Gown Manufacturing

Protective Gowns

There are various types of protective gowns, worn depending on the level of expected exposure to contamination as well as whether the gown is multi-use or disposable. In the U.S. single-use gowns are most common. These gowns are generally made with spunbond or meltblown nonwovens produced via thermal, chemical, or mechanical bonding. The raw material for this cloth is synthetic, typically polypropylene, polyester, polyethylene, or something similar. Varying the fiber type, bonding process, and fabric finish can change the properties of the material for specific uses. Sometimes these gowns combine nonwovens with plastic film or other materials that provide greater protection from liquids. Reusable gowns can be made from 100% cotton or polyester, as well as cotton/polyester blends. The fabric is tightly woven and then sometimes pressed to improve its liquid resistance