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Gurtler’s New Laundry Method Transforms Normal Non-Repellent Healthcare Wear into Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

The current healthcare crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has strained the healthcare community to a point where there is a significant shortage of PPE including but not limited to face masks, isolation gowns, gloves, face shield and other. The shortage of appropriate healthcare PPE has become a major issue.

The Gurtler Experts have recently announced that their Research and Development team has developed a new patent-pending laundry method utilizing Gurtler’s Pulse Shield, non-hazardous, fluid-repellent fabric finish which can transform typical healthcare scrubs and clothing into fluid-repellent garments, increasing their potential use as Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Gurtler’s Pulse Shield is a fluid-repellent finish that can be applied in the laundry process, normally used to extend the useful life of surgical gowns and textiles. Gurtler’s research team has demonstrated a laundering method utilizing Pulse Shield which can transform normally non-repellent healthcare wear into fluid-repellent protective garments. The research, supported by multiple evaluations using accepted AATCC fluid-repellent test methodology, was performed using typical healthcare wear, including 100% polyester scrubs, blended cotton/poly scrubs and patient gowns, and 100% polyester laboratory coats. To view our full research study and Technical Service Bulletin click here For more information on Pulse Shield click here
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