Mobile Navigation

Chemical Engineering

View Comments

This lab coat is made of recyclable materials

| By Mary Page Bailey and Gerald Ondrey

This company has developed a new personal protective equipment (PPE) garment for laboratory workers that is said to be 100% recyclable, while also providing enhanced safety benefits. Traditional garments worn in laboratories are made of unrecyclable materials and frequently end up in landfills at the end of their useful life, creating a great deal of waste from research and manufacturing facilities. This company’s lab coat (photo) is designed to be worn over 50 times without losing fluid-repellency or anti-odor efficacy, and once it is time for a new one, the used coats can be returned to the company to be sustainably recycled. The flexible fabric features a breathable design and is also machine washable. — AmorSui, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.