Medica - November 2016

For the third year in a row, HPC Healthline is heading to Düsseldorf for Medica.

Falling between 14 to 17 November, the World Forum for Medicine promises to be bigger than ever, with thousands of specialist organisations showing off their latest product and service developments. The conference boasts a full schedule of presentations, discussing topics as diverse as military medicine, sports physiotherapy and the most innovative medical apps.

HPC Healthline’s sales reps will be in centre of the fray: installed in Hall 6 at Stand E41. On your visit, not only will you receive our warmest welcome and piping hot tea or coffee, but also updates on our latest developments of the SafeDon™ ‘cuff first’ dispensing system for gloves and aprons.

We are also excited to unveil our brand new surgical pulp range: Safetex.

Approved for use in the theatre, these utensils are unique. Despite being single use, they can be autoclaved and disposed of through maceration and traditional disposal methods. By contrast, single use plastic trays cannot be autoclaved.


Despite being fully biodegradable and compostable, Safetex surgical utensils do not compromise on safety or performance for the sake of the environment. Our trays have been independently tested by a third party for suitability in the surgical environment for all key hygiene and safety standards. The trays met or surpassed all critical performance parameters.


Safetex Surgical are coated with a proprietary (patent pending) compound that makes them impervious to alcohol and spirits. This is unlike other biodegradable paper-based trays and utensils.

In today’s market, nearly all trays and utensils made from pulp and paper derivatives are unsuitable for hygiene stands of the clinical procedure environment and particularly the operating theatre. However, Safetex Surgical has been dveloped specifically for use as a safe, high hygiene alternative to plastic and metal trays.


The above electron microscope images show the surfaces of a tray made from recycled newspaper and a Safetex Surgical tray. The recycled newspaper image shows loose, inconsistent fibres and particles that will cause linting and dusting. The Safetex Surgical tray is made from a weave of virgin fibres that are longer, more consistent and without particulate interspersed between them.

If you fancy handling any samples and learning more, come and connect with our team at Hall 6, Stand E41.


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