A full line of fabrics for OEMs and contract manufacturers of healthcare products such as wheelchair cushions, mattresses, and orthopedic braces has been introduced by Eastex Products Inc. of Holbook, Mass. Eastex medical fabrics include 100 percent polyester and polyester-nylon blends offered in several stretch and nonstretch constructions, with different coatings to match specific product requirements. Fluid-proof, breathable, antimicrobial, flame-retardant, and air-tight for manufacturing inflatable products, the healthcare fabrics can be sewn and sonic- or RF-welded.
Supplied in 54 to 60 inch rolls, Eastex medical fabrics are offered in standard black and light and dark colors; with custom color matching optional. Total thickness, weight, tensile and tear strength and other properties vary with each version, including 2 or 4-way stretchability. An antimicrobial bedbug-resistant fabric for mattresses is also available. Free evaluation samples and price quotations are available upon request.