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Bouffant Cap

Bouffant cap used in laboratory

1. What is bouffant cap?
    1.1 Bouffant cap vs. hair net
    1.2 Clean room grade of bouffant cap
2. Function of bouffant cap
    2.1 Application of bouffant cap
3. Type of bouffant cap
    3.1 Bouffant scrub cap
4. How to buy bouffant cap?

What is bouffant cap?

Bouffant cap is a cap whose function is to keep stray hair in and water or other contaminants out. It resembles a bag with a gathered elastic opening that covers the hair and fits snugly over the hairline. Traditionally, a bouffant cap is used to protect intricate hairstyles while sleeping or bathing. It is also used by the medical industry and food preparation to keep stray hair under the cap.

Now, bouffant cap is designed for environments where pollution levels are strictly controlled. The cap is lightweight and breathable, so it can be worn throughout the day for extra comfort. The cap functions to keep loose hair out and contaminants in. It completely covers the hair and hugs the hairline. It takes its name from the once-popular beehive hairstyle.

Cleanrooms require a controlled environment to ensure the purity of their research operations. Hair caps prevent cross-contamination and human contamination. These caps are inexpensive, lightweight, comfortable to wear, and prevent product contamination. The bouffant cap also keeps hair out of the eyes while working to ensure you always have the best view.

Bouffant caps are available in different fabrics, sizes, and colors. In healthcare and medical research, bouffant caps are typically made of spun-bond polypropylene and latex-free elastic pleats that hold the cap in place. This protective barrier is a woven material formed by fibers bonded together to prevent any porosity.

In laboratory environments, bouffant caps, often made of PPE, prevent loose hair from contaminating the work areas of laboratories, medical facilities, and clean rooms where sterility is mandatory.

Cleaning the bouffant cap before and after use is not recommended, especially because of the low cost of disposable bouffant caps. The recommended frequency of change will depend on the ISO classification of the laboratory critical environment. the higher the ISO rating, the more frequent the change.

Disposable bouffant caps are widely used. These caps can be discarded after each procedure or at the end of each day. They are typically packaged and double-bagged to reduce contamination for cleanroom use.

Bouffant cap vs. hair net

Bouffant cap is different from a hairnet. Hair nets are made of nylon or polyester mesh material with openings to create a webbing effect. Bouffant caps are made of polypropylene and have no openings. Hair can slip through the openings in the net, which is not possible with the bouffant cap. Hairnets also blend in with your hair, so they are somewhat camouflaged. The bouffant cap stands out, making them more noticeable during compliance checks.

Clean room grade of bouffant cap

Cleanroom ratings are based on ISO classifications, which measure the cleanliness level of a cleanroom based on the number and size of particles. Cleanroom ratings are based on the number of particles per cubic foot and the amount of HEPA air change per hour.

For example, ISO 5 is an ultra-clean room class with no more than 3,520 particles > 0.5 microns per cubic meter and 250-300 HEPA air changes per hour. this is equal to the FED standard of Class 100 or 100 particles per cubic foot.

ISO 6 is a very clean room class with no more than 35,200 particles > 0.5 microns per cubic meter and 180 HEPA changes per hour. this is equivalent to the FED standard of 1000 or 1000 particles per cubic foot.

ISO 5 and ISO 6 bouffant caps are typically made of low-pile spun-bond polypropylene nonwoven material. The nonwoven material filters particles to control contamination in critical environments. tians floppy caps are designed with machine-welded seams, eliminating pinholes, threads, and stitching.

Function of bouffant cap

Personal protective equipment protects the entire body, from head to toe, from biological, chemical and radiological hazards. Masks and face shields protect our mouth, nose and face, glasses protect our eyes, hand gloves and shoe covers, isolation suits or overalls protect our clothing and exposed parts of our hands from contamination. Bouffant scrub hats protect hair from chemical, biological and radiological hazards.

A bouffant cap is nothing more than a cap with an elastic band that fits snugly on your head and covers your scalp, hair and ears. It keeps your hair tied in, minimizing the risk of contamination. Nowadays, bouffant caps are made of a variety of materials, including soft cloth, plastic, acrylic, polyethylene, and mesh, each of which has a different use case.

Application of bouffant cap

Although the primary use of bouffant caps is to protect your hair from various contaminants, they are used in different places as follows.

