Surgical Drapes And Gowns

Priontex supplies both single-use drapes and gowns, under the Prionguard brand, as well as its traditional recyclable drapes and gowns. This provides our clients with the option to use whatever textile combination best suits their requirements. We are uniquely positioned to offer a hybrid solution of both single-use and reprocessed drapes in a single pack. Contact us for more detail.

Fabric Composition

Priontex has developed a proprietary laminate fabric that is strong and durable. This superior, high-tech, ultra-performance fabric is super-absorbent, chemical-resistant and impermeable to fluids, providing a barrier against viruses and bacteria.

The membranes used in our fabrics are only a few µm thick and are resistant to chemicals. Their elasticity and light weight make them ideal for use in textile composites. PrionTex has an excellent moisture vapour transmission rate which makes the fabric highly breathable. The membrane is integrated in surgical gowns or drapes and is protected by a polyester fabric and liner (3-layer sandwich construction). The fabrics are almost free of particles and have a high capacity to absorb fluids.

Priontex Barrier laminate textiles fulfil the criteria for high-risk procedures under the American, ASTM, and European EN standards.

All Priontex surgical fabric is tested to EN13795 standards
Barrier fabric is impervious
yet breathable

Priontex offers a comprehensive range of high and standard performance surgical drapes and gowns to satisfy the requirements of all procedure types.

Priontex recyclable laminate fabrics are manufactured by bonding a breathable membrane between 2 layers of textiles and coating the resulting product with a fluid proof solution for guaranteed waterproof protection. The membrane enables the laminated fabric to be waterproof from the outside while at the same time allowing perspiration to pass through from the inside.


Our laminates and microfibre fabrics are available in a lilac colour. Our recyclable gown offering includes:

Standard Performance Gown

Standard Performance

(Microfibre fabric)98%PES/2% Antistatic Carbon-Fibre with DWR (durable water repellent finish)
High Performancegown

High Performance

(Reinforced barrier in critical areas) 98%PES/2% Antistatic Carbon-Fibre with DWR (durable water repellent finish) with laminate barrier membrane in critical areas for use in high fluid procedures
Ultra Performance Gown

Ultra Performance

(Barrier reinforced throughout) 100% PES/PU Membrane 3-ply laminate & 98% PES Mirco-Fibre/ 2% Antistatic Carbon-Fibre for superior protection in high risk, high fluid conditions.

Did you know ?

The Priontex gowns and drapes can be washed and re-used more than 75 times. The fabric is tear and abrasion resistant and is more durable than cotton thus requiring fewer repairs.
Medical Drapes

Prionguard, a Priontex company, supplies a complete range of single-use specialised surgical drapes, gowns, gauze swabs, medical trays and ancillary products branded under the Prionguard™ name.

The Prionguard drape and gown portfolio is CE certified and fulfils the criteria for testing under EN13795 regulations, the European Norm standards for testing surgical drapes and gowns. The high quality single-use fabrics are used extensively in the international surgical environment, while many specialist drapes have been designed by South African theatre nurses and doctors specifically for our market.

Our extensive range of gowns, drapes and drape packs provide unique coverage for most surgical procedural requirements.

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