BioSeal Systems Introduces Revolutionary Containment Bags for the Death Care Industry
BioSeal Systems in San Diego recently introduced containment bags for human remains that will supplant the widely used, low-grade bags made overseas. The company's new TC BodyBags, attracted thousands of visitors to a display at the National Funeral Directors Association Expo in Austin, TX, and resulted in several global distributors for BioSeal.
The TC (total containment) Bag is an entry-level containment product unlike the ultimate containment systems that BioSeal Systems has supplied to disaster relief organizations, hospitals, crime-scene investigators and coroners for more than a decade. Yet it is superior to the more common white body bags made overseas.
The TC BodyBags are constructed of transparent plastic layers, which are coated with a proprietary adhesive formula that will not stick to any surface other than itself. They are transparent, self-sealing, re-sealing, airtight and watertight.
"That makes them absolutely safe around delicate tissues of human remains," says BioSeal Systems founder Edward L. McWilliams. “They provide full-containment solutions to every level of those working in the death care industry.”
Inside the TC BodyBags are brown paper liners that can be discarded, used as absorbent pads or used to conceal remains. Once sealed, the bags can be opened for inspections and then resealed as many times as the user thinks necessary.
Each bag is delivered as a single pouch, which can be trimmed to fit any size of remains and then stored, shipped, or cremated. They each hold up to 275 pounds of weight and are sold in cartons of 10 for $148.30.
"We had expected at the expo to generate some enthusiasm within the funeral industry with our new technology. But we never imagined, nor were we prepared for, the reaction that we received," adds McWilliams, referring to more than 3,500 visitors he received at the display, many of them funeral directors from around the world placing advance orders.
“Everyone was aware they were looking at a one-of-a-kind product. The traffic was so dense at our booth that the show’s management people were considering moving us to a larger area.”
When the Expo closed, samples of the TC BodyBags were sold out and the company had pre-sold 150 cases of the product in addition to acquiring five new distributors from countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Germany and others.
McWilliams is available for interviews to share further details about the TC BodyBags and/or provide samples and photographs of the product.