BioFlex with its dimout feature has a Reflex 80 backing, designed exclusively for our healthcare range, which achieves an incredibly high standard of solar performance.
We utilised the properties of silver, producing an Antimicrobial ingredient which when added to our fabric ranges inhibits the growth of a wide range of micro organisms such as MRSA and E-coli. The safe natural inorganic silver components used have been proven to work throughout history, with no evidence of resistance to date.
These products inhibit the growth of bacteria between hospital cleaning programmes. During cleaning the number of bacteria on the fabric surface is reduced. Fabrics can be recontaminated between each cleaning programme resulting in bacteria levels increasing. Our treated fabric will keep the number of bacteria to a minimum. Especially, where high frequency traffic exists, or in areas where special requirements have to be catered e.g. Hospitals and food handling, the potential for cross contaminiation by harmful bacteria is immense. In recent years the problems of Hospital Acquired Infection and food poisoning in restaurants has brought these subjects more into the public domain.
It is essential that the Turnils healthcare products are used in conjunction with good hygiene practices such as increased surveillance, greater education and frequent hand washing. This product offers a secondary level of protection against cross contamination.
All fabrics in the Antimicrobial range are fire retardant to European Standards EN 13773 Class 1 or BS5867: Part 2: 1980, 'Specification for fabrics for curtains and drapes. Flammability requirements.'