Surgical cotton is also known as absorbent cotton” or “cotton wool”. Surgical/Absorbent cotton is cleared de-oiled and bleached cotton packed in different sizes. Since Surgical/Absorbent cotton is a material which comes in direct contact with the human body, its quality is very important and should satisfy the required pharmaceutical parameters. The fiber of Surgical/Absorbent cotton is very elastic. It consists of 98%-99.5% of cellulose which has a diameter of 16.30 and a length of 12-40 mm.
Today, India produces the widest range of cotton; perhaps no other cotton producing country in the world has this distinction. Progressive increase in health amenities offered by Government and coming up of new hospitals and health care centres in private sector even at small towns are contributing to the growth of absorbent cotton industry.
The demand for absorbent cotton is directly related with the development and expansion of health facilities in the country. The Federal and Regional Governments have given high attention for expansion of health facilities to increase the coverage. Hence, considering the population growth and the high attention given by the Federal and Regional Governments, the demand for absorbent cotton is assumed to grow by 10%, annually. As a whole there is a good scope for new entrepreneur to invest in this business.
Few Indian Major Players are as under:
· Jajoo Surgicals Pvt. Ltd.
· Mohini Fibers Limited
· Pradeep Surgical Dressings Pvt. Ltd.
· Medicare Healthcare Product
· Bafna Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
· BVM Meditech Private Limited
· Patco Exports Pvt. Ltd.
· Spartan Surgicals Pvt. Ltd.
· Sri Sambasiva Cotton Private Limited
· Saket Cottons Private Limited