SINGLE-USE SOAPY SPONGES
A new concept in bodily hygiene – safe, efficient and economical
We have developed personal hygiene products for over thirty years. So our experience and direct contact with healthcare centres and sector professionals keeps us in touch with best practices to produce consistently better products. Our suppliers are aware of this philosophy and not only provide and guarantee the raw materials we use, but collaborate jointly and continually on new developments. Furthermore, we take the greatest care to ensure the integrity of our production processes. We offer our customers a total guarantee, from control at reception of the raw materials and their traceability to delivery of our products.
Optimum quality of materials
LAYERTEX products are accredited by the ISO 9001:2008 standard, which guarantees the quality of all of our products, and by ISO 22716, a standard created by the ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation), which provides us with a Good Manufacturing Practices Guide for the cosmetic product industry. Good manufacturing practices strive to achieve high quality by establishing the appropriate directives to ensure the activities needed to obtain a product that meets the defined characteristics. Even though ours are single-use products, we firmly believe in being able to offer the best product for the optimum and safest hygiene.
Premium service is also a fundamental tenet of our business philosophy. We know how vital it is to maintain a fluid work flow between purchasing centres and our Order Reception and Dispatch department. This is why we commit to delivery by agreed-upon deadlines, thereby facilitating the daily tasks that healthcare centres offer their patients. Our products are elements of primary need, so we see this service as a priority and treat it as a huge responsibility for our company. Commercially, we offer a complete design service. So if you would like, we can personalise presentation of our products in line with your marketing department.
LAYERTEX S.L. is a company specialised in manufacturing and commercialising various products for personal hygiene, mainly single-use soapy sponges.
Currently, using single-use materials for patient hygiene is a mandatory practice in most healthcare centres. Numerous clinical studies have demonstrated that hygiene procedures using conventional REUSABLE products create a high risk of cross-infection between patients, simultaneously leading to significant costs due to the length of stay required in healthcare centres, as well as the costs of cleaning and disinfecting these materials.
For this reason, worldwide expansion of the use of SINGLE-USE products has been reinforced by the implementation of new technologies and the use of innovative raw materials. We thereby manage to obtain products that are daily more advanced, guaranteeing safety and quality in any area of personal hygiene, without incurring health risks. Furthermore, all of this leads to considerable financial savings for healthcare centres in which their use has been implemented.
Our R&D department, with this knowledge in mind, is continually perfecting our products to satisfy all of our customers.
All of our processes are subject to careful scrutiny during manufacture, handling and storage. Furthermore, they strictly comply with current regulations dictated by the Agencia Española del Medicamento (Spanish Medicines Agency) of the Spanish Ministry of Health and by the different regulatory bodies that oversee official certification for their manufacture. Our sales and distribution network extends throughout Spain and into international markets as widespread as Europe, Asia and North America.
WORLDWIDE INCREASE IN THE CONSUMPTION OF SINGLE-USE SOAPY SPONGES
In recent years, the sale and use of single-use soapy sponges in the sector of hospitals and senior citizens’ care homes has experienced considerable growth.2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
The ultimate objective of these trials was to design a sponge that contained a soapy gel impregnated in its fibres, which, in contact with water, would release its active ingredient and be ready for immediate application.
All of this aimed to reduce cross-infections which were constantly occurring among patients and healthcare staff as a result of different hygiene processes performed with reusable materials at that time.
The reduction of these infections was so considerable that the use of this type of sponge has grown exponentially in the last three decades. Nowadays, single-use soapy sponges are considered a product of absolute primary need in all healthcare centres where patient hygiene is required.
Furthermore, we can highlight the significant financial savings that are achieved using single-use soapy sponges, given that washing and disinfection of all the materials used during the hygiene process can be discontinued.
BENEFITS OF SINGLE-USE SOAPY SPONGES IN BODILY HYGIENE
LAYERTEX soapy sponges and mittens are single-use products that guarantee safe bodily hygiene in hospitals, medical centres, care homes, crèches and other centres.
Using LAYERTEX soapy sponges and mittens along with CELDRAP single-use drying towels means that healthcare professionals have all the tools they require for comfortable patient hygiene.
The choice of LAYERTEX single-use soapy sponges and mittens are a great savings opportunity given that cleaning and disinfection processes for reusable materials are no longer needed.