Healthcare Innovation Lab


Advanced SMS/Polypropylene

Fabric is created by integrating the processes of spunbond and two or more layers of fabric created via meltblown technologies. Spunbond processing is the extrusion of filaments onto a belt whereas meltblown fabrics are created via the injection of high velocity air while fibers form polymers.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Very soft
  • Ultra high barrier
  • Alcohol repellency and Anti-static
  • Gowns
  • Drapes
  • Backtable covers
  • Rolling stand covers
  • Bed sheets
  • Modesty & isolation gowns
  • Wraps
  • Overwraps
  • CSR wrap
  • Leggings
  • Facemasks
  • Scrub suits
  • Shoe covers
  • Lab jackets

Chemical Bond

Clarded webs are transitioned into substrates with integrity via the means of chemical adhesives.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good strength
  • Low bulk
  • Texture
  • Print patterns
  • Low lint
  • Good absorbency
  • High wash resistance
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Advanced keybak© technology
  • Apertures
  • Print images
  • Brand imaging
  • Gown reinforcement
  • Head covers
  • Drapes
  • Absorbent patches
  • Tape backing

Apertured film

Thin porous mesh structures are created that are liquid permeable.

Benefits of Technology
  • Clean/dry properties
  • High opacity
  • Smoothness
  • Softness
  • Wound release
  • Conformability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Unique comfort silk
  • Very soft
  • Fast strike through
  • Good wet back
  • Unique images with different aperture sizes
  • Multi-layers of polyethylene, EVA, co-extrusion
  • Transdermal


A PGI-Patented advancement of the hydroentanglement process that produces nonwovens with unique textile-like properties.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Excellent bulk
  • Unique appearance
  • Good durability
  • Brand imaging with names and designs
  • Excellent dimensionality
  • Blankets
  • Wound care
  • Tape backing
  • Wipes

Thru-air bond

Heated circulated air is passed through webs of bi or tri-component fibers causing the fibers to bond together to create a fabric.

Benefits of Technology
  • Very High bulk
  • Excellent softness
  • Excellent rewet
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Controlled pore size for filtration
  • Layered structures
  • Bi-component structures
  • Medical Fluid Filtration
  • Face masks

Spunbond Polypropylene/PET

Spunbond fabrics are the result of a deposition of extruding spun filaments onto a collecting belt in a uniform manner followed by the bonding of the fibers. The bonding process my generate plain or very specific designs.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good strength
  • Excellent tear
  • Binder-free
  • Lint free
  • Fair hand
  • Good durability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Extremely soft
  • Zone coting
  • Balanced machine direction and cross direction ratios
  • Polyethylene capability
  • Drapes
  • Scrub Suits
  • Isolation gowns
  • Headware
  • Leggings
  • Face masks
  • Shoe Covers
  • Lab Jackets

Spunlace-hydro Entanglement

These fabrics are the results of employing rows of high pressure jets of water to further entangle webs of loose fibers on moving perforated screens or belts.

Benefits of Technology
  • Good bulk
  • High absorbency
  • Excellent strengths
  • High tear strength
  • Binder-free or low binder content
  • Good hand
  • Very low lint
  • Excellent durability
Special Benefits from PGI
  • Sustainable fibers (PLA, bamboo, jute)
  • Width from 2 – 4.5 meters
  • In-line finishing and printing
  • Gowns
  • Drapes
  • Wound care
  • Gauze
  • Backtable covers
  • Wipes
  • Towels

Advanced Composites

Layers of nonwovens and film substrates are adhered together via ultra-sonics, chemical bonding or by extrusion.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Extrusion and ultra-sonic bonding from 2 – 5 layers
  • Film coated products for high-barrier gowns and drapes
  • Rolling stand cover
  • Backstand covers
  • Anesthesia screens
  • Anti-slip shoe covers


Fabric created by a highly efficient manufacturing process that incorporates continuous filament with hydro-entanglement.

Special Benefits from PGI
  • Special benefits from PGI
  • Fabric design
  • High strength to weight ratios
  • Cost effective raw materials
  • High absorbency by weight
  • Three-dimensional structures
  • Low elongation
  • Design freedom

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