Breakthroughs in medicine and treatments are obviously the big stories that make the front pages in all the papers and medical journals. But there’s a much quieter revolution that can play a vital role in helping to aid recovery and prevent the spread of secondary infections. The Sanitized® Silver antimicrobial finish protects treated materials against microbes.
Sanitized® Silver is based on the well-understood and valued antibacterial effects of silver. The Sanitized® technology has taken these properties and enhanced them so that they can be more easily harnessed and applied to fabrics – giving an exceptionally effective treatment that inhibit the growth of bacteria. This is achieved by using silver ions embedded in an innovative carrier system, free from any nano particles.
The benefits in hygiene terms are clear. Not only in hospitals but in primary care – including doctors and dentists’ surgeries, clinics, nursing homes and residential homes for the elderly. It brings a reliable and durable bacteriostatic effect that acts against a broad range of bacteria including MRSA, VRE and NDM-1.
Sanitized® Silver also offers improved wearing comfort for healthcare professionals. Acting like a like a built-in deodorant, it prevents the development of unpleasant odours caused by bacteria. It also keeps fabrics fresh and comfortable, which is a welcome feature in garments worn by personnel as well as patients. Just as important, the finish has excellent wash fastness. 50 wash cycles according to EN ISO 6330 (2A) 60 degrees.
Some important facts about Sanitized® Silver Technology