Reusa PPE FAQ

PPE Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled frequently asked questions about our PPE and brief answers to each below. If you have a question that isn’t clearly answered here or elsewhere on our site, please contact us.

Meeting our customers’ needs are our priority, and we welcome industry inquiries.

What are the washing/drying instructions for Reusa reusable PPE?

To ensure Reusa reusable gowns, caps and bonnets perform at their intended level, use the following care instructions for washing and drying.

Washing

  • Wash with warm mater (do not exceed 160° F)
  • Do not exceed 70% of the washer’s loading capacity
  • Use Extra Rinse cycle or Extra Water cycle
  • Use a low active alkalinity wash solution and thorough rinsing
  • Do not use chlorine bleach, antistats, antimicrobials or softeners

Drying

  • Dry on Low/Warm (do not exceed 130° F)
  • Do not exceed 70% of the dryer’s loading capacity
  • Do not use antistats or softeners

Reusa is the brand name of our reusable PPE.

Are Reusa isolation gowns autoclavable?

Yes. All of the gowns, caps and bonnets we manufacture are autoclavable.

How are the number of washes tracked?

We have worked with organizations to integrate both low and high-tech wash-tracking.

The low-tech method has been to simply print a 10×10 grid on the gown or item. Each time it is laundered or returns from being washed, a box is checked off. Higher tech solutions include integration with existing RFID laundry tracking systems as well as bespoke UHF/RFID/NFC automated solutions.

Printing a 10×10 wash tracking grid or opting for sewn-in UHF RFID tags is available as an option when ordering online.

Unsure? Contact us to discuss tracking options.

What is your FDA Registration number?

Our FDA Registration number is: 3016690615 and is listed under the entity Arizona Fashion Source, our company which filed for the FDA registration.

Reusa is the brand name of our reusable PPE.

What is the minimum order size?

There is no minimum order size. Our goal is to serve anyone who wants to purchase our reusable isolation gowns, whether they need one gown or thousands of gowns.

Where does Reusa ship products?

We currently ship to the United States only.

Does Reusa PPE need to be disposed of after 100 washes?

No. In fact, our after its 100-wash usable lifecycle our Level 2 and Level 3 PPE can start a new life as Level 1 PPE which carries far lighter restrictions.

This new life further reinforces Reusa PPE’s cost-benefit and positive environmental impact.

Can Reusa PPE be customized?

Yes. We can offer a wide variety of customizations. We encourage you to contact us with the specific needs of your organization.

Is disposable PPE harmful to the environment?

Yes. First, where PPE is concerned, the definition of disposable if clear: disposable means single use. Single-use, AAMI Level 2 and Level 3 disposable PPE is non-biodegradable and non-recyclable and therefore must be treated as waste.

That waste remains in landfills for decades.

Where can you buy Reusa reusable PPE?

You can buy Reusa reusable PPE isolation gowns on our website. Visit our PPE ordering page for more information.

Does Reusa make masks?

No. Reusa does not currently manufacture masks.

As we surveyed the PPE need, we felt our initial efforts were best geared toward designing and developing AAMI Level 2 and Level 3 reusable PPE.

If you are in need of American made N95 and surgical masks, please feel free to inquire as we do have relationships with domestic mask manufacturers.