A. Preventing contamination in hospitals

Usually, the doctor covers the hair with a hood, that is bouffant surgical caps. The operating room or theatre must be sterile and highly disinfected to prevent contamination of surgical equipment. Human hair is still a gathering place for germs and other bacteria. You may argue that you have washed your hair and there are no lice or dandruff. But the truth is that even recently washed hair contains bacteria.

When performing surgery on a patient, even a single hair that falls on a wound or surgical instrument can be contaminated. For this reason, surgeons, nurses and medical staff must wear bouffant caps while performing surgery or in the operating room. Bouffant caps are worn in the scrub room and removed only after returning to the scrub room after surgery. Disposable bouffant caps protect patients and prevent contamination of the operating room with infectious microorganisms.

B. Used in restaurant kitchens

How would you feel if there was a strand of hair in the food you were served in the restaurant? This is probably the last thing anyone would want to experience at a hotel. Even if you have healthy, strong hair, there is a chance that a few strands will fall out and into the prepared food. Finding a hair in your food can not only ruin the image of your restaurant, but you may also face negative consequences from your customers. Therefore, it is a good idea to wear a bouffant cap to cover your hair and prevent leaving loose hairs behind. In addition, a bouffant scrub cap must be worn in the kitchen to protect the hair from oils and other spices used in cooking that can damage the hair.

C. For Salon

Beauty treatments in salons require the use of sticky solutions and exposure to heat and radiation. To protect hair from these exposures, people wear bouffant caps. When you apply color to your hair and set it, these drips of color and harsh chemicals can severely or sometimes permanently stain the fabric, so wear a cap bouffant. Bouffant scrub hats protect your hair during beauty treatments from harmful chemicals and radiation.

Type of bouffant cap

The last thing consumers want to find in their food or medicine is human hair, so a sanitary work environment is critical for companies that manufacture or package consumer products, pharmaceuticals, assemble electronics or treat patients.

Hospitals need to prevent wound infections and factories can't afford shutdowns or product recalls due to human contamination, so many are seeking relief by equipping production workers with disposable bouffant scrub caps. Those are lightweight, comfortable to wear, inexpensive, simple to use, and effective in preventing product contamination. Bouffant scrub hats or bouffant hair nets also keep individuals' hair out of their eyes while they work, which can increase productivity.

A bouffant cap is different from a hair net. Hair nets are made of nylon or polyester mesh material designed to stretch and cushion hair around the head, but if you look closely, you will notice the webbing effect. The webbing has openings or holes in it that may inadvertently allow hair to pass through, as the bouffant cap is made of a layer of fabric without holes. Another difference between the hairnet and bouffant cap is that the hairnet is somewhat camouflaged when worn, while the bouffant cap sticks straight out for compliance checks. Bouffant caps also provide a clean look and feel for guests who may visit the facility.

ANTITECK offer a wide range of disposable bouffant caps for a variety of work tasks. They provide hygienic protection for a cleaner work environment, eliminate cross-contamination, and prevent hair from coming in contact with an individual's face and eyes while working. The bouffant cap is available in different fabrics, colors and sizes, such as 18", 21", 24" or 28", making it perfect for people with "big hair". Each hood is made with comfortable, latex-free elastic pleats that hold the puff in place and tuck hair in.

Bouffant scrub cap

A. Polypropylene

Spun-bond polypropylene is the most economical and basic material used to make bouffant caps. Bouffant caps made of this material are commonly used in dental, healthcare, medical research, pharmaceutical, food service and janitorial services. This standard fabric is a very popular choice for basic protective clothing requiring conventional light spray and particle protection. The protective barrier properties are created by bonding fibers together to form a single layer of breathable, woven-like material. This material is very lightweight to wear.

B. SMS/Multi-Layer

SMS fabrics are suitable for extended wear situations involving low to moderate fluid and particle protection, often in healthcare, research, clean rooms, food service, pharmaceutical, electronics manufacturing or surgical centers. SMS or multi-layer bouffant caps are opaquer and are the "heavier" choice for wearing polypropylene bouffant caps. They are also very breathable. Protective barrier features include a melt-blown polypropylene inner layer sandwiched between spunbonded polypropylene outer layers. This embossed multi-layer material is strong, waterproof and breathable, providing the best combination of protection, aesthetics and comfort.

C. Microporous

Water, tear and puncture resistant microporous fabrics are ideal for hot and humid environments. Ideal for prolonged wear conditions with moderate to heavy fluid contact, light chemical exposure or high dry particle blockage.

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