Reusable protective clothing and surgical covers
are made of GORE™
Medical Fabrics and
polyester microfilaments. In cooperation with the company Gore™, Dieckhoff provides the perfect combination of protection and comfort.
Gore's medical fabrics product line is a reliable component in the modern surgical system. The new EN 13795 distinguishes products within the standard and high performance range, used for different types of surgery. GORE™ medical fabrics not only surpass legal requirements in the high performance range, but also allow for a smooth and economical work routine in an operating theatre. Furthermore they make a considerable contribution to risk minimisation, resulting in a noticeable cost reduction. The report by Prof Dr Dr Wilfried von Eiff covering a business economical study of the centre of hospital management is very informative.
Eiff W. OP-Abdeckungen und OP-Mäntel im Kosten-Nutzen-Vergleich.
Intex Infodienst (2007)
GORE™ medical fabrics is a textile laminate made of three layers. The two outer layers consist of absorbent and abrasion resistant polyester. The middle layer is formed by a microporous membrane, which acts as a durable barrier and protects from fluids and microorganisms. It also allows the human body to regulate its temperature. The tree layers are interconnected and form a stable laminate, resistant to high mechanical impact.
Polyester microfilament fabrics
Abrasion-resistant polyester-continuous filaments are processed into polyester microfilament fabrics. These fabrics are either processed in combination with GORE™ medical fabrics for non-surgical areas or used as individual products for fields of application that are classified as "standard-performance" by the EN 13795. The high fabric density and hydrophobic finishing result in a barrier effect, protecting from liquids and microorganisms as well as high mechanical impact. The low weight of the fabrics enhances its comfort and economical use. The particle emission of the tissue is low. Woven carbon threads are one way of ensuring the fabric is permanently antistatic. High water vapour permeability of the tissue ensures an excellent breathability.