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Medical and Hygiene Textiles: Initiatives for Growth

  • ID: 2650098
  • Report
  • July 2013
  • Region: Global
  • 240 Pages
  • International Newsletters Ltd

FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • C.R. Bard
  • DuPont Medical Fabrics
  • Hengan International
  • Libeltex BVBA
  • Procter & Gamble
The Medical and Hygiene sector is an important and constantly evolving area of the technical textiles industry. Information about this market is discrete and difficult to review as a whole. This new report pulls together more than 45 case studies from the principal companies operating in the medical textile and disposable hygiene product sectors and uncovers a variety of changes in the industry's landscape over the past 10 years.

Changes include well-known companies moving away from the medical textiles business altogether. BBA Group plc, for example, formerly a major supplier of nonwovens, divested its materials technology division, which became Fiberweb plc. Meanwhile, other high profile players, such as Cardinal Health, have consolidated their position via acquisitions.

What has not changed is the continuing rising demand from the healthcare market. However, that demand is now coming increasingly from emerging markets, as consumers are able to gain improved access to such products as disposable diapers. At the other end of the spectrum, an ageing population means that demand is growing in certain geographical markets for such products as incontinence pads.

This report includes:

- Up-to date financial, commercial and product information on over 45 principal participants in the industry
- An overview of how companies have weathered the economic crises of the past five years
- The strategies companies have adopted in order to survive in this expanding and competitive market
- The pressures which will be exerted on these companies and the outlook for the future

Significant trends include:

- The importance of the sustainability of resources
- Continuing to extend and consolidate activities in emerging markets
- The constant search for innovations to entice new markets
- Avoidance of wasteful production methods
- Environmental protection issues

WHO SHOULD BUY THIS REPORT:

In a single volume, this publication offers a unique research tool for manufacturers and suppliers of medical textiles and disposable hygiene products, corporate advisors, materials and equipment suppliers, financial analysts and those who need to understand and follow this fast-moving sector.

THE AUTHOR:
Paula Read is an established and respected international journalist with many years’ experience in the technical textiles industry. As well as editing the monthly newsletter Biomedical Materials for over 20 years, Paula’s work has been published in many leading materials publications worldwide.
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FEATURED COMPANIES

  • 3M
  • C.R. Bard
  • DuPont Medical Fabrics
  • Hengan International
  • Libeltex BVBA
  • Procter & Gamble
Introduction
- Overview
- Applications
- Manufacturing processes and materials
- Nonwovens
- Conclusion

3M
- Background
- Product details
- Skin and woundcare products
- Medical tapes and adhesive skin closures
- Infection prevention products
- Research and development
- Litigation
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Ahlstrom Corp
- Background
- Products
- Medical and healthcare
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Divestments
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Avgol Nonwoven Industries Ltd
- Background
- Products
- Sustainability
- Financial performance
- Outlook

B Braun Melsungen AG
- Background
- Products
- Infection control
- Neurosurgery
- Skin and wound management
- Wound closure
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Beiersdorf AG
- Background
- Products
- Research and development
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

BSN medical GmbH
- Background
- Products
- Advanced woundcare
- Compression therapy
- Orthopaedics
- Fracture management
- Physiotherapy and bandages
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Outlook

Buckeye Technologies Inc
- Background
- Products
- Specialty fibres
- Nonwoven materials
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Divestments
- Financial Performance
- Outlook

C R Bard Inc
- Background
- Products
- Medical division
- Pelvic health
- Vascular
- Davol
- Hernia repair
- Oncology
- Product recalls
- Product liability matters
- Earlier settlements
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Research and development
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Cardinal Health Inc
- Background
- Medical products
- Apparel and drapes
- Sterilization wraps
- Surgical gloves
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Coloplast
- Background
- Products
- Ostomy care
- Continence care
- Urology care
- Wound- and skincare
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Litigation
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Consolidated Ecoprogress Technology Inc
- PayChest
- Background
- Products
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

ConvaTec
- Background
- Product details
- Ostomy care
- Wound therapeutics
- Continence and critical care
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Litigation
- Research and development
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Covidien Plc
- Background
- Products
- Research and development
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Sustainability
- Legal Proceedings
- Products Liability Litigation
- Product recalls
- Patent litigation
- Financial Performance
- Outlook

Derma Sciences Inc
- Background
- Products
- Pharmaceutical woundcare
- Advanced woundcare
- Traditional woundcare
- Burn care
- Wound closure strips
- First aid care
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Licensing agreements
- Financial performance
- Outlook

DSG International
- Company structure
- Background
- Products
- DSGT products
- AHP products
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Outlook

DuPont
- Background
- Product details
- Medical Fabrics
- Protective apparel
- Wiping materials
- Performance polymers
- Sustainability
- Research and development
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Litigation
- Financial Performance
- Outlook

Ethicon
- Background
- Products
- Wound closure
- Gynaecology
- Hernia repair
- Biosurgery
- Acquisitions and partnerships
- Divestments
- Litigation
- Financial performance
- Outlook

FiberVisions Corp
- About IVL
- About FiberVisions
- Background
- Products
- Disposable diapers
- Wipes
- Feminine care products
- Sustainability
- Research and development
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Fiberweb Plc
- Background
- Product details
- Research and development
- Sustainability
- Financial performance
- Outlook

