Detectamet has introduced three new personal protective products that are not only metal and X-ray detectable but they are also made for repeated use to increase value for money and environmental impact. They include aprons, full length sleeve covers and three-quarter smocks.
They are ideal for use in the meat, fish and dairy processing industries where work areas are subject to high water usage and soiling.
The body and arm covers are not only dual detectable they also include an anti-bacterial ingredient.
The Polyester fabric with its NBR-rubber coating results in a waterproof, robust and durable material that is permanently flexible and washable.
The material is practical in high or very low temperatures down to –65 °C (-85°F) and can be machine washed at up to 90 °C (194°F). Even under this vigorous regime these robust products have demonstrated their durability by lasting for an average of 3 months in regular use. They also resist animal oils and fats, and can cope with strong detergents and acids and alkaline liquids making them well suited for use in a challenging food production environment.
The standard colours are blue or white although the covers can be ordered from a range of special colours subject to minimum order quantities. They measure 90cm (36”) wide and are supplied either 110cm (44”) or 135cm (54”) in length.
The dual detectable Sleeve Covers are approximately 45 cm (18”) long but subject to minimum order quantities longer sleeve covers can be produced. The elasticated wrist and shoulders give a firm but comfortable fit, and like the aprons these covers can be regularly cleaned at temperatures up to 90 °C (194°F) to maintain a high level of hygiene.
The aprons, three-quarter smocks and the sleeve covers are highly durable so they can be re-used time and again without compromising hygiene levels. As a consequence these tough, dual detectable, antibacterial and practical products are very cost effective and gentler on the environment.