PPE Demand on the Rise
The demand for PPE to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 has continued to rise. However, the rising awareness regarding hospital-acquired infections is the major factor driving the growth of the North American PPE market as a whole. Just as Alliance has been the preferred provider of Non-Latex Medical Rubber Bands for use in the Healthcare Industry, we are also the preferred provider of Non-Latex elastics for use in disposable surgical and isolation gowns.
PPE = Face Masks AND Surgical Gowns
When most people think of PPE, they probably think of face masks and face shields but surgical isolation gowns are critical in protecting medical staff and patients from the transfer of body fluids, particulate matter, and microorganisms. The rubber bands sewn into the cuffs and other areas of surgical gowns serve a very important role in creating the necessary sterile barrier between the surgical field and the surgeon’s clothes or exposed arms, keeping patients and doctors safe from infection.
Reduce the Spread of Viruses
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) named “direct contact” as the most common of three primary routes in which healthcare workers and patients encounter harmful microorganisms. The CDC also found that healthcare workers have the potential for exposure to biological fluids that are capable of transmitting diseases caused by viruses such as hepatitis B, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus, Ebola, and others. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the use of surgical isolation gowns (along with hygienic masks) effectively reduced the spread of the virus among patients and doctors.
Medical Rubber Bands – Made in the USA
With our extensive capabilities and years of experience and innovation, we can help you make the best choice for your application. We maintain elevated standards regarding quality, plant sanitation, and safety. Additionally, as an American-made manufacturer, we can deliver custom medical rubber bands to meet your needs with shorter lead times and fresher stock. Contact us to learn more about our latex-free rubber bands for use in the Medical and Pharmaceutical Industry.