20 October 2016

Are all First Aid Plasters the Same Quality?

Following Steve's recent appearance on BBC One's Rip Off Britain, where we were asked by the programme on how to choose a good quality first aid plaster, we've now been asked by several customers if we'd write an article to explain what to look for in more detail.

Most of our existing customers who know us well, will know that we spend a lot of time and effort when we design an SP branded product, even on something as small and as simple as a plaster

Steve Bray, our MD and resident 'plaster expert' says "In the medical world there is no such thing as a 'simple product', even a first aid plaster has a huge number of manufacturing variables that can effect quality, efficacy, price, comfort and even the potential for allergic reactions."

Fabric - Comfortable and conforms easily around joints
Waterproof - Can cope with heavy use in water eg swimming & showering
Washproof - Can cope with light use in water eg walking out in light rain
HypoAllergenic - Ideal for sensitive skin
Detectable - Coloured blue and usually also x-ray metal detectable, for the catering industry.
Latex Free - Some people are allergic to latex
Zinc Oxide Adhesive - Excellent adhesive properties
Acrylic Adhesive - Lower risk of allergic reaction than Zinc Oxide but not as adhesive but still good depending on formulation

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