Peel Away Labs, the New York-based startup renowned for its innovative and patented bedding products, today announced that its products would be sold and distributed by Medline Industries, the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies. This collaboration marks a significant step forward in the distribution of Peel Away Labs' flagship product—the revolutionary Peelaways patented sheets—to both retail and institutional partners across North America.
Peelaways are a type of fitted bed sheet and mattress protector that consists of multiple layers of soft, 100% waterproof sheets that can be effortlessly removed, layer by layer. The idea for Peelaways was conceived by Maxwell Cohen, the founder and CEO of Peel Away Labs, during his college years. Observing the hassle students faced with changing or washing dirty sheets and witnessing the struggle of his grandparents in changing their fitted bed sheets, Cohen realized the need for a more convenient and hygienic bedding solution. Peelaways, which are disposable, eliminate the need for laundering, resulting in considerable time, energy, and water savings.
"We are excited about our products being sold by Medline, the country's leading medical distributor, and will further our mission to transform the bedding industry by providing caregivers and healthcare institutions across North America with a groundbreaking solution that enhances patient care while streamlining the sheet-changing process," said Cohen.
According to a study conducted in 2020, approximately 41.8 million Americans provided unpaid care to an adult over the age of 50, constituting nearly 17% of the U.S. adult population. Out of these caregivers, 89% cared for a relative or loved one, such as a spouse. Changing bed sheets poses several challenges, particularly for caregivers. For example, physically lifting and manoeuvring the mattress to access the sheets can be arduous.
Peelaways offer a superior alternative for various reasons: they save time and effort by eliminating the need to strip and remake the bed fully, offer a hygienic option with easy layer replacement, and cater to individuals with mobility or dexterity issues as they remove the need to lift or manipulate the mattress during sheet changes. Hospitals can significantly reduce the time spent changing bed sheets, allowing staff to devote more time to patient care. With Peelaways, one nurse can accomplish the task in less than a minute, whereas it typically takes two nurses up to 15 minutes to change a sheet while the patient remains in bed.
Peel Away Labs first gained public attention with an early prototype of Peelaways, which was showcased on the renowned tv program "Shark Tank" in 2016, garnering acclaim for its innovative approach to bedding.
Peel Away Labs is changing the sheets for consumers and institutions. Entrepreneur Maxwell Cohen and Carol Suchman, his mother, knew there had to be an easier and more convenient way to change fitted bed sheets, and he created Peelaways, an innovative, multilayered, disposable sheet to address this void in the bedding industry. Peel Away Labs was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in New York City. For more information, please visit www.peelaways.com.
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