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Why choose disposable protective clothing?

06/04/2011

Why choose disposable protective clothing?

The value of disposable clothing is often dismissed in the argument "why buy something that needs to be thrown away when I can wash what I already use?"

Contamination control is now a major concern for most existing and advanced manufacturing technologies.

In hospital, medical, pharmaceutical, research and food industries where control of contamination of the surrounding environment is critical, disposables are widely used.

Hair, sweat, skin flakes, dandruff, clothing threads, dust, bacteria, viruses, pollen, fungi spores, insects, chemicals, water, aerosols and other contaminants are carried into your facility by your workers, products and packaging materials.

Where a physical barrier is required and cleanliness and hygiene is critical, a single use disposable garment may be the solution.

You can feel confident that your employees and guests are all attired in a uniform manner and are protected in the way you require.

Disposables help regulate that your staff are covered in a safe, clean and consistent way.

You can more easily control the disposal and re-issue of fresh garments and not worry about collection, washing and cleanliness of reusable items.

The Pro-Val range of protective clothing provides a cross contamination barrier, protecting people, product and processes. Choose from our extensive range of disposable protective wear.

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Our disposable coveralls include water resistant, waterproof and single layer coveralls for various applications. The sleeve protectors are available in PP (Breathable) or PE (Water Resistant). Both types are HACCP certified, have elastic ends and are available in blue or white. Waterproofsplash gowns provide protection for arms and torso. The shoe and boot covers provide a barrier between footwear and the environment, keep floors clean from contamination.

Pro-Val Disposable Aprons are made from embossed low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and are waterproof and lightweight yet strong. Available in blue or white in a dispenser box, or white only in an extra long hanging dispenser style. All our aprons are HACCP Australia Food Safety Certified.

Pro-Val Hair Caps and Berets are made from lightweight and comfortable polypropylene (PP) and are available in 21inchor 24 inch, crimped or round, and in white, blue, green, red or yellow (24" available in white only). Our Beard Covers are also made from PP, and are available in blue or white and single loopor double loop. Single loop beard covers are designed to accommodate larger beards.

The Pro-Val range of disposable coats include plastic visitor coats for coverage in wet areas, the Maxicoat - an extra long waterproof disposable lab coat, and breathable polypropylene (PP) lab coats available in blue or white and with or without pockets.

The beauty product range all made from soft Polyproylene fabric include bed sheets, pillowcases and modesty wraps.

Protective Wear Fabric Properties

Polypropylene or PP fabric

  • Light weight
  • Maintains shape
  • Soft
  • Breathable
  • Permeable to water
  • Does not fray when cut
  • Cost effective
Effective barrier against:
  • Dirt / Dust
  • Grease and Grime
  • Particulate matter and fibres
  • Insects

SMS Fabric

  • Consists of high filtration Meltblown. Polypropylene layer bonded between two layers of SpunBonded Polypropylene
  • Filters 99.8% of particles of size 0.5-1 micron
  • Good breathability
  • Water resistant
  • Good strength and tear resistance

Effective barrier against:

  • Particulates, such as asbestos
  • Brick and cement dust
  • Aerosol mists
  • Dirt and dust

Polyethylene or PE, LDPE or CPE Fabric

  • Soft and flexible
  • Lint free
  • Gas and aroma barrier
  • Strong for its weight, hard to tear
  • Does not fray when cut

Effective barrier against:

  • Water and dilute chemicals
  • Blood and bodily fluids
  • Grease and oil
  • Dirt / dust / grime
  • Very fine particulate matter and fibres
  • Insects
Microporous PE Laminate Fabric
  • Breathable PE film laminated to SpunBonded Polypropylene inner layer
  • Waterproof and durable
  • Lightweight and comfortable
  • Chemical liquid (EN368) and blood (ASTM F1670) penetration resistance
  • Lint free outer surface

Effective barrier against:

  • Blood and body fluids
  • Liquids
  • Particulates, such as asbestos
  • Aerosol mists
  • Spray painting