Our mission is, quite simply, to make life significantly cleaner, healthier, easier and a lot less costly – for dental and surgical, senior care and healthcare patients, parents, caregivers and facilities alike.
So whether you are, or a patient in, a practice, hospital or extended care facility, senior living community (independent or assisted living, skilled or memory care), a special needs school, daycare or even home care, GantGuard™ products are preventing cross contamination, protecting clothing and saving time and money.
In 2009, Gail Shaw had a “light bulb” moment while watching television. She saw men tucking napkins into their shirt collars, a woman spreading a napkin across her chest and tucking it into her bra straps and others fumbling to keep napkins in their laps.
After 6 years of research and development and working with a global adhesive giant to develop a hygienic adhesive that would stick to clothing and skin without leaving a residue, the GANTIK™ product was launched as the first adhesive paper napkin manufactured without silicone tape or reinforcement.
A few years later, Christian Viviers, a CEO and former consultant in the global paper and tissue manufacturing industry, was introduced to Gail Shaw through friends in the industry.
Shortly after, he founded Gant Medical, acquiring perpetual exclusive rights to patent pending technology (already granted in Europe, Australia and Russia) for the dental and medical markets in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
The rest is making history, every day.
Six years of research and development with a global adhesive manufacturer, and independent laboratory testing, results in a Gant Innovations exclusive adhesive that is non-toxic, non-irritating and adheres to clothing and skin, leaving no residue. Even at a small body weigh.
Three years of developing state-of-the-art manufacturing machinery, adhesive application systems and a special, impervious, bio-degradable fabric results in a superior Gant product. One that safely and mutually bonds with a hygienic adhesive that is released when the fabric is pulled apart – and one that can be economically produced to the highest quality standards..
There’s Gant innovation in product design, as well. Both GantGuard™ Dental and Surgical Bibs and GantGuard Clothing Protectors are uniquely designed for greater coverage and patient comfort; better protection around the collar; elimination of alligator clips, flimsy tabs and ties; elimination of sterilization and risk of cross-contamination; and send home a happy, stain-free patient.
Our optional Wall Mount and Portable Dispensers keep all GantGuard products within easy reach, freeing up cabinets, drawers and shelves to store other needed items and instruments.
Due to the Innovations above, in product, more innovative packaging is also possible. Unlike ordinary cloth bibs and protectors, GantGuard Dental and Surgical Bibs and Clothing Protectors come in rolls, providing more bibs and clothing protectors in less space per shipment at less cost.
FDA declaration of compliance: 21CFR Sec. 175.105.
European Food Safety Authority: Regulation (EU) No. 10/2011 and amendments
Non-toxic and ISO10993-5 Certified
Regulation (EU) No. 2023/2006
GantGuard products are also Gantik Authorized.
Non-irritating to skin and ISO 10993-10 Certified
Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung (BfR): By EFSA - EFSA Journal (2010) 8(3): 1541 and By EFSA – EFSA Journal (2007) 555-563, 1-31
Compliant with California’s Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act, also known as Proposition 65 or CA Prop 65.
Gant Innovations was awarded the prestigious ACQ5 Global Award 2017 for achievement, innovation and brilliance. Winners were chosen by the industry itself.
In 2016, Gant Innovations claimed the coveted Business World Magazine (BWM) Award for Company of the Year: Tissue and Hygiene Industry.