Lints are medicated or unmedicated absorbent surgical dressings. They are made of plain wove absorbent cotton fabrics. The threads in the warp of the lint fabrics are raised to form a nap. They contain not less than 39 threads per inch in the warp and 24 in the weft. 230 to 250 sq. inch superficial area of the lints should weigh about 28.35 g.
The following medicated lints are available:
Boric Acid Lint this contains 3 to 7 percent of boric acid and is tinted with a suitable dye.
Euflavine Lint this type of lint contains about 0.1 percent of euflavine.