The National Absorbent Cotton Mills Co. is leading manufacture of surgical dressing in Pakistan, established in the year 1957 in Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan and pioneer in manufacturing of Surgical Dressing in Pakistan. In the year 1957 to install a factory at plot no. A/37, Sindh Industrial Trading Estates Limited (S.I.T.E), Manghopir Road, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, to produce high quality surgical dressings (Sterilized and non-sterilized) conforming to BP, BPC and USP Under the Drug Act 1976 specifications incidences and producing high quality “Absorbent cotton wool, Surgical Gauzes, Surgical Cotton Bandages, Cotton Crepe Bandage, Absorbent Lint, Paraffin Gauze Dressing, Eye Pad, X-Ray Detectable Gauze Sponge etc”.
The National Absorbent Cotton Mill Co. is registered as Drug Manufacture of Surgical Dressing with defunct Ministry of Health Government of Pakistan, now Drug Regulatory Authority of Pakistan (DRAP) under the Drug Act 1976.
The company has been awarded several international awards including the prestigious International Asia Award in both 1983, 1984 and International Trophy for quality1986. Not resting on its laurels, the company has continued to modernize and installed the latest machinery and adopted best-practices in its manufacturing processes.
Today, the company’s White Lily Brand is the most recognized and widely used range of surgical dressings and is used by the premier health institutions of Pakistan, including the Pakistan Defense Forces, Aga Khan University Hospital, Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, Liaquat National Hospital S.I.U.T, Civil Hospital Karachi and available in Local markets, amongst many others.
This has been achieved through strict quality control and the use of the latest techniques in the manufacturing process. The sterilization of products is done by ETO/Gamma irradiation observing the recommended code of practices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of U.S.A.