Manufacturer of retail handle bags designed to dissolve in hot or cold water. Products include clear or pink, with or without a tie tape closure. Provides a hygienic way to minimize contact between staff and soiled laundry.
Often used in hospitals or nursing homes to contain blood-borne pathogens, MRSA, or pests such as bed bugs. This water-soluble plastic bag allows operators to handle contaminated clothing and linen only once.
1. Design for Dissolvability
Plastic is a valuable material that we use in many applications, but it also poses problems in terms of disposal and environmental impact. To counteract these issues, manufacturers are working on dissolvable plastics, which break down much more quickly than traditional types.
One type of water-soluble bag, which is ideally suited for the laundry industry, contains cold and hot water-soluble plastics that dissolve in cold and hot water respectively. This makes it easier for operatives to transport contaminated linens to and from washing machines without touching them, thus reducing health and safety risks.
A preferred embodiment of the bag comprises a composite uniplanar film having a strip of cold water-soluble plastic film bonded to an additional strip of hot water-soluble plastic film. The composite film is formed by folding the cold water-soluble strips over onto the outside of the additional strip and adhesively bonding them together. The finished product is a washable bag with soluble integral ties that can be used to hold contaminated linen and can be emptied into the washer upon immersion in a cold water washing cycle.
2. Select the Right Material
Manufacturer of custom water soluble bags in various stock sizes with a heat-sealed closure. They are ideal for dry chemicals, agrochemicals and medical applications. They are also available with hang holes for easy hanging.
These bags are made of PVA film material, which is a green environmentally friendly and 100% bio-degradable product. They dissolve in contact with cold and hot water.
They are widely used as laundry bags in hospitals, nursing homes and healthcare facilities. They allow operators to handle contaminated textiles (blood, urine, feces and microbes) without coming in direct contact with them.
They can also be used to store chemical powders in the textile industry, allowing for perfectly measured and stored quantities that are ready for use. This reduces storage space and improves productivity by reducing the time it takes to get ready for the dyeing process. Additionally, they can be easily discarded when empty, as they will dissolve in contact with water.
3. Select the Right Finishing
The most important step in the water-soluble bag manufacturing process is choosing the right finishing. This will determine how fast the bag dissolves, and whether it is suitable for use in different applications. For example, if you are manufacturing water-soluble laundry bags, you might want to select a finish that is very hydrophilic, to help the bag dissolve quickly in hot water. This will ensure that the bags are ready for use in a short time frame.
Another benefit of selecting a water-soluble bag finishing is that it can help protect the product inside the bag from moisture and other contaminants. This can be particularly useful for food companies that need to store contaminated products. It can also be helpful for laundry companies that need to minimize contact between staff and contaminated laundry.
4. Choose the Right Packaging
These retail handle bags look just like a traditional bag, but they’re made of 2.75 mil PVA (polyvinyl alcohol) material and designed to degrade in hot water (+149 degrees Fahrenheit). These eco-friendly bags are also non-toxic. They’re ideal for restaurants, stores, conventions and more.
Plastic garbage disposal is a growing concern for many businesses. Single-use plastics can end up in landfills and cause harm to wildlife and the environment. In addition, they’re hard to recycle and take up valuable space in landfills.
That’s why more and more companies are switching to water-soluble bags. These environmentally friendly, hygienic products help minimize the risk of contamination between staff and contaminated textiles. This helps to reduce the risk of illness and infection in hospitals, hotels and nursing homes. It’s also a cost-effective alternative to traditional plastics and can save businesses money in the long run. The demand for these bags is expected to grow over the forecast period.