Preventing the spread of germs in healthcare facilities can be a question of live or death, especially for people with a weak immune system, i.e. after surgery. Effective protective clothing disallows bacteria and viruses to be transmitted among patients and medics. To meet the highest safety standards, most of it consist of sophisticated composites of plastics.
People in healthcare and nursing facilities are facing a higher-than-normal risk of being infected by bacteria and viruses, whether they are medics or patients. Therefore, the use of protective wear in all healthcare facilities is necessary, especially in sensitive areas like operating rooms or when it comes to the treatment of patients with highly infective diseases.
Safety regulations vs. wearability
Due to its extraordinary properties, plastics or composites of materials are a key component of any protective clothing, whether it is an over-all, gloves or a respiratory mask. On one hand, protective wear must offer an effective barrier against bacteria and viruses and fulfil demanding safety regulations. On the other hand, it should provide at least a certain degree of wearability allowing medical personnel to do a highly demanding job without interference. From all existing materials, today only plastics can give you the perfect solution.
Light and elastic membranes
SML is a leading company in the development of systems for the manufacturing of composite with extraordinary properties. Laminates and membranes produced on machinery from SML can provide an effective barrier against viruses and bacteria. At the same time, these materials are extremely light, tear-resistant and elastic, which make them ideal for protective apparel, i.e. overalls.