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Restora removes challenging adhesives from linen, reducing costs for healthcare laundries
Ecolab has introduced the Restora programme for healthcare laundries. The programme uses a patent-pending formula to remove medical adhesives from linen during the wash process, thus enabling healthcare laundries to reclaim linen that would have previously been discarded due to adhesive stains, helping to extend linen life and reduce replacement costs.
Tests show that the Restora programme can help healthcare laundries reclaim up to 99% of adhesive-stained linen. "Medical adhesive stains are difficult to remove and present one of the costliest challenges for healthcare laundries," notes Michael Johannsen, senior vice president of Global Textile Care at Ecolab.
"We developed the Restora programme to help healthcare laundries remove adhesives and prevent stains which lead to linen reprocessing and replacement." The Restora programme - said to be the first-of-its-kind in commercial laundry - uses a proprietary blend of solvents and surfactants to dissolve medical adhesives, including heart monitor pads and the residue they leave behind.
The formula is tough on adhesives but gentle on linen, so it will not harm specialised healthcare fabric, and it works within a normal wash process.
15th January 2015