What is the difference between Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond (SMS) and Spunbond Polypropylene (PP) fabric?
Spunbond-Meltblown-Spunbond (SMS) is made from a 3-ply protective fabric that combines strength, fluid resistance with soft, breathable comfort. It is comprised of one layer of meltblown polypropylene bonded between two layers of spunbond polypropylene. It is appropriate for extended wear situations where light to moderate fluid contact is anticipated.
Available in: SafeWear Hipster Jackets & SafeWear High Performance Lab Coats
Spunbond Polypropylene (PP) is a standard fabric for basic protective apparel. It is formed by bonding fibers together to form a single layer of breathable, non-woven based material. The primary advantages are economy and comfort, with light fluid protection.
Available in: SafeWear Form-Fit Isolation Gowns
What is the weight of the SMS fabric used for the SafeWear Hipster Jackets?
The SMS fabric used to make SafeWear Hipster Jackets is 45 g/m2.
Does SafeWear protective apparel meet Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) fluid resistance requirements?
Yes. All SafeWear protective apparel meet Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) fluid resistance requirements.
What is the purpose of an isolation gown?
An isolation gown is intended to protect healthcare personnel and patients from the transfer of micro-organisms and particulate material.
How long is a medical gown effective? When should it be replaced or disposed of?
All Medicom medical gowns are single-use products. That means that gowns should be disposed of and replaced if any type of fluid has soiled it, an object has penetrated the material, or if the gown is ripped, torn or damaged in any way.
Does the fit of an isolation gown matter?
Yes, proper fit of an isolation gown is very important. If a gown is too large; it can pose a tripping hazard for the wearer and expose too much skin around the neck. If it is too small, it will not provide adequate coverage and inhibit the wearer’s movement. A gown that is too small also risks tearing during use and exposing the wearer to harmful contaminants.