In many medical products, joins, stitches and zips have often proved the Achilles heel of fabrics with anti-microbial coatings. Current tests seek to determine what has been called the ‘zone of inhibition’ by researchers. This term describes the process by which effective anti-microbial products, such as Promedical, not only counter the replication or binary fission of cells that are in immediate contact with them, but also create an extended bacteria-free zone around themselves, vital for products that have been upholstered.
For many fabrics, general washing and humidity can over time turn them into the perfect environment for bacteria to survive and thrive. The nature of PVC coated textiles, however, combined with Expression’s dual-coat finish means that our fabric is extremely hydrophobic. Moisture, under normal humidity levels, will naturally evaporate from the surface, leaving it more difficult for bacteria to populate.
has proven to be highly effective in combating the spread of dangerous bacteria such as C-difficile, E-coli and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus, more commonly known as MRSA.
Independent laboratory testing, using control experiments, has shown very clearly that it is a weapon worth deploying against the spread of infection in healthcare environments.
Promedical was developed over a number of years in a unique collaboration between a leading British pharmachemical company and one of Europe’s industry giants. Contact us for more information.
Many anti-microbial systems consist of a very fine surface coating that might or might not be slowly rubbed away, diminishing its effectiveness over time. By contrast, Promedical is not only present in the surface of our material but also throughout the whole polymer coating, ensuring that its effectiveness will be retained throughout the lifespan of the product.