Several months into the Covid-19 pandemic, disinfectant wipes continue to be a hot commodity.
Clinell Universal Wipes offer hospitals a one-step combined cleaning and disinfectant wipe, suitable for use on clinical surfaces, killing at least 99.99% of germs, including Coronavirus.
Choosing impermeable, coated vinyl fabrics instead of woven fabrics in clinical settings aid hospitals in meeting the very demanding regulations in this sector.
Cordova Ultra vinyl gives hospitals peace of mind with its anti-microbial Silverguard production and Permashield resistance to abrasion and stains to help defend against most hospital infections.
Our commitment to the healthcare sector lies in developing fabrics with finishes and treatments that support infection control without damaging fabrics. When used on vinyl fabrics, disinfectant wipes can cause plasticizer migration which causes the vinyl to harder and crack.
Ingrid Martinez, our Healthcare Fabrics Market Manager had testing completed by Spradling® to test the viability of long term Clinell wipe use on Cordova Ultra vinyl after identifying numerous Sydney hospitals using the wipes.
After completing testing, Spradling commented:
- In direct contact the material shows a similar performance as the master sample.
- In the Wyzenbeek test, the material shows a similar performance as the master sample.
- In the aging test, the material shows a similar performance as the sample master. There is no changes of color and/or hand.
- In the cleaning resistance test (pen and marker stains), Permaguard topcoat is not affected.
“We recommend to use CLINELL UNIVERSAL WIPES on all samples. The material should be ALWAYS rinsed with water in order to avoid residues over the material.”
Spradling® testing has shown that with Clinell wipes do not cause plasticizer migration and do not cause any damage to the Cordova Ultra vinyl surface.
Ultimately, keeping high touch surfaces free of contaminants is of utmost importance. The versatile wipes are kind on surfaces and suitable for use on both vinyl surfaces and equipment.
Choosing Cordova Ultra vinyl to upholster furniture in clinical and non-clinical settings makes decontamination and infection control easier for staff.