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Οδηγίες σωστής διαχείρισης στα καινούργια παγούρια σιλικόνης ιατρικων εφαρμογων

Οδηγίες σωστής διαχείρισης στα καινούργια παγούρια σιλικόνης ιατρικών εφαρμογών

--SMELL REMOVAL IF ANY: 1. Fill the bottle to 3gr or more green tea and at least 80% of 90o C boiling water close the cap and seal the bottle for 2 hours, discard tea and water. Dry it naturally. Repeat second time if necessary. 2.  Periodic cleaning with cleaning tabs helps keep the reservoir and the tube free from taste and odor. Clean regularly for best results. Fill the bottle to water close the cap , seal the bottle for 2 hours, discard water. Dry it naturally.

--Αφαίρεση τυχόν εναπομείναντος μυρωδιάς1. Γεμιστέ το μπουκάλι με 3gr πράσινο τσάι τουλάχιστον και 80% με 90o C βραστού νερού. Σφραγίστε το για 2 ώρες, απορρίψτε το περιεχόμενο και αφήστε το να στεγνώσει. Επαναλάβετε 2η φορά αν χρειάζεται. 2. Περιοδικό πλύσιμο με ταμπλέτες καθαρισμού κρατάνε το παγουρι σας απαλλαγμένο από τις οσμές και την πιθανή γεύση μπουκαλιού. Όσο πιο συχνά τόσο πιο καλά αποτελέσματα. Γεμιστέ το μπουκάλι με νερο και την ταμπλετα, σφραγίστε το για 2 ώρες, απορρίψτε το περιεχόμενο ,αφήστε να στεγνώσει.

Μπορούν να πλυθούν  και στο πλυντήριο πιάτων. Μπορούν να πλυθούν  και στο πλυντήριο πιάτων Μαλακό Αλλά με Αντοχή Στη Φθορά για ζεστά και για κρύα ροφήματα από -40C ως +147C

-Σιλικόνη - 100% Food Grade Silicone ίδια με εκείνες στις βρεφικές πιπίλες
-Όλα τα μέρη του ταπερ είναι πιστοποιημένα κατά τα πρότυπα FDA/LFGB
-Η σιλικόνη είναι ελεγμένα κατάλληλη για χρήση φαγητού ως και για μεγάλο εύρος ιατρικών εφαρμογών

Fletching Your Arrows

Fletching Your Arrows

What is Fletching?

Near to the rear of an arrow, there are three feathers or plastic vanes – two of one colour, and the other in a contrasting colour – collectively called the fletching. The purpose of the fletching is stability. When all is going to plan, and the arrow is flying in a perfectly straight line, the fletches will slice through the air without changing the course of the arrow. If, on the other hand, the arrow is wobbling, and its tail is not perfectly following its tip, it will be brought back into line and stabilised, due to friction between the fletching and the air.

For centuries, fletching was made of feathers – after all, they’re nature’s own design, and they obviously work. Despite enormous leaps forward in technological design, feathers are still contenders in a ‘Who’s best?’ contest. In fact, even the new kid on the block, the compound bow, is sometimes spotted shooting arrows with feather fletching.

Understanding the Structure of a Flight

The rigid structure of interlocking barbs and hooks in a primary flight feather is due to a protein called keratin, which allows the feather to retain its shape when wet. Although the right kind of feather will not be ruined by getting wet, it will, nevertheless, be heavier with the added weight of water. But if you’re set on using feather fletching, you can use a waterproofing powder, designed specifically for this purpose.

The rough, latticed surface of a natural feather is second to none when it comes to creating friction with air, and this is a big attribute when it comes to stabilisation. And despite amazing advancements in the science of synthetic materials, no plastic vane is anywhere near as lightweight as a feather.

If you want to learn more about the things to look for when buying archery items, check out our Buyers Guide to Archery for Newbies, or the Buyers Guide to Archery for Pros.

Feather versus Plastic


However, the most popular choice of fletching for today’s archer is the inexpensive, durable, waterproof plastic vane. Available in a seemingly endless range of colour and size, these soft, flexible vanes can be easily applied in whichever formation you prefer. Even after a fair amount of rough treatment, they’ll pop back into shape; and if they become really warped, you can usually get them back into shape with a bit of heat treatment – a hair drier is the best thing to use.

If you choose plastic vane fletching, you must also make a decision about the angle (or turn) of the fletch on the arrow shaft. Will your priority be speed, or accuracy? Will your choice be restricted by the design of your bow?

A straight fletch is affixed to the shaft in a perfectly straight position, running parallel with the shaft itself. The vane slices through the air, causing minimal friction, and therefore no loss of speed. However, because straight fletching prevents the arrow from spinning, the arrow can become unstable and less able to right itself. This disadvantage becomes more significant the further you have to shoot.

