Protective Apparel

Medline US has been manufacturing protective apparel for over 40 years.

Why choose Medline?

Why are more hospitals and purchasing groups choosing Medline for their all-around protection? We know you rely on disposable apparel to keep your staff protected and comfortable. For this reason, we use fine materials available for protection, offering a great level of comfort. We apply high quality standards to our products in our manufacturing facilities.

EU Directives to classify protective apparel

Directive 93/42/EEC: applies to medical devices and their accessories. Medical device means any instrument, apparatus, appliance, software, material or other article, whether used alone or in combination, including the software intended by its manufacturer. These products are Class I non-sterile as they are used to limit cross contamination.

Directive 89/686/EEC1: commonly referred to as PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), this text lays down the conditions governing its placing on the market and free movement within the community and the basic safety requirements which PPE must satisfy in order to ensure the health protection and safety of users.

How to choose the right material:

Spunbond Polypropylene

The standard fabric for basic protective apparel; formed by bonding fibers together to form a single layer of breathable, woven-like material. Its main advantages are economy and comfort.

Spunbond Polypropylene

Multi-Ply Material

This fabric consists of inner layers of meltblown polypropylene sandwiched between outer layers of spunbond polypropylene. Strong, resistant and breathable, this multi-layer material provides an optimal mix of protection and comfort. Appropriate for extended wear situations. Available in light weight and medium weight options.

Medium Weight Multi-Ply Protection and Comfort Levels
Light Weight Multi-Ply Protection and Comfort Levels

Coated Polypropylene

This fabric is created by coating soft, spunbond polypropylene with a layer of impervious polyethylene. This material is ideal for any situation demanding a high level of protection. Available in medium weight and heavy weight materials.

Coated Polypropylene Coated Protection and Comfort Levels


This single layer of polyethylene film provides tremendous barrier properties. This film is ideal for situations when imperious materials are needed.

Polypropylene Protection and Comfort Levels

Prevention Plus

This impervious and breathable material consists of a hybrid film laminated between two layers of bi-component spunbond material. This fabric is ideal when impervious protection is needed. .

Prevention Plus Protection and Comfort Levels

These products are non sterile class I medical devices or Personal Protective Equipment devices. Please contact Medline Australia for product classification.