Whether its blood bags, IV tubes, bed covers or even the floors, vinyl is the material of choice when it comes to our healthcare institutions. We are so surrounded by vinyl medical products, and we don’t even think twice about them. They assist and support medical processes, provide sustainable and cost-efficient options, and are an easily disinfected material that hospitals can trust. With all of this in mind, it’s basically impossible to imagine a hospital without vinyl.
IV Bags and Tubes:
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Since vinyl is a non-corroding material that is resistant to high electrical voltage and radiation, it is the perfect material for holding pharmaceuticals and blood for long periods of time.
Using vinyl bags allows health care professionals to keep blood fresh for longer; meaning that blood that is donated is able to save more lives.
Vinyl is the choice material for IV tubing because it is resistant to kinks, which is a crucial factor that can ensure that the contents of the IV bag are uninterrupted.