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Surgical Drapes and Gowns

Overview

BTTG™ Testing & Certification Ltd. are able to offer testing in accordance with EN 13795, ‘Surgical drapes, gowns and clean air suits, used as medical devices for patients, clinical staff and equipment. General requirements for manufacturers, processors and products, test methods, performance requirements and performance levels’.  

Tests

The suite of tests contained within EN 13795 ensure that a material has high mechanical resistance, through testing burst resistance (ISO 13938-1) or tensile strength (EN 29073-3), as well as being able to resist penetration by liquids (ISO 811) - essential for stopping bodily fluids coming in contact with staff.

In addition to these tests, items are also assessed for Microbial Penetration (EN ISO 22610 and EN ISO 22612), (as performed by Shirley Technologies Limited) and for Linting Propensity (ISO 9073), which ensures undue fibres are not shed during end use which is critical for surgery situations.

BTTG™ Testing & Certification can arrange all of your testing requirements.

For further information regarding testing to any of the standards mentioned above, please contact Phil Hutchings (+44 (0)161 873 6543, phutchings@bttg-hpm.co.uk) who will be happy to discuss your requirements.