We are a CE, ISO and USFDA approved gauze swabs manufacturer
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||Density of the woven cotton; higher mesh count indicates higher density of the gauze.
||Fineness vs. Courseness; higher yarn count indicates more course threads.
||Number of Layers; increased ply indicates increased thickness.
A Gauze Swab, found in most first aid kits, is a white piece of medical dressing for cleaning and protecting minor cuts or wounds. It can be used with antibacterial ointment or cream or to absorb blood or any other secretions. Gauze swabs are often placed directly over open wounds of skin including scrapes, cuts, abrasions or after a surgical operation.
STAYGUARD™ IS THE BRAND OF CHOICE
StayGuard™ gauze swabs, both sterile and non-sterile, are 100% soft and absorbent cotton. Available in various sizes, mesh, ply, yarn, as sterile or non-sterile, and with x-ray detection, StayGuard™ has one of the widest ranges available. Such a range of options makes our gauzes suitable for both simple first aid use and surgical operations alike. The versatile nature of the gauzes makes our swabs one of the most common products in the StayGuard™ range. StayGuard™ gauze swabs are manufactured according to ISO, CE, and USFDA standards.
Since it is often placed directly over open scraps, cuts, wounds and abrasions, the swab must remain uncontaminated so that it does not cause further infection over the injured skin. It is also vital to change the gauze swab frequently in order to remain sanitary.
StayGuard™ gauze swabs are used in hospitals, clinics, first aid kits, and operating rooms worldwide and are available in the hospital and retail sectors. Gauze swabs must remain uncontaminated prior to application so that infection can be avoided as they are often placed directly over open cuts, scraps, abrasions and other wounds. Our wide range ensures a wound solution for every type of application.
Why StayGuard™ gauze swabs?
StayGuard™ 100% cotton gauze swabs are manufactured according to ISO, CE, and USFDA standards. As it is made out of high quality cotton, the swabs are extremely soft and absorbent that is effective for use. Environmentally friendly made
StayGuard™ gauze swabs can be sterilized and are safe for use in any settings and in any conditions
Is there expiration date?
Yes, for expiration date specific to the product, look in the product package.
Can I not use the gauze swab after the expiration date?
Yes and no. Gauze swab itself does not expire, yet the packaging to ensure sterility of the swab may expire. So “no”, you shouldn’t use the gauze swab on an open wound that is to be strictly treated with disinfected substances to prevent further infection. But “yes”, you can use it for some other uses that do not require sterility.
What is mesh and ply?
Mesh is the density of the woven cotton. The greater the number, the denser the gauze gets. Ply is the thickness of the gauze. In this case, the greater the number, the thicker the gauze will be.
Which sterilization is better?
It really depends on what you are using the gauze swabs for. Ethylene Oxide sterilization kills every single microorganisms, whereas when you utilize gamma sterilization, you could control the ‘bioburden’ on the surface of the gauze. Also, EO gas method is good for sterilization of the surface of the swab, while gamma ray sterilization is good for penetration and sterilizes product throughout. Because of these characteristics, EO sterilization method, using EO gas, is not effective for liquid or metals, while gamma sterilization is. So EO sterilized swabs may be more suitable for cases where the swabs need to be completely free of microorganisms on the surface. Using gamma sterilization, the swabs will be sterile throughout, but may have some microorganism based on the bioburden count of the product.
What is a ‘bioburden’?
Bioburden is the number of bacteria or microorganisms on the surface of non-sterilized subject.