Head shapes, sizes and hairstyles can make aseptic gowning
a challenge in the cleanroom. Working with cleanroom operators,
Kimberly-Clark Professional has created a common-sense solution
to address these fit concerns: the Kimtech A5 Sterile Integrated
Hood and Mask XL.
An innovative design makes it easier to accommodate today’s
modern and diverse hairstyles comfortably and consistently. Another
benefit is that it combines two donning steps (hood and mask) into
one, simplifying the donning process and further reducing the
risk of contamination.
This sterile product features a stretch-fit elastic hood
and opening, tunneled overseams to prevent particle
shedding, and Clean-Don Technology ties for a more
LAB APPAREL & FASHION
Kimberly-Clark has also released its Purple Nitrile Exam Gloves. These
gloves provide the highest level of Kimberly-Clark exam glove protection as
well as comfort and tactile sensitivity, and come in a distinctive color.
These purple nitrile gloves guard against incidental splashes, are made
of a highly durable nitrile polymer and are powder free and not made with
natural rubber latex (some say “latex free”). The gloves are 9.5-in. long,
ambidextrous and have a beaded cuff for easy donning. Workers will enjoy
excellent dexterity and tactile sensitivity, thanks to the textured fingertips.
They are even cleared for use in chemotherapy.
Both the gloves and the hood are fully recyclable through the RightCycle
program (by Kimberly-Clark Professional), so lab apparel won’t end up
in landfills. RightCycle is the first large-scale recycling program for nonhazardous lab, cleanroom and industrial waste.
Kimberly-Clark Professional www.kcprofessional.com, 800-241-3146
Protective Gloves Add a Splash
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