Medical grade ProSoft CORE PUL made by AKAS Textiles will meet the standard for liquid barrier performance for Level 4 gowns.
It has been tested for the following and Passed:
RESISTANCE OF MATERIALS IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING TO PENETRATION BY SYNTHETIC BLOOD (ASTM F 1670-B)
VIRAL PENETRATION, RESISTANCE OF MATERIALS USED IN PROTECTIVE CLOTHING TO PENETRATION BY BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS (ASTM F1671), PROCEDURE B
100% Free of PFOS, PFOA, lead, dioxins, heavy metals & BPA; Free from phthalates: contains no DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DnOP. Read Blog Article
We start with a medical-grade fabric on one side and laminate a hidden waterproof layer of 1-mil polyurethane film in between it and another layer of the same fabric.
CORE PUL's contains a hidden waterproof layer, sandwiched between two outer fabrics; which provides additional protection for the waterproof film and increases the life of your product.
Features SILVADUR™ Antimicrobial to inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi and algae on the fabric, control bad odors and provide intelligent freshness protection.
SILVADUR® is proven to be safe against the skin. Tests of bamboo, cotton and polyester treated with 10 times the recommended amount of SILVADUR® found no skin irritation or sensitization after multiple exposures.
Extremely breathable, soft, stretchy & durable
CPSIA certified, meeting stringent standards by the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission on lead and phthalates and flammability.
Very durable, tested to withstand 300+ washings.
Super soft, breathable and flexible.
Unique process permanently melt-bonds our specially-treated TPU film to the fabric without toxic solvents. The process emits no toxic waste or VOCs that are harmful to the environment.
The fabric is manufactured with no harmful chemicals or finishes in controlled conditions in American textile mills
Number one choice in medical gowns, surgical gowns, isolation gowns, mattress covers, incontinence products and other waterproof products.
Country of Origin: Made in USA
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Manufacturer: AKAS Tex
Fabric Content: 100% polyester face & back; polyurethane hidden waterproof layer
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Fabric Weight: 180 GSM / 5.3 ounces per square yard
Fabric Width: 54" - 56" Wide / 137 cm - 142 cm Wide
Approx. Stretch (Length): Minimal
Approx. Stretch (Width): Minimal
Quantity Information: Quantity = number of continuous yards., Orders of more than 10 yards may ship in more than 1 piece. If you would like a continuous piece, please leave a comment & we will try to accommodate your request., Seconds quality material may not ship in completed lengths. They may be in several cut pieces not less than 18" or so.
Care Instructions: No prewash, Wash hot, Wash with like colors, Dry medium, No Fabric softener, Only non-chlorine bleach if needed, Warm iron if needed on fabric side
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Additional Care Instructions:
Preparing your fabric: This fabric is delivered cut & sew ready, pre-washing is neither recommended nor required. If you must pre-wash your yardage, use a gentle cycle and hang dry to avoid wringing damage.
Fabric sticking: This is a common problem with plasticized fabrics like PUL. It's best to use a Teflon foot, these are available at sewing stores for between $3 and $10 for most machines. If you can't get a teflon foot, you can try sewing through wax paper or daubing a tiny amount of sewing machine oil on your presser foot.
Leaking after sewing: Make sure you use good quality polyester thread. Tex-27 or 65/2 grades are the best. Cotton or rayon threads should not be used in diapers as they naturally wick moisture. Also make sure you use BALL POINT NEEDLES! Remember, PUL is a knit, so like all knits use a ballpoint needle. Sharps (the kind you use for wovens and felts) will slice the yarns which will cause the holes around the threads to enlarge and leak.
Need PUL for binding: You can make your own binding from PUL knits (instead of using FOE). Cut strips across the grain if you desire some stretch, and with the grain if you want to limit stretch. PUL is a knit base so you DO NOT cut it on the bias.
Washing Instructions: It is recommended to use a zero residue detergent - liquid detergent preferably. Wash temperatures can be hot, between 145 and 165 degree F (65 to 75 degree C).
DO NOT use bleach. If required non chlorine oxygenated bleach can be used sparingly, provided the detergent should not already contain sodium percarbonate (the active ingredient in many oxygenated bleaches). The detergent must also not contain any Fabric softeners, Natural oils, Perfumes, Dyes, UV brighteners, Stain guard ingredients, Enzymes.
DO NOT add washing soda, soda ash or soda crystals to the detergent. The use of vinegar and/or baking soda can together or individually cause delamination.
Rinsing Instructions: It is highly recommended to add an extra rinse cycle since even minute traces of detergent or other washing chemicals which may not have been washed out from the diaper/product made from the PUL are highly detrimental to the film and reduce the life of the laminate.
Drying Instructions: Dry on medium heat, at a temperature not more than 130 degree F (50 degree C). Use of drying sheet with fabric softeners is not recommended. DO NOT wring or iron on the film side. Any urethane film is affected by bleach, chlorine and dry heat exceeding 130 degree F.
Exposure to sunlight affects the urethane film. The film will turn yellow and crack over time. When the UV index is high this can happen in as little as 10 hours.
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