Dermatuff
Dermatuff
Dermatuff

Fragile Skin

The solution.............
ARTG (TGA) No.21864
Now all that is needed to protect fragile skin is a couple of pairs of DERMATUff Stockings or Sleeves to keep you protected…
  • Protects weak skin from skin tear accidents and subsequent care.
  • Protection against injury restores lost confidence which is common to sufferers from weak skin.
  • Saves painful injuries.
  • Elimination of skin tears prevents development of subsequent leg ulcers.
  • Helps eliminate the considerable inconvenience caused by such injuries.
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    The patented DERMATUff stockings for protection against skin tears, skin flaps and lacerations are made from impact resistant yarns purpose spun from hard aramids such as Kevlar, Twaron or Technora together with Nylon and a specialist weaving system. The weaving system utilises the purpose spun yarn to create a flat woven base with the yarn also 'looped' through it producing a mesh of loops on the inside of the stocking and a flat, slightly ribbed surface on the outside.

    The looping creates a cushioning and impact resistant effect and the purpose spun yarn further impact, cut, tear and abrasion resistance. The combination of the materials and construction work in a similar manner to body armour.

    The stockings do not contain any 'compression' as required by patients with Oedema, Lymphoedema or Vascular problems. However the elasticated nylon creates stretchiness so that the stockings will fit a wide range of leg diameters within each size without applying excess pressure and the top band is soft so that the pressure is less and therefore is not restrictive. The stockings are shaped in order to fit the leg as well as possible.

    The feet of the stockings are made from 'stretchy' cotton and will fit any size of foot. Three different sizes are available; Small, Medium, Large.

    The stockings are designed for multiple usages with washing between each usage. Above 180 washings the stockings may begin to loose their efficacy. This would equate to one year's use if just two pairs are used and washed after each day's usage.

    All materials used comply with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 - CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES - Tested for Harmful Substances. Registered with the MHRA as a Medical Device Class I
    The patented DERMATUff sleeves for protection against skin tears, skin flaps and lacerations are made from impact resistant yarns purpose spun from hard aramids such as Kevlar, Twaron or Technora together with Nylon and a specialist weaving system. The weaving system utilises the purpose spun yarn to create a flat woven base with the yarn also 'looped' through it producing a mesh of loops on the inside of the stocking and a flat, slightly ribbed surface on the outside.

    The looping creates a cushioning and impact resistant effect and the purpose spun yarn further impact, cut, tear and abrasion resistance. The combination of the materials and construction work in a similar manner to body armour.

    Three different sizes are currently available; Small and Medium and Large.

    The sleeves are designed for multiple usages with washing between each usage. Above 180 washings the sleeves may begin to loose their efficacy. This would equate to one year's use if just two pairs are used and washed after each day's usage.They can also be used as leg protectors instead of stockings if the dimensions are right.

    All materials used comply with the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 - CONFIDENCE IN TEXTILES - Tested for Harmful Substances. Registered with the MHRA as a Medical Device Class I


    The inner looping of Dermatuff creates a cushioning and impact resistant effect and the outer herringbone weave creates an impact, cut, tear and abrasion resistant surface. The combination of the materials including Kevlar and construction works in a similar manner to body armour. The integration of a small amount of lycra assists to hold the socks and sleeves in place. Kevlar Thread
    Polyamides like Kevlar are polymers made by repeating amides over and over again. By the way, polymers are large molecules composed of repeating structural units typically connected by covalent chemical bonds. Although polymers large class of natural and synthetic materials with a wide variety of properties. Amides are simply chemical compounds in which part of an organic (carbon-based) acid replaces one of the hydrogen atoms in ammonia (NH3). Amides are amine derivatives of carboxylic acids. So the basic way of making a polyamide is to take an ammonia-like chemical and react it with an organic acid. This is an example of what chemists call a condensation reaction because two substances fuse together into one.
    In other words, Kevlar is synthesized from the monomers 1,4-phenyl-diamine (para-phenylenediamine) and terephthaloyl chloride. The result is a polymeric aromatic amide (aramid) with alternating benzene rings and amide groups. When they are produced, these polymer strands are aligned randomly. To make Kevlar, they are dissolved and spun, causing the polymer chains to orient in the direction of the fibre.

    Kevlar has a high price at least partly because of the difficulties caused by the use of concentrated sulfuric acid in its manufacture. These harsh conditions are needed to keep the highly insoluble polymer in solution during synthesis and spinning.
    Chemical structure of Kevlar Kevlar can be used by itself or as part of a composite material (one material combined with others) to give added strength. It's probably best known for its use in bulletproof vests and knifeproof body armor, but it has dozens of other applications as well. It's used as reinforcement in car tires, in car brakes, for boatbuilding, in the strings of archery bows, and in car, boat, and even aircraft bodies. It's even used as a tough, durable building material.

    The worldwide recognition Kevlar® brand fiber has earned as a high-performance material for helping to protect human life extends far beyond the body armor used by the military and law enforcement community. A unique combination of properties makes Kevlar® the first choice for an ever-growing number of applications where a reduction of weight, increase in strength and resistance to corrosion produce significant improvements in safety and efficiency. Today, Kevlar® is used in everything from airplane parts to reinforced suspension bridge structures to suspension bridge cables to fiber optic cables, not to mention a variety of consumer goods. Chances are you either use Kevlar® or come into contact with it on a regular basis.

    DuPont™ Kevlar® is a para-aramid (aromatic polyamide) fibre that comes in different forms, each suited to a specific set of consumer and industrial applications. DuPont offers Kevlar® in the form of cut fibre that can be converted into yarn or thread, continuous filament yarn, fibrillated pulp, and sheets that provide the structure for mechanical paper. As our customers continue to use Kevlar® to help enhance performance and increase safety, DuPont works with them to explore new possibilities for Kevlar® innovations.

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