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Buchanan Protectors

Permanent Tracheostomy Protectors

The Buchanan Protector is more than just a neckworn bib. It is a serious medical device designed to improve the patients breathing.


It delivers unique benefits to neck breathers through effective product design and material composition — the crucial benefits delivered by the exclusive Hydrolox 1 Foam.

Key Benefits

  • Pure cotton, sandwiching Hydrolox 1 Foam, allows a soft fabric feel against the neck.
  • Hydrolox 1 Foam is effective in removing dust and dirt particles in the air, as well as providing moisture and warmth to inhaled air.
  • Wearing the protector will help to reduce the risk of chest problems caused by cold, dry, unfiltered air. The Buchanan Protectors feature a non adhesive tie strap.
  • High peel factor to prevent adhesion
  • Available in two sizes, large and small and are supplied in packs of 10, sufficient for one month’s supply. The protectors should be changed daily and washed no more than 3 times.





The original Buchanan protector was invented by a laryngectomy patient, William Buchanan of Renfrewshire, Scotland in 1967. Patented as ‘An Improved Respiratory Pad’ it was the first device of its kind to be added to the prescription register.

Kapitex developed the Buchanan® range further to include the Buchanan Lite which provides four layers of protection. The Buchanan® Lite includes a non-woven breathable polyester outer layer, with dual layer micro-fibre core. The Buchanan® laryngectomy range has been scientifically designed and tested to provide the highest levels of humidification and filtration. The Buchanan® Protectors are Class 1 medical devices and carry a CE mark as required by the Medical Device Directive (93/42/EEC).



To purchase these products or for more details, please contact our Customer Services team on 01937 580211.







Testing carried out by Cardiff University Hospital, Medical Device Evaluation Centre -Report Number 080119 – 2 March 2009 based on ISP 9360:1992 ‘Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment- heat and moisture exchangers for use in humidifying respired gases in humans’ and BS EN ISO 9360-1:2000 ‘Anaesthetic and respiratory equipment – Heat and moisture exchangers (HMEs) for humidifying respired gases in humans – Part 1: HMEs for use with minimum tidal volume of 250ml’.





Ordering Information
Order Number Description (mm) Sizing Pack Quantity
LA BUP 0001 216 mm x 208 mm Large Pack of 10
LA BUP 0002 140 mm x 114 mm Small Pack of 10

Available on NHS Prescription