PPE

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Organisations can protect their staff, clients/patients AND the environment by using PPE made from Hydropol™.  Pathogen dwell time is less on items made from Hydropol™ compared to standard items made from PE material.

Using Hydropol™ aprons, gloves, laundry bags and infection control bags reduces the risk of pathogen cross-contamination; increasing safety for staff and those they come in contact with as well as decreasing single-use plastic pollution.

Please note that we are supporting customers in the development of many other applications; do ask for details if the item you are looking for is not shown below!

Gloves

Fully-dissolvable gloves made from Hydropol™ are designed for single-use applications without negative environmental impact. Touchscreen compatible and Atex compliant, they are ideal for use anyone involved in retail, hotel front of house, housekeeping, F&B departments, dry food preparation as well as use on fuel forecourts.Gloves made from Hydropol are also breathable meaning that they allow moisture to pass through (reducing sweat) whilst giving infection protection.

Aprons

These hot water soluble aprons are clear to allow uniforms and name badges to be easily visible. They are anti-static and have excellent barrier properties against oxygen, solvent, petrochemical, grease and oil. Fully dissolving in hot water, they prevent potentially contaminated polyethylene from landfill/incineration. They are ideal for front of house and retail staff, F&B teams, therapists and other applications where single-use aprons are required to be worn.

Laundry bags

Collect bedroom and F&B linen, towels, staff uniforms plus Hydropol aprons and gloves into the laundry bag and seal with the tie provided. Place bag directory into the industrial washing machines either on-site or at your commercial laundering service. The bag (plus any Hydropol gloves and aprons inside) completely dissolves on an 80C/176F wash cycle, leaving just clean laundry and no residue in the machine.

Infection control bags

Hydropol™ allows manufacturers of infection control bags to make a high-performance, water-soluble bag to assist with the fight against COVID19. Both industrial and domestic grades dissolves completely in washing machines, reducing handling and the risk of cross-contamination.

Organisations using PPE made from Hydropol

Retailers

Since they already use garment bags made from Hydropol, it was a natural choice for retailer, Finisterre to continue their commitment to avoiding plastic pollution by using PPE gloves made from the same material. They are used by their teams in all of their retail stores and their UK warehouse.

Global hotel chains

Laundry bags made from Hydropol are used globally by a number of hotel chains including the Holiday Inn. They reduce cross-contamination risks to both housekeeping and laundry teams. Being fully dissolvable also means there is no residue to remove from either linen or machines before drying.

Frontline workers

Healthcare and frontline workers in the UK are using domestic-grade laundry control bags to safely bag up their uniform to take home for washing. Police, nurses, carers, teachers and other key workers share that by using Hydropol laundry bags means they feel confident that they are not putting their loved ones at risk,

Commercial laundries

Infection control bags made from Hydropol - including UK 'red' bags - are used by internal and commercial laundries serving hospital and healthcare institutions. Strong and puncture resistant, with excellent barrier properties used, soiled and potentially infectious linen can be laundered safely.

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