gauzeThe Persian word kaž or gaz derived from classical Arabic qazz or hazz, the etymological antecedent of the term gauze. This concept is used in our idiom to allude to a fine, light fabric, which can be made with thread or silk.

Gauze can be said to be a kind of mesh which is made up of a certain number of threads. Depending on the number of threads, the gauze will have more or less quality. The threads, in turn, can have different characteristics.

In the textile industry, gauze is used for manufacture of various types of garments, and even scarves, tablecloths and curtains. It is a light and delicate fabric, widely used to create summer clothes (pants, skirts, skirts, tunics, etc.).

Gauze is also very important in the field of medicine and the infirmary. It is an essential element in first aid since it is used for cover the wounds.

These gauze pads are sterilized or impregnated with some type of substance that has therapeutic action. A common procedure to prevent infections consists of washing and disinfecting a wound and then covering it with gauze. In addition, a dressing or bandage is usually placed on said gauze.

This use of gauze in the medicinal field is explained from the absorption capacity of the fabric, which also does not stick to the wound. In this way it is possible to protect the wounds in a simple way, contributing to the healing without risks.

With this objective, that is, to protect wounds against potential infections, the most used material since the creation of gauze has always been the cotton. Two products that can be created with gauze to cover an injured area are compress and the bandage.

A compress is understood to be a thin cloth of cloth or gauze that is folded more than once until a strip is formed. Its use is focused on the containment of hemorrhages, the application of heat in an area with muscular problems and the protection of wounds. It is also used as a supplement when spreading certain medications on the skin.

Another use of the compress is exclusive to women, since it involves the absorption of menstrual flow, the bleeding that takes place every time an unfertilized egg is expelled from the ovary. In this case, the product is called towel sanitary.

gauzeThe term bandage, on the other hand, is defined as a series of pieces of wool or linen that are joined and placed on the body as part of various procedures of first aid. The bandage is used to cover a part of the body that has been injured; usually it needs to be kept on for a few days until the problem is solved.

Depending on the structure of the chiffon thread, we can distinguish the following four types:

* monofilament: it is the most used worldwide and is characterized by the uniformity it provides to the print;

* multifilament: it is a braiding of threads in which each of the braids acts as a thread of the previous type of gauze. It is used in large print runs and its rugosity is considerable. Although its price is much higher than that of monofilament gauze, it has the disadvantage that one of its threads can break and block the screen;

* taffeta: it is woven on both sides with a transversal thread that is cut before passing through the warp to have the exact measurement;

* twill: This fabric can be made by knitting twice below and once above or twice on each side.