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Lactips develops water-soluble strips that seal hospital laundry bags

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Lactips, a French company which specialises in developing soluble plastic, has launched water-soluble strips for sealing hospital laundry bags, particularly those contaminated with Covid-19.

The company said that it was contacted by four regional hospital centres and an internationally-renowned university hospital centre covering 39 hospitals across the Paris region during the first week of the Covid-19 lockdown in France (17 March). These hospitals had a shortage of water-soluble strips.

The company responded immediately to the urgent health situation by designing a specific, biodegradable product adapted for these healthcare requirements.

According to Lactips (@LACTIPS_SA), when the strip is placed directly into a washing machine, the soluble strip disappears completely in contact with water (from 40° to 60°C in accordance with the standard applied), releasing the linen from the bag during the washing cycle without leaving behind any sticky residue.

“Initially, we were able to respond quickly to provide a temporary solution for healthcare stakeholders who were on the front line during the epidemic. Faced with growing demand, thanks to the unprecedented mobilization of our teams, supported by local industry, Lactips was able to develop, in record time, an effective and approved solution that is continuing to be used by the hospitals today,” said Pascal Chabance, Head of Sales at Lactips.

“In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, our values of protecting people and the environment, which are core pillars for Lactips, drove us to support the hospital world in response to the health emergency. I would like to thank all of my teams, who successfully put them into practice by supporting the national collective effort,” said Marie-Hélène Gramatikoff, Lactips CEO and co-founder.

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