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Single-use nonwovens are now critical to healthcare in operating rooms, ensuring consistent barrier quality and performance, quality and dependability and ultimately, peace of mind about barrier protection.
In manufacturing an extensive range of gowns, drapes and sterilization products, Kimberly-Clark Health Care strives to maintain the balance of protecting healthcare workers with that of protecting the environment by focusing on manufacturing practices, packaging efficiency, recycling programs and community support.
Since 2010, Kimberly-Clark has been conducting a pilot programme to understand the needs of US hospitals in respect of recycling n sterilization wrap and is now introducing a new programme called Blue ReNew to provide interested hospitals with a systematized approach to its recycling.
“Blue ReNew is designed to help hospitals organise the process of recycling their wrap into five achievable stages and it can be customised to meet the specific needs of each facility,” said to Jane Hart, Sustainability Leader for Kimberly-Clark Health Care. “The Kimberly-Clark Blue ReNew team will work with hospitals to identify key recycling partners, train operating room teams and measure results to achieve a sustainable wrap recycling programme.”
K-C’s new Kimguard Quick Check sterilization wrap provides users with rapid visual reassurance that the wrap is free from tears, cuts and holes, and confirms that sterility is intact.
It securely joins a blue wrap layer with a white layer so users can quickly and easily identify if sterility has been breached without adding additional steps to the inspection process. Quick Check also features PowerGuard Technology to provide superior protection against contamination, making it one of the most effective microbial barriers available. It aslo delivers the protection of double-wrapping in a single step, ultimately saving time in the operating room.
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