Water soluble bag manufacturers provide bags that are designed to dissolve in hot or cold water. These bags are used in hospitals, nursing homes, hotels, and other facilities to reduce the spread of infection. The bag prevents direct contact between staff and dirty or contaminated linen. It is also a great way to control pests.
Manufacturers of these bags offer different sizes and styles. Some bags are made with a retail handle, making them easy to carry and use. Others are sized to fit standard laundry carts. Some are even printed with barcodes to make scanning easier. They are available in a variety of colors, and most are made with 2.75 mil PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) material. The material is marine safe and the ink is water based, which makes it non-toxic. The bags are also recyclable.
A water soluble laundry bag has many applications and is a great alternative to traditional plastic bags. It can be used in hospitals to store soiled linens, medical equipment, and hospital garments. Its unique design is also useful in restaurants and food processing plants to contain spoiled or toxic foods. These bags are also ideal for hotels, motels, and prisons to contain bed bug infested linens.
When a bag made of this composite film is placed in a washing machine the cold water soluble portion will dissolve first, allowing the contents of the bag to spill out into the wash and then by elevation of temperature during the hot water cycle the remainder of the film will also disintegrate and be flushed away with the washing solution. This type of bag is particularly useful as a replacement for cloth laundry bags in hospital laundry rooms where the bags can be emptied into a washing machine directly from the linen cart, eliminating the need to touch dirty or contaminated laundry in order to empty it.
Another advantage of this kind of a bag is that it can be used to collect soiled or contaminated medical instruments, articles, and patient bed sheets and linens without risk of contamination in the surrounding environment during transport, washing, disinfection, and drying processes. This will greatly improve the hygiene of the working environment, reduce work intension, and enhance labor protection.
In addition, these bags can be made with a cold water soluble strip 2 on the bottom of the bag to allow them to be used in a hot wash cycle without the need for an opening or other provision for opening the mouth of the bag. This feature can also be used to contain MRSA contaminated laundry. This type of a bag is particularly useful in the medical field where there are concerns about the spread of infections between patients and caregivers. In such a case the contaminated laundry is stored in these disposable bags until it can be washed and disinfected in an isolated area. This will ensure that the contamination is not carried into a clean room and then returned to the patient.