Water-soluble bags: all you need to know about this product

Image of a pack of water-soluble pouches in packs of 100 units for sale in the EAS Escarré online shop.

In our daily life we use various water-soluble products even though we are not aware of it. The most common example can be a dishwasher or washing machine pods.

This type of product is often wrapped in a type of plastic that we hesitate to remove until we check the instructions on the packaging, which indicate that it is not necessary. Suddenly, we find ourselves in front of a water-soluble product.

How are water-soluble bags made up?

Water-soluble bags are made from a derivative composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and organic plastics (water-soluble synthetic polymer) which dissolve in contact with water.

This is a biodegradable product also known in the market as ecological water-soluble bags, which are highly respectful with the environment as they do not leave any waste and are an excellent alternative to traditional plastics.

The most popular use is as a laundry bag. For example, in a hospital, nursing home, or health care facility, all contaminated clothing is stored in these water-soluble "plastic" bags.

This means that operators handling them will only have to take the bag and put it inside the washing machine, without the need to be in contact with the dirty or contaminated clothes.

Water-soluble bags in the textile industry

This product is commonly used in the textile industry, as it is one of the most effective solutions to prepare and store chemicals used in the dyeing process.

A practical example is when the dyer has to prepare the different pigment powders based on the recipe for the dosages.

The chemical powder can be perfectly measured and stored in precise quantities for each process and have it ready to use. After that, the operator only has to dip the water-soluble bag directly into the machine and that's it.

This procedure achieves excellent results as it speeds up the process of product availability in just the right amount. In contact with water, no residues are generated, and the garment is not affected, either by the composition of the recipe. Also, an aspect worth mentioning is that this product doesn’t generate obstructions in the machine.

Advantages of using water-soluble bags in textile production

The usage of water-soluble bags helps textile companies in their production to:

  • Calculate the exact quantity of chemical products and textile auxiliaries to be used in production, thus making the most of the product and saving on raw materials.
  • Reduce the time required for weighing and production calculations, which in turn helps to optimise textile processes.
  • Not altering the composition of the textile recipe to obtain better textile finishes.
  • Guarantees the quality of production.
  • Help to implement a sustainable process with no environmental impact.

At EAS we know how important is for our customers to have this type of articles, and how difficult it is to get them due to the great demand by the healthcare sector. For this reason, through our online shop, we offer a large stock of water-soluble bags.

If you have not tried this yet, we encourage you to do so and if you need help or advice do not hesitate to contact us.