Product Catalog - Drape MaterialsMaterials - The materials used in our drapes are as follows:
Impervex, Vet. Surgical Resources impervious materialThe base material is Softesse® laminated with polyethylene film making it completely impervious. This feature serves as an effective infection barrier. With the highest tear strength of any available drape fabric, this material drapes well with a minimum of linting. While many of our fenestrated sheets are reinforced, plain sheets of Impervex may be fenestrated at surgery if desired. This material gives an excellent seal when used as an extremity drape by passing the extremity through a small slit since the material will resist tearing.
Softesse materialThis spunlaced material is the same as those widely used in both drapes and gowns in the human field. Because of its softness, they have excellent draping characteristics. It will resist tearing when fenestrated for surgery. While not impervious, the material is treated to minimize moisture penetration. Products we make of this material are blue/gray to green in color. Autoclavable.
SMS materialThis material is formed from three layers of polypropylene fibers welded together to form the completed product. It exhibits good tear resistance, low linting, and is treated for moisture resistance. Autoclavable.
Dexter non-woven materialThis material is widely used in the human field for both main drapes and towel drapes. As it can tear easily, caution is required when fenestrating for surgery. This material is treated for moisture resistance. Autoclavable.
Plastic materialPlastics are completely impervious. Color is noted in product descriptions.
Kraton®This elastomeric material is used to make the conformable panels of the arthroscopy drapes. It has excellent stretch capability and forms a seal around limb to control fluid during surgery. It is durable, tear resistant and non-allergenic.
AdhesiveAdhesive areas in Vet. Surgical Resources drapes are either 3M adhesive squares or incise panels which are custom made with an aggressive medical grade adhesive. The adhesives used for our incise panels are impregnated with iodine to make them antimicrobial. The 3M adhesive squares are made from Coated Double Tape 9889. The tape features 0.95 mil thickness adhesive on both sides.
Softesse, a DuPont trademark.
Kraton, a Kraton Performance Polymers trademark.