Washproof plasters provide a resistance to water and are suited for use in damp conditions. They will repel a certain amount of water that they come in to contact with whilst keeping their adhesion. Washproof plasters are often found in first aid kits and are listed in the contents of a British Standard BS 8599-1 compliant first aid kit for the workplace.
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If you require a plaster whilst working in wet conditions for example on a hand that needs to be submerged under water then a waterproof plaster would be more suitable. Waterproof plasters are required to complete extensive testing on the plasters adhesion.
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Fabric plasters provide a durable protection to wounds in dry conditions often staying attached for longer than a washproof plasters unless they come in to contact with water. Fabric plasters are breathable and stretch to conform easily with body parts.
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Blue plasters are a must for catering environments. Their colour makes them visually detectable helping them to comply with food hygiene legislation. Our blue plasters are also metal detectable as they have a metal detectable strip embedded in to them. They are washproof meaning they have a good resistance to water and will stay attached when completing common cleaning processes in the food industry.
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Coverplast detectable x-ray plasters are a higher specification blue plaster as not only are they visual and metal detectable, they are also x-ray detectable making them ideal for any food processing or catering environment. They are also waterproof meaning they can withstand being submerged under water for longer periods of time than a standard washproof plaster.
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