Magazine December 2012

All the latest information from the textile world

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What do operating gowns, UV-protection clothing, and cushions all have in common?
Perfect seams!

Whether in private homes, surgeries, clinics, hospitals or operating rooms, medical technology applications with seams are an indispensable part of life. They protect against environmental influences and accelerate the healing and regeneration process. Textile products also perform numerous hygiene-related tasks, and not only for babies or people in need of care. Here is an overview of the sheer variety involved.

From absorption bases to electric blankets

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Absorption basesBulletproof jackets
Ankle fixation strapsCherrystone cushion covers
Anti-decubitus insolesCherrystone pillows
Anti-decubitus pillowsCloth diapers
Anti-decubitus underpadsCovers for gymnastic cubes
Anti-embolism stockingsCovers for hot water bottles
Baby Bodies*Covers for massage loungers
Back support beltsCovers for nursing pillows
Back support cushionsCuffs for blood pressure measuring devices
BandagesDiaper changing table covers
Bathing capsEEG measurement caps
BathrobesElastic stockings
BeddingElectric blankets
Bibs for babiesElectrosmog protection clothing
Bibs for those in need of careEye masks
*The "Baby Body" contains special sensors that monitor an infant's breathing, temperature and heartbeat. 

From facemasks to nursing pillows

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Femoral neck fracture protection underwearKnee rollers for doctors' couches
Fire blanketsLaundry collectors
Fire-protection wearMattress covers
First Aid bagsMattresses
Gymnastic ballsMittens (so stop scratiching)
Gymnastic cubesNeck bolsters
Gymnastic matsNeck cushions
Head rollers for doctors' couchesNeurodermatitis clothing
Health shoesNurse's aprons
Heating padsNurse's pants
Hip support underwearNursing pillows
Hospital overallsOperating room armrest covers
Hospital shirtsOperating room caps
Hot water bottlesOperating room gowns
Incontinence matsOperating room leg covers
Incontinence underwearOperating room masks

From operating rooms to wrist straps

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Operating room overshoesSide frame pads for hospital beds
Operating room pinaforesSplints
Operating room shirtsSpreader pants for babies
Operating room table coversStretch-fit bedsheets
Operating room visitor coatsSurgery couch covers
Parademic bagsTampons
Patient positioner coversTextile belts and strips with sensors
Physicians' bagsTextile implants in cardio and ophthalmic surgery
Physicians' casesTextile stents
Physicians' coatsTowels
Physicians' pantsUrine bags
Radiation protective clothingUV-protective clothing
Repositioning aids for those in need of careWash bags
Rotating pillowsWashcloths
Seat coversWedge cushions
Seat cushionsWedge cushions covers
Shower capsWrist fixation straps
Sickness bagsWrist straps

100 possibilities, one partner

It's hard to believe, but every single one of these medical and hygienic articles contains seams that were created using sewing-machine needles by Groz-Beckert. We've mentioned 100 examples here. To ensure that the number will be far higher in the future, Groz-Beckert is engaged in an ongoing and intensive dialog with textile machine builders and textile producers – and we hope that includes you, too! The Technology and Development Center (TEZ) provides the perfect location.

Your contact partners look forward to a discussion with you!