Manufacturer of water-soluble bags in custom sizes. Products are used to isolate, store & transport soiled laundry, uniforms & bed linens. Customers include healthcare & hazardous waste facilities, laundries, hospitals, prisons, nursing homes & hotels.
These hygienic and environmentally-friendly bags conceal contaminated laundry and safely dissolve in hot or cold water. They feature tie-tape closures and are available in a clear material to help users identify their contents.
1. Choose the Right Material
Soluble laundry bags offer a convenient wash solution to contaminated items, helping to minimize the need for operatives to touch contaminated bedding, towels, and garments. They also help to reduce the plastic waste output of organizations with bulk wash requirements, whilst reducing dependence on single-use plastic bags.
These bags are made of a unique polymer called Hydropol, which is based on polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH). This innovative material is completely plastic-free and oil-free and will dissolve in contact with water. This helps to minimize the risk of infection and ensures that the bag does not leak.
In addition, these bags are odorless and do not leave any residues in the washing machine or on the clothing or linens. This makes them the perfect choice for a wide range of industries, including textiles and manufacturing.
2. Make the Bags Flexible
Manufacturer of water-soluble bags used to isolate, store, transport and clean soiled laundry. Bags provide a hygienic and environmentally-friendly solution that eliminates contact between staff members and contaminated garments. They dissolve in hot or cold water and are resistant to most organic solvents, fats, oils and gases. Customers include healthcare and hazardous waste facilities, laundries, hotels and nursing homes.
The company offers products such as its Leave No Trace garment bag, which replaces single-use plastic bags in hospitals and other commercial laundry services. This type of bag is made from a new biodegradable material called Hydropol, which is said to offer incredible clarity and excellent barrier properties while remaining fully recyclable. It is also said to be more cost-effective and environmentally friendly than traditional polyethylene plastics.
3. Put the Laundry in the Bag
Water-soluble bags conceal contaminated laundry and protect workers from contamination. They are used in hospitals, nursing homes, and other medical facilities to minimize contact between staff and soiled linen. These bags are hygienic, environmentally friendly, and safe to handle, making them a popular choice for medical facilities.
Store bags sealed within their over-wrap until ready to use. They should be stored at 45-86F and in 20% to 70% RH for optimum shelf life. They should be handled with dry hands only.
When it’s time to wash the laundry, the bag is closed and placed in a washing machine. The bag will dissolve in a hot water temperature of 140F or higher. This helps prevent contamination from blood borne pathogens, MRSA, and pests like bed bugs.
4. Make the Bags Easy to Open
For this reason, the bags must be easy to open. This way, they will be more useful to the people who use them.
This is especially true when they are used to hold chemicals that are hazardous for workers to touch directly. For example, in the agriculture industry, water-soluble packaging can be used to cover toxic fertilizers so that farmers can handle them without touching them.
Water soluble bags eliminate the need for human contact with dry chemical powders, agrochemicals, and medical applications. They feature heat seal coating and are available in three standard sizes. In addition, they are eco-friendly and hygienic. They also offer a secure, tamper-proof closure and are made of 2.75 mil PVA material. They are also biodegradable and free of plastic residue.
5. Make the Bags Easy to Clean
To keep your bags smelling fresh, you can use a mixture of warm water and soap. Just submerge a cloth or sponge in your cleaning solution and then gently wipe down the bag inside and out. This will also help get rid of any odors that may be lingering.
Hospitals can use water-soluble laundry bags to store soiled linens until they are ready to be laundered. This helps eliminate the need for staff to handle dirty laundry directly, which reduces the risk of contamination.
These bags dissolve completely in hot or cold wash water and are environmentally sustainable. They are heat-sealed and printable, which makes them suitable for medical and agro-chemical applications. They are also available in several stock sizes and have a 0.8 mil thickness.