Nonwoven disposable towel have high absorptive capacity and excellent drying ability with minimum of moisture strike- through. Surgeon may have from about 15 to about 30 grams, of water remaining on his hands and arms after the scrubbing operation, this towel has an absorptive capacity of about 4 to about 7grams of water and weights, about 30 grams surgeon’s. The towel is must be demonstrating excellent abrasion resistance, strength, sturdiness and at the same time it must be soft .
There are no standard specifications for producing sanitary towels. A small scale reusable sanitary towels tend to consist of a piece of absorbent cotton fabric. Plain woven cotton or terry cloth is appropriate for reusable sanitary towels where a wrapping absorbent cotton wool with gauze are used to form a pad , and a thin, impermeable layers such as polyurethane, is applied to one side of the cotton wool pad, the pad is then wrapped in a piece of gauze or introduced into a thin , open knitted tube and stitched or knotted at both ends and packaged.