Eastex Products Introduces Waterproof, Breathable Medical Fabrics

Holbrook, Mass.-based Eastex Products Inc. — a supplier of textile products and solutions for
healthcare and other markets — has introduced a line of waterproof, breathable fabrics for original
equipment and contract manufacturers of healthcare products such as wheelchair cushions, mattresses
and orthopedic braces.

Eastex Medical Fabrics are made of 100-percent polyester or polyester/nylon blends; are
offered in several stretch and non-stretch versions; and may be customized with antimicrobial,
flame-retardant and other coatings to meet product specifications. Thickness, weight, tensile
strength, tear strength and other properties will differ depending on customization. The fabrics
are airtight, making them suitable for manufacturing inflatable products, and may be sewn and then
welded using sonic or radio frequency techniques. 

March 8, 2011