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What is the material for protective lab coat?

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The type of lab coat you choose depends on the type of lab you work in. Medical staff used lab coats to protect the streetwear or medical uniforms they wore during inspections and consultations, so a comfortable and stylish lab coat would suffice.On the other hand, those who use infectious materials or hazardous chemicals need a higher level of protection. In this case, they are of the type of lab coat, and for this reason, the fabric used for the lab coat must be checked.Finding the right material for your lab coat is essential.


This article contains the following:

  • Functions of protective lab coats

  • Different materials of protective lab coats

  • Why protective lab coats all have long sleeves


Functions of protective lab coats

When used in a laboratory, the lab coat prevents accidental spillage, such as acid. In this case, they usually have long sleeves and are made of absorbent materials such as cotton, thereby protecting users from chemicals.

Protective lab coats provide the most effective protection. In laboratories where there is no open fire, laboratory coats made from polyester cotton blends (not less than 35% cotton) can be used. In laboratories using open fires (e.g., alcohol burners), laboratory coats must be made of 100% cotton or flame retardant material.


Different materials of protective lab coats

  1.  Cotton-This is the most common type of jacket used in medical laboratories simply because the material is lightweight, comfortable and quite durable. Generally, lab coats can be poplin or twill and can be made from cotton or a cotton / polyester blend. This is the ability to combine the best quality fabrics at a lower price. Cotton is breathable but easy to wrinkle, so it is often combined with polyester to make it easy to wash and wear. Poplin is often used in combination with softer and heavier grades of cotton, making the product less susceptible to wrinkling, and resistant to water and stains. Of course, it can also be treated with a detergent so that blood-like stains can be easily removed.

  2.   Modified acrylic-The fibers are soft, comfortable, and stretchy, making protective lab coats made with this fiber less prone to wrinkling. It is a type with decontamination properties, so it is easy to maintain. It has high crack resistance and tear resistance, but it is not as good as polyamide fibers. Abrasion resistant, but not as good as nylon or polyester, and highly resistant to most chemicals and solvents. In a direct flame, although the exemplary fabric does not melt or drip, it shrinks to resist flame penetration. It is self-extinguishing and will dissipate quickly after removing the source of fire.

  3.   Nylon-Made from nylon fabric, it is lightweight and has incredible tensile strength, durability and damage resistance, but does not absorb water. It is easy to dye, so it is available in many colors. Due to the properties of nylon, laboratory coats made of nylon will melt when heated, and flame retardants are often required.

  4.   Rayon-very durable, but easily degraded by acids.

It's not just medical staff wearing protective lab coats. People working in other industries such as manufacturing, food processing, and other laboratories must wear an industrial lab coat that is designed with a thick fabric, such as a thick mixture of polyester viscose. Organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have set industry standards and have now developed three levels of protection.

If you work in a biohazard laboratory, you may want to wear a disposable protective lab coat made of polypropylene. Some lab coats add carbon fiber, which enhances their ability to repel liquids. The experimental coatings used in the automotive industry ensure that these experimental coatings are resistant to contamination by grease. These products are also flame retardant treated to prevent users from getting burned in heat and fire-based environments. Chemical resistant lab coats are made of cotton twill and treated with ammonia, or they are made of unique fabrics or flame retardant materials such as Nomex. This fabric provides unique thermal protection when exposed to heat because it thickens and carbonizes.

Why protective lab coats all have long sleeves

Protective lab coats with long sleeves are designed to protect workers from being infected or harmed by chemicals.


After reading this article, you know more about the protective lab coat.If you want to buy protective lab coat,please contact Vench.

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