Scrubs, Hospital Attire and Drapes for Sensitive Environments

Madaline® is a new product for sensitive environments, being comfortable, multiple-use and a high-performance fabric. It can be used for scrubs, hospital attire and privacy drapes. Its dense structure of very fine microfilaments creates micro-channels, making it breathable but impervious to microorganisms, thereby Madaline® is an ideal fabric for sensitive health conscious environments. Both comfort and protection are achieved with Madaline®. The fabric is strong, soft and smooth surfaced, breathable, lint-free and low pilling due to its endless microfilaments, micro-channels and nylon content. Madaline® providing comfort by breathing and dissipating moisture vapor rapidly. It also ensures protection as a barrier against the passage of bacteria and other contaminants into the environment. Madaline® filters bacteria at an efficiency of 94.5%. Additionally, being a lint-free and shed-free fabric, no particle contamination of the environment occurs.


Medical use may require the fabric to be repellent and avoid fluid penetration in minor surgery. Madaline® is inherently a barrier against fluids and additional treatment makes Madaline® blood resistant. With Madaline® health care’s technically needs and requirements are realized.


Madaline® is more cost-effective scrub and drape material compared to single-use disposable fabrics because it is a multi-use fabric which can be washed at 95°C and maintains its shape and performance requirements even after multiple washes. Its high multi-directional strength guards against puncture and tear and Madaline® has the flexibility to meet wide a variety of privacy draping needs.


Multiple-use Madaline® is not only more economical but, most importantly, Madaline® has less environmental impact than disposable fabrics. In addition to being reusable and creating less waste, Madaline® is also lint-free therefore, washing Madaline® does not release filament particle residue into the wash-water which invariably enters waterways and eventually the food-chain.


Biomedical textiles in conformance with EN 13795 is a rapidly growing field in the technical textiles market and Madaline® is an excellent material to capture significant shares in this market for scrubs, medical clothing and barrier fabrics segment

Technical Features

BreathableBreathableMicro-channels are created inside Madaline® during the hydro-entanglement of very fine microfilaments. These micro-channels make Madaline® permeable, allowing air and vapor to flow through these micro-channels. While the surface area presented by the very thin microfilaments acts as a barrier to trap particles and liquids, the micro-channel paths allow the fabric to breath.Moisture Management and Fast DryingMoisture Management and Fast DryingUntreated Madaline® absorbs 200% of its own weight in water and, with hydrophilic treatment, absorbency can increase to 500%. This is much greater than the 70% absorbency of traditional textiles.Multi-Directional Tensile StrengthMulti-Directional Tensile StrengthMadaline®, as a light weight fabric, has strong multidirectional tensile and tear strength. Additionally, Madaline® poses multidimensional stability due to its endless microfilaments which when entangled consolidate to form a uniformly stable fabric. These attributes make Madaline® an excellent material for the production of home furnishings, uniforms, outdoor active wear, vehicle interiors, etc.Allergy ReliefAllergy ReliefMadaline® is a high efficiency barrier material against bacteria, micro-organisms and microscopic insects therefore, it offers protection against exposure to allergic substances. Madaline® has ECARF certification for ‘Allergy-Friendly Products and Services.Barrier Against House Dust Mites and High Bacterial Filtration EfficiencyBarrier Against House Dust Mites and High Bacterial Filtration EfficiencyMadaline® is inherently a barrier to the passage of dust mite particles with its intricate entanglement of very fine microfilaments. This web formation blocks mite particles to offer protection to those with mite allergies. Madaline® is also a very efficient filter of microorganisms and bacteria.Cutting, Stitching and Non-Fraying EdgesCutting, Stitching and Non-Fraying EdgesDue to multi-directional strength and endless microfilaments Madaline® is cut without fraying and stitching is secure and long-lasting. Traditional textile converting processes are used to efficiently convert Madaline® into finished products. Products converted from Madaline® have been washed up with no degradation of the stitching nor fraying of the ends or surfaces.WashableWashableMadaline® is suitable for washing at temperatures up to 95oC with no degradation to the fabric’s shape, stitching and texture.Good Thermal InsulationGood Thermal InsulationHeat energy does not migrate efficiently through Madaline® therefore the fabric, although breathable, it has good thermal insulation capability.Skin FriendlySkin FriendlyMadaline® is a performance oriented fabric that protects the skin by blocking bacteria while breathing well to transport away moisture. It is uniformly smooth surfaced, lint-fee and low pilling therefore, there is no abrasive rubbing and discomfort from loose fibers sticking out of the fabric.Cost EffectiveCost EffectiveMadaline is multi-washable but retains its construction, performance and shape over a long lifetime. Treatments such as easy soil release during washing lowers detergent cost and especially, its inherent characteristic to dry quickly reduces energy consumption and saves time.Environmentally FriendlyEnvironmentally FriendlyThe Madaline® production process is environmentally friendly, using recycled water, has negligible C02 emissions, and uses less energy than traditional textiles. Madaline® is performance oriented therefore less fabric is needed to achieve similar performance compared to traditional textiles.

Madaline® fills the gap in textiles with a high performance, multi-use and smart fabric that has reduced environmental impact.