What is the purpose of a lab coat?

When used in the laboratory, lab coats protect against accidental spills, e.g., acids. In this case, they usually have long sleeves and are made of protective disposable material.

What does lab coat mean?

It is a loose-fitting usually white coat with deep pockets that is worn in a laboratory or medical facility.

Does lab coat protect you?

Lab coats can prevent small splashes from contacting your skin and/or contaminating your street clothes, and this is quite important, but they do not do much more. Do not continue to wear a lab coat if there is a reasonable chance that chemical contamination from it will reach your clothes or your skin.

Disposable vs. Reusable Lab Coats?

Industry professionals choose disposable lab coats for a variety of reasons. Although there are a handful of specific scenarios in which a reusable lab coat may be better suited for an isolated task, the pros of disposable lab coats often exceed the few benefits reusable lab coats offer without the drawbacks. Depending on your needs, disposable lab coats can outperform reusable lab coats and provide you with the convenience and coverage your employees require. In the debate between disposable vs. reusable lab coats, we believe disposable coats win.

Why Use Disposable Lab Coats?

Disposable lab coats are simultaneously cost-effective and high-quality products that provide great protection against fluids and hazardous substances.  If your lab coat is too soiled, damaged or have gotten exposed to hazardous substances that put others at risk, you can discard them immediately without feeling like you’ve thrown your investment in the trash.

If your employees work within contexts that involve medicine, biological sciences, or clean rooms, we understand you can never risk cross-contamination. Reusable lab coats force you to either purchase additional boxes every time your inventory gets contaminated, or risk cross-contamination by wearing them again. Disposable lab coats eliminate these issues. You can store and discard these resources in a contained area to fully prevent any chance of their cross-contamination.

What are Examples of Disposable Lab Coats?

  • Doctors and Nurse practitioners
  • Asbestos and lead abatement
  • Assembly
  • Clean rooms
  • Dental work
  • Food processing and service
  • Lab work
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical
  • Mold remediation
  • Pet care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Spray painting