Category Archives: Information

Using medical gloves

Wash your hands before putting on sterile gloves. Make sure your gloves fit properly for you to wear them comfortably during all patient care activities. Some people are allergic to the natural rubber latex used in some medical gloves. FDA requires manufacturers to identify on the package labeling the materials used to make the gloves. […]

What are Nitrile gloves?

Nitrile is the superior material for today’s disposable gloves. Nitrile, also known as NBR, is a form of synthetic rubber with an unusually high resistance to oil, fuel and other chemicals. The more nitrile within the polymer, the greater the protection from oils, but the lower the flexibility. Nitrile has a higher puncture resistance than any other glove material. Nitrile also has a better chemical […]

N95 Respirators and Surgical Masks (Face Masks)

N95 Respirators Not for Use by the General Public The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not recommend that the general public wear N95 respirators to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including coronavirus (COVID-19). Those are critical supplies that must continue to be reserved for health care workers and other medical first responders, […]

How does heat sensitive paint work?

Heat sensitive or Thermochromatic paint is made with Liquid Crystals or Leuco Dyes. Liquid crystals are used in precision applications, when accurate temperatures ranges are required, however the color options are limited. Leuco dyes allow wider range of colors but response temperatures are not accurate. Liquid Crystals The orientation of the molecules changes with heat, […]

High Efficiency Video Coding (H.265)

H.265 is a video compression standard designed to substantially improve coding efficiency when compared to its precedent, the Advanced Video Coding (AVC), or H.264. An increasing growth of video streaming on the Internet over popular websites such as Netflix and YouTube, and with 4K cameras gaining new ground in the market, a considerable amount of […]

What Is a TFT Touch Screen?

If you’ve ever used a smartphone, tablet or touch screen computer, you’ve likely used a Thin Film Transistor touch screen. A TFT touch screen is a combination device that includes a TFT LCD display and a touch technology overlay on the screen. The device can both display content and act as an interface device for […]

The Hair Cuticle

The hair cuticle is the outermost part of the hair shaft. It is formed from dead cells, overlapping in layers, which form scales that strengthen and protect the hair shaft. Although the cuticle is the outermost layer, it is not responsible for the color of the hair. Melanin found in the cortex is the pigment […]