How to clean disposable masks and gowns more safely.

Testing by Nikwax shows that disposable masks and gowns can be cleaned in a washing process whilst maintaining their functional qualities. The process can be rolled out quickly using existing cleaning facilities.

Safely reusing disposable or single-use PPE could increase effective supply by 5 times in a crisis situation.

Health innovation to alleviate PPE crisis
Nikwax, the UK’s leading producer of cleaning and waterproofing solutions for Outdoor Clothing, has created a new process to launder certain single-use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) more safely. Unlike existing cleaning methods, Nikwax ‘PPE Extension’ maintains the physical and water repellent properties needed to stop disease transmission. The innovation is a direct response to help in the global fight against COVID-19. It is aimed at situations where supply has run out and workers are at risk from over-extending the use of masks and gowns.

Read the full story over at Nikwax.com