M102: Australian Medical Sheepskin- AS4480-1 1998

Australian Medical Sheepskin Overlay (M102)

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HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskin- ( AS4480-1 1998)

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The " Gold Standard" of Medical Sheepskin. It is all about the WOOL. These specially selected very-fine wool Merino sheepskins are chosen because of their very high wool pile density and fine wool characteristics. Only 1 in 20 sheepskins produced in Australia are good enough to meet this recognised Standard( AS4480-1 1998) for  Australian Medical Sheepskin.

HiTemp means that these Medical Sheepskins have been specially tanned to enable washing up to 80 oC and drying up to 60 oC. These numbers are important for sheepskin and wool disinfection; an important consideration for clients who already have pressure sores and hospitals. These HiTemp UR Australian Medical Sheepskins are Warranteed for up to 50 washes in Woolskin, when appropriate washing procedures are used. 

Standards Australia: (AS4480-1 1998) specifies the Properties of Australian Medical Sheepskin:

  • well trimmed and pre-washed.
  • homogeneous wool pile of uniform length and density, well-defined staple and crimp, straight to light curl in appearance, free from pilling and vegetable matter. Wool shall not be felted.
  • leather is free from excessive natural fat and grease, free of faults, symmetrical. Can be further processed to give increased urine resistance and labelled accordingly. Leather shall not give off any pungent or rancid odour.
  • HiTemp wool colour must be Medical Green.
  • Wool fibre diameter shall be 26-34 µm and be 25- 30 mm long.
  • Flatness- at all times, the product should lie flat on a horizontal surface with minimum curling around the edges.
  • HiTemp Medical Sheepskins must have a minimum shrink temperature of 110o C and should not decrease more than 5 oC after 5 wash cycles.
  • Must be colourfast.

All of our Australian HiTemp UR Medical Sheepskins conform to the above standard and are warranteed by Shear Comfort for up to 50 washes; if washed in Woolskin using the prescribed procedures.



The letters UR designate that the skin has increased resistance to urine; making them suitable for incontinent patients. Sheepskins without this UR stamp will break down in the presence of urine. Urine will cause the leather to crack and the wool will fall out. Use in the bed and wheelchair 24/7, all year; for maximum benefit. Only authentic Australian Medical Sheepskins have the above stamp on the leather backing. Be aware that some sheepskins offered on the web are tanned to be HiTemp wash but are not UR (Urine Resistant). Look for HITEMP UR on the stamp for the very best products.

The Australian Medical Sheepskin Overlay is about 38" long x 28" wide- large enough to protect the body from the shoulders to below the buttocks. Every sheepskin is slightly different from all others. Some are a little longer, others are a little shorter but wider.

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Guaranteed for up to 50 washes in Woolskin when recommended washing procedures are used.





Wash in Woolskin- the special detergent developed by the tanning industry in Australia. Woolskin will clean, condition and disinfect the wool and the leather. Normal household detergents will damage the leather permanently. Machine wash and air dry on the back of a chair or on a drying rack.

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  • 5
    beautiful, plush sheepskin

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Oct 2016

    This is a first-impressions review; I will update as the product is used. But I will note that we've used other, similar products from this company in the past and we've been very happy with them. I expect to like these sheepskins just as much. For now, I will just say; that they feel wonderful.

Warranteed by Shear Comfort for up to 50 washes in Woolskin.
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