Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze was developed to use existing manufacturing processes in the U.S. to create an affordable, effective, Berry Amendment compliant gauze for military and civilian use. With these measurable benefits, TACgauze marks the next generation of trauma gauze.
This nonwoven product incorporates a proprietary blend of bleached cotton, synthetic fibers, and True Cotton; a sustainable, chemical free, cotton product from T.J. Beall Company, into a nonwoven gauze product that is significantly more absorbent by weight than standard cotton gauze. Additionally, TACgauze sheds fewer fibers than standard woven cotton gauze, is less adherent to damaged tissues, and can be torn into smaller units for easier application.
“TACgauze represents the culmination of close to a decade of USDA research and commitment from partners like T.J. Beall,” says Paul Harder, president of H&H Medical. “We believed we could create a new gauze product that is better than current technology, at a competitive price, and made in the U.S. TACgauze meets all of those requirements.”
The TACgauze will be available by December 2018 in lengths of 4.5” wide by 120” long. The first edition will be a rolled version, vacuum packed and sterilized. A version of TACgauze that is z-folded will be available by March 2019.