The Covid-19 emergency brought a renewed awareness of the strategic importance of devices like masks, coats, and other protective clothes as well as of their proper certifications. Tests performed with wrong procedures or materials can bring to the commercialization of unsafe products.
The massive increase of the demand of medical devices (MD) and individual protection devices (IPD) brought to a significant enhancement of certification / verification requests. Among these devices, surgical masks, in the most performing version (TYPE IIR), must guarantee the protection against blood splashes. The synthetic blood designed by ReActive – Powder Technology is a safe, eco-friendly, ready-to-use, and verified product developed for this reason. This product has been designed to reduce as much as possible the time taken by splash tests.
The synthetic blood from ReActive – Powder Technology exists in two versions: the surgical mask variant (SBM) compliant with the ISO 22609:2004 standard, and the clothes variant (SBC) compliant with the BS ISO 16603:2004 standard. Every batch of SBM and SBC is tested before the packaging to certify its compliance with the required standards.
Synthetic Blood for Masks (SBM)
The synthetic blood (SBM) developed by ReActive – Powder Technology, currently under patenting, has been studied to execute the splash test requested by the BS EN 14683:2019 standard.
The splash test, described in details in the standard ISO 22609:2004, is used to verify the resistance of TYPE IIR surgical masks to blood and it cannot be executed simply using a colored liquid. On the contrary, the synthetic blood must feature well defined characteristics like a surface tension of 42.0 ± 2.0 mN/m. The use of improper liquids could bring to wrong results with the consequent commercialization of unsafe devices. The synthetic blood of ReActive – Powder Technology has been designed to fully guarantee the ISO 22609:2004 requirements.
The SBM is designed to reduce as much as possible the time necessary to execute the splash test: it is supplied ready for use and it can be directly employed. The customer can then focus the attention on the test execution looking directly at the ISO 22609:2004 standard, thus saving time and money while granting a safe product. The SBM is available in the 500 ml and 1000 ml format and it can be shipped in every EU country.
Surface tension, σ
42.0 ± 2.0 mN/m
1.005 ± 0.002 g/cm²
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Synthetic Blood for Clothes (SBC)
The synthetic blood for clothes (SBC) developed by ReActive – Powder Technology, currently under patenting, was studied to test the resistance of fabric materials to the penetration of body fluids according to the BS ISO 16603:2004 standard. This test, as the splash test for TYPE IIR surgical masks, requires a liquid with specific properties. A water resistant fabric, for example, could be completely ineffective in protecting from body fluids. The use of improper liquids could bring to wrong results with the consequent commercialization of unsafe devices. The synthetic blood proposed by ReActive – Powder Technology is designed to guarantee all the properties defined in the BS ISO 16603:2004 standard.
SBC is a product developed to reduce as much as possible the time necessary to perform the tests; it is ready-to-use, and can be employed without any further operation by the customer. The product will be available in two formats: 500 ml and 1000 ml.
Surface tension, σ
42.0 ± 2.0 mN/m
7.3 ± 0.1
2.700 ± 0.300 mPa∙s
12.0 ± 1.2 mS/cm