances, quickly reducing their effectiveness.
Consistent over-application of these substances also leads to the evolution of so-called “superbugs”, such as MRSA, which are completely unaffected by common microbicides and therefore pose a serious threat of... (More)
The global antimicrobial medical textiles market is expected to reach USD 799.7 million by 2024, according to a new report by Grand View Research, Inc. (prnewswire.com)
Antimicrobial medical textiles demand from healthcare and hygiene products accounted for the largest market share of about 40% in 2015. (prnewswire.com)
The global antimicrobial medical textiles market is being dominated by a limited number of big multinational companies that possess the caliber of bringing innovations to the global market. (prnewswire.com)
Furthermore, rising standards of living, coupled with increasing disposable income and health consciousness, are expected to boost demand for antimicrobial medical textiles globally. (grandviewresearch.com)... (More)
The global Antimicrobial Textile market value was estimated at 9.5 (USD Billion) in 2019 and is projected to hit 12.8 (USD Billion) by 2025 growing at a CAGR of nearly 5.4% during the period from 2019 to 2025.
- High demand from the wound care market, which comprises products such as non-implantable goods and healthcare & hygiene products can stimulate market growth.
- The increasing number of hospitals and government initiatives aimed at creating awareness about first-aid kits are expected to augment the demand for these products over the forecast period.
- The increasing penetration of antimicrobial textiles in the global textile... (More)