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Medical Applications — Washing


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Skinsan spec sheets  (Updated Aug, 2021) Washing Instructions (Updated Aug, 2021) The Procedure Laundering has often been a problem for medical sheepskins. This was partly related to poor tanning, but also due to hospitals directing skins to inappropriate washing regimes. Until recently, all medical sheepskins were to be laundered at not more than 60'C for a period of eight minutes. This was the maximum safe temperature for repeated washing of the leather. At this temperature and time there was minimal thermal disinfection, so a bacteriostat was required for disinfection. The major problems occurred when skins from infectious wards were included in...

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