Healthcare Fabrics and Finishes ~ 1

27.12.2011 § Leave a comment

Do I need an antibacterial finish? Which brand should I pick?

Each of the different healthcare finish brands is slightly different, but for the most part they are very similar. It is like selecting between different brands of cleaning solutions; they each have slightly different ingredients, but all three use fluorocarbons, which is the main component for their stain resistance. To my understanding, the percentages of fluorocarbon content from most to least are Crypton, Nano-Tex, then GreenShield. « Read the rest of this entry »

Mold, Mildew, and Bacteria

01.07.2011 § 1 Comment

When to use antimicrobial finishes
I’m drawn to performance fabrics because they solve problems for customers.  In hot and humid places, mold and mildew can be a real headache indoors, let alone for outdoor use.  For the interior fabric industry, many fabrics are labeled as “mildew resistant.”  This might not mean that the fabric has been treated with any chemicals, simply that the fiber itself is inherently bacteria-resistant.  « Read the rest of this entry »

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