Textile experts evaluated the importance of medical textile during the pandemic

10 / 12 / 2020

The Innovative Research and Production Center of the Textile Industry, the Russian Quality System, the ProKachestvo business portal and EXPOCENTRE AO organised the online Panel on Innovative Textile Materials in Medicine, as part of the online programme of Russian Health Care Week 2020.

The event was moderated by Development Director of the Innovative Research and Production Center of the Textile Industry Konstantin Bandorin and Expert of the All-Russia People's Front, Chair of the Board of the Council of Mothers Russian Public Organisation, President of the Association of Manufacturers and Consumers of Goods and Services for Children Parents Choice Tatiana Butskaya.

According to Konstantin Bandorin, medical textile is a large segment of the textile and garment industry, which becomes especially important during the pandemic. These are masks, napkins, sheets, fillers, protective clothing, orthopedic products, and much more. 

According to researcher at the Innovative Research and Production Center of the Textile Industry Elena Zhiganova, the center and Russian textile research enterprises developed production technologies and tested prototypes of textile materials for medical purposes with prolonged bioactive properties.

She also noted that in view of the deteriorating ecological situation and virus attacks, antibacterial properties of textile materials and products were especially important. It is done by spraying them with antimicrobial preparations or using antimicrobial fibers and threads. Biochemical technologies for high quality finishing of textile materials based on the use of Russian made preparations have already been developed. One of them is the application of silver nanoparticles by impregnation and sputtering. The possibilities of application of fibers with bioactive additives are under development.

General Director of Colornile Aleksandr Muravlev talked about production of a new antibacterial fabric from microfiber air-textured yarns produced using an innovative technology. Today, this type of fabric is recommended for use in the production of reusable protective clothing for workers at risk of Covid-19. 

Deputy General Director of the Russian National Institute for Research, Development and Testing of Medical Equipment Olga Tarasenko drew special attention of manufacturers to the requirements that medical devices must meet in order to obtain registration certificates. 

Other participants, who shared the information about their new developments and types of textile medical products as well as their experience in working under the pandemic conditions, were Chair of the Board of Directors of CosmoTex Group Andrey Lashkarev, Director General of Stellini.ru Anzor Boriev, Director of the Shuysko-Tezinskaya Factory Tezinka Natalia Muratova, and others. 

See the schedule of online events of Russian Health Care Week at https://www.zdravo-expo.ru/ru/events/  

Press Service, EXPOCENTRE AO