Water-soluble laundry bags are designed to help linen handlers economically isolate, transport and disinfect foul and contaminated linen. They eliminate the need for linen handlers to wear protective clothing or equipment and are compliant with CFPP01-04, which replaces HSG (95) 18.
The water-soluble bags are made of a transparent PVA film in natural clear color. They are equipped with cold water soluble pink tie tapes. They dissolve completely during the washing process.
Dissolves in water
The water-soluble laundry bag system enables soiled linen handlers to isolate, transport and clean washable dirty items safely. It also helps minimize contact between staff and soiled linen, thus minimizing the risk of cross-contamination or exposure to waste materials and body fluids.
The bags have a perforated tie and an opaque film with 90% clarity, so the contents can be clearly seen. The ties dissolve in the wash, and the bags can be placed directly into the washing machine. They can also be used as integral liners in collection containers.
The soluble bags are available in hot and cold water options and in two categories – fully soluble bags and soluble stitch seam bags. During the initial cold flush cycle, both types of bags begin to disintegrate, releasing the linen for a hygienic wash. They can then be retrieved from the washing machine, and the bags should be stored over-wrapped at 45degF to 86degF in relative humidity of 20% to 70% for optimum shelf life.
Water soluble bags are an environmentally friendly and sustainable solution to contaminated laundry. They completely disintegrate in the wash, so no plastic materials end up in landfills or oceans. They are also cheap to produce and purchase, making them an economical option for high-volume laundries in hotels, NHS hospitals, care homes, and commercial cleaning facilities.
These bags are made from PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) film, which is a non-toxic, environmentally friendly material that dissolves in water. They are ideal for storing soiled linen and clothing, and they can be used in hospital laundry rooms to minimize the spread of viruses, bacteria, and contaminants between laundries and healthcare departments.
They also help to reduce the risk of infection for laundry staff. By containing infected textiles, they prevent them from coming into contact with each other during the wash process and eliminate the need to touch them. This is especially important for hospitals, where patients are often at risk of infections from airborne bacteria, infectious body fluids, and blood-borne pathogens.
Water soluble bags are an inexpensive and effective way to isolate and transport contaminated bed linen from the patient room to the laundry. The bags dissolve during the wash cycle, eliminating the need for staff to handle the contaminated items directly and reducing the risk of contamination.
The bags are manufactured from transparent 25 microns thick PVA film. This non-toxic, environmentally friendly biodegradable material dissolves in hot or cold water. They are ideal for hospitals, remote portable makeshift hospitals, doctor offices, clinics, hotels, and homeless warming shelters.
Use the attached color-coded tie to close the bag and prevent contamination during transportation. Expel as much air as possible before closing the bag to reduce trapped air content. Once sealed, the bags go straight into commercial washing machines without pre-sorting. This saves time, money, and space and protects workers from exposure to contaminants. This also helps to maintain compliance with hospital infection prevention guidelines.
These hygienic laundry bags provide a safe and hygienic storage facility for soiled linen and clothing prior to washing. They can be sealed and then placed directly into a commercial washing machine without any direct contact with the clothes or linen inside. This eliminates the risk of infection to staff and ensures that infected clothing and linen are not washed with clean laundry.
These dissolving laundry bags are ideal for NHS and care institution laundries. They are strong and durable, with a choice of hot or cold water-soluble bags, with soluble ties for easy opening and closure. They can be used to isolate soiled linen before washing, and they make it much easier for healthcare workers to handle contaminated items.
They can be used throughout the wash cycle, and they can be easily emptied into a general waste bag after use. They can also be stored in a laundry room or a hospital storeroom for long periods of time.