Healthcare: Barrier fabrics and COVID-19
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Healthcare: Barrier fabrics and COVID-19

Already in use by the HSE and over 20 hospitals in Ireland since May 2020, Botany have developed surgical gowns for a wide range of applications.


Two gown variants are available. One is 2-ply in critical zone areas – front and sleeves – for additional reduction in the risk of transfer of infective microbial agents. The second is single ply throughout. Both are ideal for use in hospitals, nursing homes, dental practices, laboratories, cosmetic treatment clinics and salons, Doctors' practices, etc.

Washable and reusable up to 100 times – more environmentally friendly compared to single-use disposable gowns.

Manufactured in Ireland using Polyester woven with Carbon Fibre which provides a lightweight, breathable, and water-repellent fabric with inherent Anti-Static properties. This creates a soft, practical and comfortable garment for the wearer.

The gowns have CE mark approval. They meet Standard levels per EN 13795-1 requirements in compliance with EU Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC – classifying them as a Non-Sterile Medical Device Class I. This Standard includes assessment of cleanliness microbial/bioburden, particle release (linting), water resistance, burst strength, tensile strength, and microbial penetration.

Available ex-stock in a range of sizes, S - XXL, with a 9cm cuff size and is adjustable with stud closures at the neck and waist with additional tie fastening at the waist.

Gowns come in blue as standard but can be produced in a bespoke colour on request (minimum order quantities apply).

Each shipment of CE marked gowns will have a Users Guide enclosed following the essential guidelines set out in Medical Device Council Directive 93/42/EEC

The Users Guide contains useful information on

• Understanding packaging symbols

• Designated use

• Safety advice

• Cleaning and care recommendations

For further information please contact:

‘At a time when it is important to make a real contribution to society and Irish industry, we are committed to doing our bit to make a difference’
Jonathan Hackett, Botany Weaving
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