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Posted on: November 26, 2018

H&H Medical Corporation Announces TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze

H&H TACgauze

James City County is pleased to announce that H&H Medical Corporation (H&H) has announced it will now manufacture TACgauze Wound Wrapping Gauze (TACgauze) at their headquarters located on McLaws Circle. Based on a joint research program with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, TACgauze was developed to use existing manufacturing processes 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 replacing woven cotton gauze, which has been standard protocol in controlling severe bleeding from wounds and for wound management for more than 50 years. Packing wounds and wrapping injuries with cotton gauze is traditionally taught at all levels of military and civilian emergency medicine.

TACgauze is a non-woven product that 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 gauze product that is significantly more absorbent by weight than standard cotton gauze. 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,” said Paul Harder, president of H&H. “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.”

TACgauze will be available by December 2018 in lengths of 4.5” wide by 120” long. The first edition will be a rolled version, both vacuum packed and sterilized. A version of TACgauze that is z-folded will be available by March 2019.

Since 1982, H&H has been dedicated to solving complex problems facing military and civilian responders. Recognized as a leading supplier of innovative pre-hospital trauma products, H&H manufactures and distributes such products as the Bolin Chest Seal™, H-Bandage™ compression dressing, H&H Compressed Gauze and Emergency Cricothyrotomy Kit. H&H was established in James City County in 2016 and designs and manufactures their products at their County headquarters.

For more information about H&H, please visit their website or Facebook page.

Media Contact:
Amy Jordan, Director of Economic Development
757-253-6607; amy.jordan@jamescitycountyva.gov 

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