The helical fletch is attached to the arrow’s shaft at an angle, and the fletch itself is also curved, creating maximum wind resistance, and therefore plenty of spin. This spin will help to stabilise your arrow in the same way that a pellet is stabilised by the rifling effect of an airgun. Stability, of course, leads to improved accuracy, but the large amount of friction that causes this fast spin will slow your arrow down.


Which Flies Better – Helical or Straight?

The helical formation is really the only option for feather fletching, as it’s just about impossible to force the naturally curved feather into a straight line. Helical fletching is also ideal for bows of low draw weight. With less speed, there is less stability, so the more spin you can get, the better.

But is there a middle road between the straight and the helical fletch? Yes, there is! It’s the offset fletch.

The offset fletch is straight, but it’s turned at an angle on the arrow shaft. This is an effective solution in cases where the arrow rest doesn’t provide enough clearance for helical fletching to pass through. Contact between the arrow rest and the fletching will compromise speed and stability.

In the case of helical or offset fletching, which way should the arrow spin? The answer is, in general, clockwise – to the right, as you look at the arrow from the nock. It’s all to do with the thread of the tip. When the arrow enters the target counter-clockwise, the tip will unscrew; when it goes in clockwise, it will tighten.

To ensure a clockwise spin, make sure that the upper end of the fletch (the end closest to the tip) is offset to the right as you look down on the arrow from the nock end.

Does Size Matter?

Now, what about size? Does it matter? Well, yes, it does.

When shooting over long distances – 100 meters or more – you’ll do well to use fletches of at least 4” long. The further your arrow travels, the more vulnerable it is to instability. Therefore, every bit of surface area in your fletching will count. Whether you choose to use straight, offset, or helical fletching will depend on other variables in your equipment and environment.

Choosing Your Compound Bow

Choosing Your Compound Bow

The energy in the speeding arrow is transferred from the bow, and the energy stored in the bow is transferred from the archer’s body. Even a ‘powerful’ bow won’t do the work by itself!

What is the Right Draw Weight?

A compound bow reaches its peak draw weight before full draw. This is due to the letting-off mechanism, which releases much of the pressure at the final stage of the draw. So, the peak draw weight occurs before the bow is fully drawn.

A compound bow’s draw weight is usually adjustable within a range of 10 or 15lbs and is adjusted by tightening or loosening the bolts that join the limbs to the riser. A bow that’s advertised as having a 60lbs draw weight can be adjusted to a draw weight of anything between 50lbs (or possibly 45lbs) and 60lbs. If you’re new to archery, don’t try to shoot with too great a draw weight to begin with. Start on the low side; upper body strength will soon build up with practice.

This is a generalised guide to appropriate draw weight:

  • Children (6-9 years): 10-20 lbs
  • Children (9-12 years): 20-35 lbs
  • Teenagers and smaller women: 35-45 lbs
  • Women: 45-55 lbs
  • Men: 55-70 lbs

How to Measure Draw Length

Draw length is the distance between the grip (on the riser) and the centre of the string at full draw. Unlike a traditional bow, a compound bow must be drawn to its maximum capacity, and no further. This means that your compound bow must be the correct draw length for you.

To find out your draw length, use this simple formula:

arm span divided by 2.5

Measure your arm span, which is usually equal to your height, and divide by 2.5. If your arm span is 68”, your draw length will be 28” (68/2.5). If your arm span is 73”, your draw length will be 30” (73/2.5). If your arm span is 60”, your draw length will be 24” (60/2.5) … and so on.

The longer the draw length, the longer the power stroke, which equates to higher arrow velocity. In fact, 1” of draw weight is worth about 10 feet per second (FPS) of arrow speed. A bow’s speed is always tested at 30” draw length. So, if your bow’s speed is advertised as 300 FPS, and your draw length is 25”, you can expect to shoot arrows at a maximum velocity of 250 FPS.

What is the Brace Height?

A bow’s brace height is the distance between the deepest part of the riser to the string (at rest). A shorter brace height means a longer draw stroke, which means more stored energy.

The brace height is related to the overall draw length. If your draw length is 26”, and your bow has a brace height of 6”, the distance over which you’re actually pulling (and storing energy in the bow) is 20”. A fellow archer, who has a draw length of 28” and a bow of 8” brace height, will also be pulling over a distance of 20”.

Because the other chap’s arrow remains in contact with the bow for longer, his arrow will have more stability. If your bow has a brace height of 8”, your pulling distance will be 18”, and your arrows will be more stable … and they’ll be slightly slower.

