Bags for Infection Control and to handle Cytotoxic Laundry

Minimise contamination exposure with strong, easy to use hot water soluble bags

Why use Hydropol for infection control and cytotoxic laundry?

Minimise exposure to contamination as no debagging needed

Minimises contamination exposure risk as closed bags are put directly into washing machines. No need to split open or de-bag. Excellent oxygen, solvent, petrochemical, grease and oil barrier.

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Hot water soluble bag suitable for wet/damp linen

Designed to be hot water soluble at ≥70 degrees C bags can take damp or wet garments/laundry. The whole bag dissolves leaving no residue on linen or machine. Non-toxic and marine safe.

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Transparent, single bagging to easily view contents

No double-bagging required thanks to bag strength. Excellent transparency with over 90% transmission rate when tested to ASTMD1003 verified to ISO 14782.

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Interested in leaving no trace?

Manufacturers: we supply you with Hydropol™ pellets and provide all the technical transfer you need to quickly start production of hot water soluble infection control bags.

Distributors: we can help your manufacturing suppliers to be able to start making infection control bags from Hydropol™ as quickly as possible and/or connect you with our partners who are already making bags to increase your supply.

Hospital/Healthcare/Hotel Users: we can provide samples to trial and can connect you with our partners who have supply and/or work with your suppliers to start making infection control bags from Hydropol™.

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Case study: Minimising contamination risk for laundry staff

The majority of cytotoxic laundry bags used in hospitals, hotels and hospitality are made from single-use, non-biodegradable plastic which requires comprehensive waste management.

All single-use plastic laundry bags can be replaced with ‘leave no trace’ versions made from Hydropol™ which is an environmentally safe plastic that is biodegradable, water-soluble and marine-safe and made using Aquapak’s patent-protected technology.

Aquapak was approached by DB Packaging who is an eco packaging supplier, delivering innovative and environmentally sustainable packaging solutions across Australia and New Zealand. Supplying laundry bags to hotels, hospitals and care homes, they wanted an eco version for NSW Healthcare that would:

  • retain the strength, puncture resistance, barrier properties and durability of traditional laundry bags
  • reduce the requirement for incineration and therefore increase the reuse of bed linen
  • remove the process of removing laundry from bags before washing
  • negate the occupational health and safety risks when there is heavily soiled, infectious or cytotoxic contents.

The hot water soluble cytotoxic laundry bags made from Hydropol™ minimise the risk of New South Wales healthcare team being exposed to contaminated linen whilst saving over 20,000 bags of linen from incineration.

Watch the DB Packaging video to see how NSW Healthshare Linen Services use their infection control (cytotoxic) laundry bags made from Hydropol™.

What our partners have to say:

“I have been privileged to partner with Aquapak on this journey to bring Hydropol™ to the Australian and New Zealand market. Hydropol™ is already changing the medical arena and will continue change how we handle our waste. The consumer can use Hydropol™ to eliminate their waste. There are many applications for this material but the real winner is the Environment, as the material is water soluble, non-toxic and marine safe.” David Beaver, Director DB Packaging

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