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Foot and Calf Plate Protectors

Soften the unforgiving parts of any wheelchair.

Shear Comfort Foot and Calf Plate Protectors bring comfort and protection to otherwise unforgiving parts of the wheelchair. Elastic straps hold the sheep's wool pads in place, so you can enjoy extra protection and comfort in your wheelchair.

NEW Single Foot Plate Protector

We now stock a footplate protector designed to fit over wheelchairs with a singular footplate, so you can enjoy Shear Comfort protectors whatever your style of wheelchair.

All Shear Comfort products are machine washable, and guaranteed against deterioration for up to 50 washes.

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Benefits

Superior Pressure Redistribution

Shear comfort XD1900 is a fabric-backed medical sheepskin, unique to Shear Comfort. XD1900 has a fibre density higher than even the very best natural sheepskins - which gives it superior pressure redistribution properties. This is achieved by weaving natural wool to a fabric backing, and is not to be confused with artificial sheepskins created from synthetic ‘wool.’

Moisture Reduction

Moisture build up next to the skin can lead to maceration of the skin at the surface, affecting the properties of the skin. Wool is hydrophilic, meaning that it takes up or wicks away moisture from the skin. Wool can hold up to a third of its weight of water vapour before ‘feeling’ wet, and therefore helps to protect against maceration, and leads to greater comfort.

Friction and Shear Reduction

The outermost layer of protein on a fibre of wool makes it very smooth – making it easy for the fibres to move against each another and accommodate movement. This means that your skin moves across the surface with less resistance, keeping the shear and friction forces to a minimum. These forces can be a contributing factor towards a feeling of discomfort when seated or lying down.

Care and Washing Instructions

Wool Care Shampoo

Shampoo

This specialised wash was developed specifically for washing and conditioning sheepskin.

Many detergents will do a good job with wool, but Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo not only washes and disinfects wool, it also conditions sheepskin leather; keeping it soft and supple.

 This detergent is specifically formulated to clean, disinfect and condition washable sheepskin.  It kills and will remove mite allergens from all natural fibre products; including sheepskin, wool, fur, and feathers- an important consideration for people with dust mite allergies.

Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo is available in a handy 250 ml dispensing container that enables you to measure the exact quantity needed.  There is enough in a 250 ml bottle to wash a sheepskin 10 times. Also available in an economical 1 Litre container.

Ingredients

Contains natural Tea tree oil and conditioning agents for protection against dust mites and softer wool.

Shear Comfort Sheepskin Shampoo & Conditioner contains:

  • Tea tree oil ( Melaleuca alternifolia ) - a natural miticide (effective against dust mites), fungicide and bacteriostat.
  • A unique blend of surfactants and conditioning agents that lubricate the sheepskin leather and will give an improved lustre and handle to the wool fibre.

Good for You and Good for the Planet

Proven To Kill Dust Mites and Removes All Dust Mite Allergens

Our shampoo has been tested by WRONZ (Wool Research Organisation of New Zealand). WRONZ found that Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo is effective in killing dust mites and removes all dust mite allergens

Biodegradable

Shear Comfort Wool Care shampoo is biodegradable.

Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo does not contain enzymes, phosphates, peroxide, alkali or bleach, which can cause irreversible damage to sheepskin leather and harm the environment.

 

Washing Instructions

Shear Comfort is as easy to care for as your regular clothes

All Shear Comfort sheepskins have the ability to be washed at 80° C, effectively killing bacteria without shrinkage. Our sheepskins are warrantied against being washed 50 times at this temperature without any detrimental effects to the item.

Drying instructions

Shear Comfort products may be tumble-dried warm, without exceeding 60° C To air-dry Shear Comfort overlays, hang fleece-side down and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.

To air-dry Shear Comfort footwear or targeted protectors, release all fastenings and place fleece-side down on a drying rack and away from direct sunlight or heat sources.

  • Do not iron

  • Do not bleach

Specific Washing instructions

As our Shear Comfort Original items are backed with natural sheepskin, they require a slightly different washing technique from the XD1900, which is backed with fabric.

Please follow the washing instructions for your chosen item.

Shear Comfort Natural Sheepskin:

It is recommended that Shear Comfort natural sheepskin items are washed with the Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo with conditioner, which contains antibacterial tea tree oil and is effective against dust mites. If an alternative is used, it must be a non-ionic liquid detergent which has no enzymes, phosphates, peroxides, alkali or bleach.

Domestic washing instructions:

On a gentle cycle, wash your Shear Comfort product with approximately 20ml of Shear Comfort shampoo or approved detergent. Water must not exceed 80°C.

Industrial Washing instructions:

Wash on a gentle cycle wash for approximately 10 minutes in hot water up to 60°C using Shear Comfort shampoo or approved detergent. Rinse for approximately 3 minutes in warm water at approximately 35°C Wash on gentle cycle without detergent for approximately 8 minutes in water up to 80°C for thermal disinfection. Rinse for approximately 3 minutes in cool water.

Shear Comfort XD1900:

Shear Comfort XD1900 does not require special shampoo, and can be washed with normal household detergent up to a temperature of 80°C, although you can use Shear Comfort Wool Care Shampoo to condition the wool and utilise the fungicidal and matricidal properties of the shampoo.

XD1900 products can be laundered in the same way as Shear Comfort Natural sheepskins.

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