Fabric ‘Care’ is perfectly suitable for hospitals, thanks to its antimicrobial finishing that is resistant to bacteria and aggressive cleaning methods without fading color. The light filtering screen fabric of 100 % polyester is available in five light colors. Screen Natural Medi Care is PVC free and safe for direct skin contact. Its antimicrobial protective coating helps to prevent the growth of stains, odor-causing bacteria, mold and mildew.
The fabric may be treated with selected disinfection and cleaning additives. Non-oxidizing cleaning agents may be applied according to manufacturer´s guidance by spraying or wiping. Due to the variety of different commercial substances, pre-tests should be done at a non-visible area in advance to prevent optical changes. Good experiences have been made using disinfectants based on BenzylAlkyldimethylammoniumchlorides such as Mikrobac® forte by Hartmann AG or active ingredients based on Phenoxyethanol, Aminopropyldodecylamine and Benzalkoniumchloride such as Incidin® Pro by Ecolab.
Antimicrobial according to AATCC 30 and 147 without the use of silver ions. The two components used for the antimicrobial properties are 2-Octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-on (OIT) and zinc-pyrithione.
The fabric treated with biocide is protected from undesirable bacterial and fungal infection. The active agent biocide explicitly protects the material and inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungus, in other words, it has bacteriostatic and fungistatic effects. The finished article is not a biocidal product that requires authorisation; the active agent used has been officially approved. The Biocides Regulation must be taken into consideration when the product is placed on the market.