CARE INSTRUCTIONS

See below for care instructions for CareAline’s products.

 

CAREALINE SLEEVE

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Machine wash on any cycle. We recommend machine drying on a medium heat cycle. 

When in the hospital, you can wash in the sink and lay flat to dry when necessary.** 

We recommend washing every 1-3 days and when soiled. 

**Avoid stretching the fabric when wet – do not wring or hang to dry.

CAREALINE WRAP

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Machine wash on any cycle. We recommend machine drying on a medium heat cycle. Secure the Velcro before washing to protect other clothing.

When in the hospital, you can wash in the sink and lay flat to dry when necessary. We recommend washing every 1-3 days and when soiled.

**Avoid stretching the fabric when wet – do not wring or hang to dry.

CAREALINE EVERYDAY MASK

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Wash your CareAline Everyday Mask using the following method in your home washer.

 

All EPA-registered bleach products have instructions for laundry sanitization on the label. Most of them indicate that the proper concentration is 1/2 cup per standard home washing machine load. Some of the bleach products may vary in concentration and recommend a different level, so please check the label of the bleach that you are using. Do not use color-safe bleach.

 

Use a regular laundry cycle and be sure to include the rinse step. Failure to rinse the fabric can result in local concentrations of chlorine bleach that may cause irritation to sensitive individuals. After the rinse, you may not be able to smell a bleach odor, but the chlorine bleach is still bound to the fabric.

 

Detergent is not required for the initial charge but should be used for all maintenance washes along with the EPA-registered chlorine bleach.

 

The mask can be dried in any manner (tumble drier, line dry, etc.) without affecting the performance.

CAREALINE REUSABLE ISOLATION GOWN

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

CareAline Reusable Isolation Gowns are made out of fabrics that have been manufactured with a fluid resistant finish. They can be laundered and reused. CareAline guarantees their gowns will maintain effective fluid resistance through a Minimum of 25 washes. Fluid resistance can be further impacted by improper handling and laundering procedures. In order to maintain the desired level of fluid resistance, cleanliness, comfort and durability, it is important to follow the laundering guidelines below.

Industrial Washing

  • Wash CareAline Isolation Gowns separately from other items.
  • Do not overload washing equipment to avoid insufficient cleaning, rinsing or excessive garment wrinkling. Generally, load at 50% to 70% rated capacity depending on washer pocket configuration.
  • Recommended wash temperatures are 140°F to 150°F. Do not exceed 160°F.
  • Non-chlorine bleaches may be used as required for stain removal and sanitizing.
  • Chlorine bleach is not recommended.
  • Proper rinsing is critical to fluid resistant performance. Any remaining surfactant or detergent on the fabric will reduce the surface tension of fluids resulting in strike through.
  • Tumble dry with cool-down cycle to minimize wrinkling. Tumble drying is a necessary step to maintain best fluid resistance. Heat from a hot dry cycle is important to reactivate the fluid resistant
  • chemistry. Normal dryer operation should allow garment temperatures of 240°F to 280°F maximum.
  • A proper cool down is necessary to minimize wrinkling. Prompt removal of garments from the dryer also minimizes compaction wrinkling.
  • Do not dry clean, use softeners, or topical anti-static finishes as they will deteriorate the fluid resistant finish. Excessive alkalinity, temperature, mechanical action and abrasion can reduce effectiveness of fluid resistant finishes.
  • Do not use high PH or solvated detergents.
  • Do not use rust preventative sours.
  • All loads should be soured. Sour to pH range 5.5 – 6.0. Do not use rust preventive sours.
  • Centrifugal extraction is preferable but do not exceed 100g’s. Do not use hydraulic orram type extractors. The resulting hard creases may cause fluid strikethrough sites.
  • It is recommended that damaged garments be removed from service and replaced.

 Home (non industrial) Machine Washing

  • Garments made with Milliken Perimeter fabrics should be sorted and washed separately from other garments
  • Machine wash in warm water with standard detergent using permanent press cycle.
  • Use non-chlorine bleach if needed
  • Do not use fabric softener or dryer sheets
  • Tumble dry with high heat using permanent press cycle, remove promptly after drying
  • Warm iron if needed
  • It is recommended that damaged garments be removed from service and replaced.

 

*The technology is durable for at least 25 launderings.

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CONTACT INFO

Call or Text us at 617-548-7419
Fax: 888-511-0484
CareAline Products
17 Conant St #61
Danvers, MA 01923
USA

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