Laundry Bags

Reduce the physical handling of laundry with hot water soluble bags that leave no trace

Why use hot water soluble Hydropol for laundry bags?

Excellent barrier properties, strong and hot water soluble

Laundry can be processed safely, quickly and efficiently with less handling. Removes the need to open or empty bags before washing. Strong with excellent barrier properties against oxygen, solvent, petrochemical, grease and oil.

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Hot water soluble bag, strong and marine-safe

Designed to be hot water soluble, non-toxic and marine safe, the whole bag dissolves at ≥70 degrees C leaving no residue on linen or machine. Bags are strong enough to take damp or wet garments/laundry. without double-bagging.

Aquapak Laundry Bags Key Facts

Transparent & dissolvable to streamline processes

Excellent transparency for easy identification of contents. The whole bag dissolves in hot wash without residue to clean from machine. Reduced machine breakdown and maintenance as no plastic residue left in the machine.

Aquapak Laundry Bags Key Facts

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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What our partners have to say:

“This (Hydropol™) bag is much easier to open up, has no odor when I opened the bag unlike my current bags that have a vinegar smell and super annoying to try and separate from itself.”
Nurse, Trinity Healthcare, Massachusetts, USA

“They did exactly what they’re supposed to do at 140 degrees (Fahrenheit), disappeared and passed the test!”
District Manager, Crown Uniform & Linen Service, CT, USA

Trinity Health Care Case Study

“Hot water soluble Hydropol bags save over 20,000 bags of linen from incineration and minimise the risk of New South Wales healthcare team being exposed to contaminated linen” David Beaver, Director DB Packaging

Case study: Solving laundry’s plastic pollution problem:

The majority of 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 was working with New South Wales Healthcare to develop an “eco” laundry bag 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.

Watch this video to see how NSW Healthshare Linen Services use their laundry bags made from Hydropol™.


Want to find out more?

Download our Key benefit summary:

Aquapak Laundry Bags Key Facts

Further information

Full technical information about Hydropol™

Go to Hydropol technical information

Laundry bag specification: please check back as this will be available to download very soon!

Safety of Hydropol: Here is a study demonstrating the safety of Hydropol laundry bags in effluent streams via their biodegradation and ecotoxicity:

Study of Hydropol Laundry Bags in Effluent Streams


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