Choose Wisely

Does speed really matter?

Yes, of course it does, to a point. But don’t let a desire for speed take priority over comfort, accuracy, and safety. Go with your correct draw length. A slight loss of speed is insignificant when compared to the consistent accuracy that can be achieved with a well-suited bow.

Πρότυπο OEKO-TEX® Standard 100

Το πρότυπο Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 είναι ένα ανεξάρτητο σύστημα ελέγχου και πιστοποίησης για κλωστοϋφαντουργικά προϊόντα σε ακατέργαστη, ενδιάμεση και τελική μορφή. Παραδείγματα για είδη με δυνατότητα πιστοποίησης: ακατέργαστα και βαμμένα/ εξευγενισμένα υφάσματα και πλεκτά, έτοιμα είδη (ενδύματα όλων των ειδών, κλωστοϋφαντουργικά είδη οικιακής χρήσης, κλινοσκεπάσματα, θηλειωτά υφάσματα, κλωστοϋφαντουργικά είδη παιχνιδιού κ.π.ά.)



Οι έλεγχοι επιβλαβών ουσιών περιλαμβάνουν:

1) σύμφωνα με τους νόμους απαγορευμένες ουσίες

2) υποχρεωτικά ελεγχόμενες κατά νόμον ουσίες

3) γνωστές επιβλαβείς για την υγεία ουσίες (για τις οποίες ωστόσο δεν υπάρχει ρύθμιση από νόμο)

4)καθώς και παραμέτρους για προληπτικά υγειονομικά μέτρα

Στο σύνολο τους οι απαιτήσεις υπερβαίνουν σαφώς τις υπάρχουσες εθνικές νομοθεσίες.


Εργαστηριακοί έλεγχοι και κατηγορίες προϊόντων

Οι έλεγχοι επιβλαβών ουσιών της OEKO-TEX® προσανατολίζονται πάντα στην πραγματική χρήση του κλωστοϋφαντουργικού είδους. Όσο πιο έντονη είναι η επαφή ενός προϊόντος με την επιδερμίδα, τόσο πιο αυστηρές απαιτήσεις για την ανθρώπινη οικολογία πρέπει να πληροί.


Αντιστοίχως διαφοροποιούνται τέσσερις κατηγορίες προϊόντων:

 Κατηγορία I:

κλωστοϋφαντουργικά είδη για μωρά και μικρά παιδιά έως 3 ετών (ενδυμασία, παιχνίδια, κλινοσκεπάσματα, θηλειωτά υφάσματα κλπ.)

Κατηγορία II:

κλωστοϋφαντουργικά είδη που έρχονται σε επαφή με το δέρμα (εσώρουχα, κλινοσκεπάσματα, κοντομάνικες φανέλες κλπ.)

Κατηγορία III:

κλωστοϋφαντουργικά είδη που δεν έρχονται σε απευθείας επαφή με το δέρμα (σακάκια, παλτά κλπ.)

Κατηγορία IV:

υλικά εξοπλισμών (κουρτίνες, τραπεζομάντιλα, επενδύσεις ταπετσαρισμένων επίπλων κλπ.)



 Προϋπόθεση για την πιστοποίηση κλωστοϋφαντουργικών προϊόντων σύμφωνα με το πρότυπο OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 είναι ότι όλα τα τμήματα ενός είδους ανεξαιρέτως θα πληρούν τα απαιτούμενα κριτήρια, δηλαδή εκτός της υφασμάτινης επικάλυψης για παράδειγμα και οι κλωστές ραφής, τα ενθέματα, οι ετικέτες κλπ. καθώς και τα μη κλωστοϋφαντουργικά αξεσουάρ όπως κουμπιά, φερμουάρ, πρεσαριστά κουμπιά κλπ.


Hipora is a 3 layer membrane that prevents water from coming in while letting moisture out. It has a microporous structure. It is premium fabric with a polyurethane coating, the layers of material have tiny holes in it so water cannot get in, but moisture can. 

The first layer will prevent any water from getting in. It has pores less then .5 um in diameter. The opening is so small to prevent the water from entering, but letting moisture out.

The second layer is a honeycomb structure that lets moisture in to let it expel through the first layer. It absorbs the moisture so your body does not get sweaty while letting the moisture slowly leave. This is all at a microscopic and macroscopic levels you will never feel.

The third layer is very dense for added protection against water. This is the layer closest to you and makes sure no water can come in.

All three layers combined create Hipora and that is what we use in most of our gear.  We have used the technology on the snow and have always had great success. This technology actually meets O.S.H.A.Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29CFR 1910.1030).   We may not recommend you use it in that environment, but is a testament to its quality.