Gauzes are usually absorbent dressings principally made from cotton fabrics. They can be either medicated or unmedicated. Medicated gauzes and also other medicated dressings are prepared by immersing the fabric in a solution of the medicament and drying off...
Source: Nylon is a synthetic fibre, chemically synthesised by polymerisation from long-chain adipic acid and hexamethylenediamine. The polycondensation product in molten condition is pumped through a spinning machine and the resultant filaments are cold-drawn to increase their length. Description: Nylon fibres are...
Biological source: Silk consists of a fibre prepared from the filaments of the cocoons spun by the larvae of Bombyx mori Linn. (Family Bombycidae), the mulberry silkworm, and those of other species of Bombyx and of various species of Antheraea...
Synonyms: Animal Wool, Sheep's Wool Biological source: Wool consists of the hairs of the fleece of the sheep, Ovis aries Linn., family Bovideae. Geographical source: Wool is produced and exported by the U.S.A., Australia, Argentina, Russia and the British Isles. Preparation of wool: The hairs...
Synonym: Calcium Alginate fibres Source and preparation: Alginate fibres of surgical dressings are represented by the Calcium alginate fibres, which are prepared from solutions of sodium alginate and calcium chloride. A spinning process similar to that for viscose rayon is used for...
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