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Disposable surgical drapes, gowns and air suits

PCR information

This document provides Product Category Rules (PCR) for the assessment of the environmental performance of disposable surgical drapes, gowns and air suits, used for patients, clinical staff and equipment corresponding to UN CPC 35290 Other articles for medical or surgical purposes, and the declaration of this performance by an EPD®.

PCR updated 2019-02-13

Version 1.1 of this PCR was published and may now be used to develop and register EPDs for this product category. See the document for a version history.

The new version is compliant with GPI 3.0 and the latest PCR basic modules. Version 1.0 is valid for a transition period of six months until 2019-08-13. Please contact the secretariat for further information.


Version 1.11 contains only correction of spelling errors and minor editorial changes.

Detailed information

Name: Disposable surgical drapes, gowns and air suits
CPC Codes:35290 Other articles for medical or surgical purposes
Date of publication: 2017-04-12
Registration number: 2017:01
Date of expiration: 2021-04-12
Version: 1.11
GPI version: General Programme Instructions 3 (2017-)
Based on: PCR Basic Module: Other chemical products; man made fibers
Related PCR: Service of providing washed and sterilized reusable surgical drapes and gowns used for patients and clinical staff
Other contributors:

Geographical scope: Global
PCR committee: Hartmann Foromed srl, 3M, Dr. Paolo Simon Ostan
Appointed PCR moderator: Carlo Properzi  Hartmann Foromed srl

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