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Our Solutions for the Medical Industry

Synthetic mesh for inguinal hernia repair.

The medical industry is constantly evolving. At Apex Mills, we’re committed to helping its businesses and organizations remain competitive with premium textiles. We’re a high-performance American textile manufacturer with decades of experience creating custom fabrics with an application-driven design approach. We’re committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible, leveraging high-quality materials to deliver products that drive the healthcare sector forward.



Illustration: Retrieval net used to remove foreign objects during endoscopic surgery.*

The Role of Apex Mills in Medical Textile Innovation

Our team approaches every design with application in mind. Our textile specialists will visit your location to learn more about your demands and goals. We’ll then begin the design and production, leveraging our in-depth knowledge and up-close understanding to develop healthcare textiles that meet your objectives.

At Apex Mills, we engineer textiles that fulfill a specific purpose, from stopping bleeding to reducing swelling. We’ve worked closely with businesses throughout countless industries, allowing our team to learn how to manipulate fabric thickness, spacing, and shape to meet your needs. A sampling of our medical applications includes wound care, compression, post-surgical garments, prosthetics, patient slings, orthopedic braces, and hospital curtains.


Key Features of Apex Mills’ Medical Textiles

We operate out of two state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in the U.S.A. with a total of 400,000 square feet of space. Our textile specialists use cutting-edge equipment to manufacture fabrics customized to our clients’ specifications. These textiles include:

  • 3D spacer fabrics
  • Solid tricot knits
  • Circular knits
  • Mesh and netting
  • Elastomerics

At Apex Mills, our work doesn’t stop once the fabric rolls off the knitting machine. We take it one step further with a high-quality finishing workflow to expand the properties of our fabrics. This finishing process is critical for creating a personalized product and satisfying application- specific needs. We have years of experience delivering textiles with the following characteristics:

  • Anti-abrasion
  • Orthopedic fabrics
  • Antimicrobial
  • Fire retardant
  • Color fading resistance
  • Moisture management
  • Elastic stretch, and recovery

Apex Mills’ Expertise and Trustworthiness

Apex Mills is an American-based company with over eight decades of experience working with Fortune 500 businesses, government agencies and organizations of sizes. Through their trust and our expertise, we’ve become one of the industry’s foremost textile manufacturers. Our team creates textiles in hundreds of styles, and we are ready to build a product that satisfies your needs.

Specialized Textile Solutions for Medical Applications

Apex Mills produces a range of textile solutions for the medical industry, where high-quality fabrics are essential to accomplish critical daily tasks.

Antimicrobial Fabrics

Clothing, linens and other porous materials are breeding grounds for dangerous pathogens. Antimicrobial fabrics offer protection against microorganisms like bacteria, mold and mildew — they function similarly to soaps and sanitizers by attacking microorganisms on a cellular level to prevent transmission. Textiles are treated to achieve antimicrobial characteristics while adhering to FDA requirements to be nontoxic and safe for use.

These specially treated textiles are widely used throughout medical settings to create a more sanitary and protected environment. You’ll often see these fabrics used as mattress covers, wound dressings, clothes and hospital curtains to decrease the risk of disease transmission.

Apex Mills is an experienced manufacturer of antimicrobial mesh, tricot, 3D spacer, and elastic fabrics designed with high-quality finishes to reduce odors and bacteria growth. We’ll work closely with your team to understand your fabric-related needs and design a solution that supports your objectives while aligning with FDA, EPA and other guidelines.

Compression and Elastic Fabrics

Elastic and compression fabrics are similar, allowing products to easily stretch and return to their original shape without deformation. These fabrics contain elastomeric materials with highly flexible properties for applications requiring comfortability, form and pliability. They undergo complex production procedures where fibers are rolled in yarn before knitting. They are then refined through dyeing and finishing to obtain a desired appearance and gain additional properties, like anti-abrasion. These textiles are often created from elastomers including spandex, neoprene and silicone.

Compression fabrics are often used as post-surgical garments, commonly worn on patients’ arms and legs. These products provide substantial pressure on the body part to achieve specific goals, such as swelling reduction.

Other goods constructed with elastomers include:

  • Surgical tubing
  • Adhesives
  • Bandages
  • Prostheses
  • Bindings
  • Braces

Contact Apex Mills for Your Medical Textile Needs

Many organizations within the medical industry depend on Apex Mills for premium textile products. Our fabric specialists are committed to delivering results you can depend on. If you’re ready to get started, you can contact our team online to learn more about our solutions for the medical industry.




* Clinical Experiences and Selection of Accessory Devices for Pediatric Endoscopic Foreign Body Removal: A Retrospective Multicenter Study in Korea. Yeoun Joo Lee, Kie Young Park, Ji Sook Park, Jae Hong Park, Take Jin Lim, Jun-Pyo Myong, Jae Hun Chung, and Ji-Hyun Seo. https://bit.ly/49kErBq


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