Body Bags & Shrouds
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Are a non-porous bag designed to contain a human body, used for the storage and transportation of corpses. Plastic body bag designs are much more superior, not least because they prevent leakage of body fluids, which often occurs after someone dies. Lightweight white body bags have since become popular because it is much easier to spot a piece of evidence that may have been jostled from the body in transit on a white background than on a black background.
Body bags are made of thick plastic and have a full-length zipper on them. Sometimes the zipper runs straight down the middle. Alternatively, the path of the zipper may be U-shaped. Depending on the design, there are sometimes handles (three on each side) to facilitate lifting. It is possible to write information on the plastic surface of a body bag using a marker pen. Some designs of body bags have transparent label pockets as an integral part of the design, into which a name-card can be inserted.
Body bags are not designed to be washed and re-used, with good reason. Aside from the obvious hygiene concerns, re-use of body bags could easily contaminate evidence in the case of a suspicious death. As a result, body bags are routinely discarded and incinerated after one use. Quantumed distributes Body Bags in Beige or White, as well as either the double sided tape method of closure or the zip method of closure. Sizes range from Infant through to Adult Extra Extra Large.
Used for centuries by many different religions, a shroud is a piece of plastic, used to wrap around a body in preparation for burial or cremation. Quantumed distributes Shrouds in Beige or White. Material used may be non-woven, beige plastic or white PVC. Sizes range from Infant through to Adult Extra Extra Large.