First Quality Enterprises
- Background
- Products
- Adult incontinence
- Baby care
- Hygiene
- Nonwovens
- Disposable wipes
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Freudenberg Group
- Background
- Products
- Woundcare
- Hygiene and personal care
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

P. H. Glatfelter
- Background
- Product details
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

W. L. Gore & Associates Inc
- Background
- Product details
- ePTFE
- Medical Products division
- Medical original equipment manufacturer (OEM) products
- Medical fabrics
- Medical membranes
- Venting products
- Filtration products
- Protection products
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Sustainability
- Legal Proceedings
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Hengan International
- Background
- Products
- Sanitary napkins
- Disposable diapers
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Johnson & Johnson
- Background
- Products
- Ethicon
- Consumer division
- Sustainability
- Litigation
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Divestments
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Jacob Holm Industries
- Background
- Products
- Processes
- Spunlace fabrics
- Sustainability
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Kao Corp
- Background
- Products
- Human healthcare
- Consumer products
- Research and development
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Kimberly-Clark Corp
- Background
- Products
- Materials
- Sustainability
- Acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Strategic changes
- Research and Development
- Outlook

Kinetic Concepts Inc
- Background
- Products
- Negative Pressure Therapy
- Platform and VAC Therapy
- Regenerative Medicine
- Allografts
- Xenografts
- Litigation
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Lantor (UK) Ltd
- Background
- Products
- Advanced woundcare products
- Orthopaedic undercast paddings
- Outlook

Libeltex
- Background
- TWE Vliesstoffwerke
- Products
- Hygiene
- Medical
- Sustainability
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Lohmann & Rauscher
- Background
- Products
- Woundcare
- Supports and orthoses
- Operating room
- Dermatology
- Ophthalmology
- Ear, nose and throat
- Hygiene and Nursing
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Mölnlycke Health Care
- Background
- Products
- Woundcare division
- Surgical products division
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Ontex
- Background
- Products
- Feminine care
- Babycare
- Adult incontinence
- Research and development
- Sustainability
- Sourcing raw materials
- Energy consumption/recuperation
- New product design
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Paul Hartmann AG
- Background
- Products
- Wound management
- Incontinence management
- Infection management
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Playtex Products
- Background
- Products
- Feminine care
- Skin care
- Infant care
- Patent protection
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Polymer Group Inc
- Background
- Products
- Hygiene segment
- Healthcare segment
- Wipes segment
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Finacial performance
- Outlook

Procter & Gamble
- Background
- Products
- Healthcare
- Baby care and family care
- P&G Chemicals division
- Sustainability
- Acquisitions and partnerships
- Litigation
- Research and development
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Reckitt Benckiser
- Background
- Products
- Health segment
- Sustainability
- Patnerships and aquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Fem Albaad Rostam Ltd
- Background
- Rostam
- Albaad
- Products
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Sandler AG
- Background
- Expansion
- Latest investment
- Products
- Hygiene
- Technologies
- Composites
- Research and development
- Sustainability
- Financial performance
- Outlook

SCA Hygiene products
- Background
- Products
- Incontinence care
- Baby diapers
- Feminine care
- Consumer tissue
- AFH professional hygiene solutions
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Divestments
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Scapa Group Plc
- Background
- Products
- Advanced woundcare
- Consumer wellness
- Medical devices
- Ostomy care
- Surgical products
- Litigation
- Research and development
- Sustainability
- Acquisitions and partnerships
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Smith & Nephew
- Background
- Products
- Advanced Wound Management
- Litigation
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Synergy Health
- Background
- Products
- Infection prevention and control
- Patient hygiene
- Surgical solutions
- Woundcare
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Unicharm
- Background
- Products
- Baby and child care
- Feminine care
- Healthcare
- Clean & Fresh
- Pet care
- Sustainability
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Vascutek Ltd
- Background
- Products
- Fluoropassivation
- Sealant technology

Weaving technology
- Knitting technology
- Partnerships and acquisitions
- Financial performance
- Outlook

Glossary
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- 3M
- Ahlstrom
- Avgol Nonwoven Industries
- C.R. Bard
- Fiberweb plc
- Beiersdorf
- B. Braun
- BSN Medical
- Buckeye Technologies
- Cardinal Health
- Coloplast
- Consolidated EcoProgress Technology Inc
- ConvaTec Inc
- Covidien plc
- Derma Sciences
- DSG International Ltd
- DuPont Medical Fabrics
- Ethicon
- FiberVisions
- First Quality Enterprises
- Freudenberg
- Glatfelter
- W.L. Gore & Associates
- Paul Hartmann AG
- Hengan International
- Jacob Holm Industries
- Johnson & Johnson
- Kao Corp
- Kimberly-Clark
- Kinetic Concepts
- Lantor
- Libeltex BVBA
- Lohman & Rauscher
- Mölnlycke Health Care
- Ontex
- Playtex Products
- Polymer Group (PGI)
- Procter & Gamble
- Rostam
- Sandler
- SCA Hygiene Products
- Scapa Group
- Smith & Nephew
- Reckitt Benckiser
- Unicharm
- Vascutek
- Vernon-Carus Ltd
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