HERCULITE BLOG

A Beginner's Guide: What is Antimicrobial Fabric?

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Feb 16, 2017 12:00:00 AM

Antimicrobial fabric, what is it? What’s it made of? Why is it effective?

What do you need to know about this specialty fabric and why is it great for use in so many products?

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Topics: Antimicrobial Fabrics, Healthcare Fabrics

How Herculite Became One of America's Most Trusted Medical Textile Companies

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Nov 7, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Herculite Inc. is a trusted specialty fabric company whose medical textiles set the standard in the industry. Herculite’s Sure-Chek® brand healthcare fabrics are the original textiles that were patented for use as protective coverings.

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Topics: Antimicrobial Fabrics, antimicrobial Fabric protection, Healthcare Textiles, Healthcare Fabrics

Characteristics of High Quality Antimicrobial Textiles

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Oct 3, 2016 3:07:00 PM

Did you know that a hospital acquired infection (HAI) occurs in about one of 25 hospitals every day? According to the most recent data from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), there were 721,800 HAI infections in 2014; this is the most recent data published in 2016 by the CDC. While that number might be high, it’s still an improvement over years past, according to a CDC progress report.

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Topics: Healthcare Fabrics, Healthcare Textiles, Antimicrobial Fabrics, antimicrobial Fabric protection

Why Use Antimicrobial Textiles? They Inhibit Bacteria Growth on the fabrics

Posted by Leslie Haddad on May 18, 2016 9:55:01 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC), infectious diseases are a leading cause of illness and death worldwide.[1] In fact, healthcare-associated infections in U.S. hospitals are estimated to affect one in 25 hospital patients on any given day, according to a CDC report.[2]

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Topics: Antimicrobial Fabrics, antimicrobial Fabric protection

Antimicrobial Fabrics in the Medical Textiles Industry

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Jul 13, 2015 7:23:18 AM

Did you know that sportswear, gauze, bed linen, mattresses, and even curtains can be made into antimicrobial fabrics? In fact, there are a variety of uses for antimicrobial fabrics, especially in medical bedding. You may not notice it but when you go to the hospital, your doctor’s office, or a clinic, you’re pretty much surrounded by antimicrobial fabrics.

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Topics: Antimicrobial Fabrics, Medical Bedding, Healthcare Textiles, antimicrobial Fabric protection, Curtain Fabric

How the Hospital Bed Helps the Patient

Posted by Craig Zola on Jun 9, 2014 8:27:00 PM

When we think of beds, we associate them with comfort and a good night’s rest. But when we’re sick or ill and we have to stay at a hospital, we think of beds in a whole new light. What are they made of? How can a hospital bed help a patient?

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Topics: Antimicrobial Fabrics, Medical Bedding, bedsores, antimicrobial Fabric protection, Medical Mattress

How to Choose the Right Medical Curtain Fabric

Posted by Craig Zola on May 20, 2014 9:38:00 AM

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Hospitals are a conglomeration of equipment and technology. But one thing we often take for granted is the simple curtain that we all use for privacy during a doctor’s visit or a hospital stay. Choosing the right medical fabric is important and takes time and consideration to find the right one.

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Topics: Antimicrobial Fabrics, Healthcare Textiles, Medical Curtain Fabrics

6 considerations for medical curtains

Posted by Craig Zola on Apr 22, 2014 3:18:00 PM

This blog article was written by Leslie Haddad, Business Manager at Herculite Products, who has over 20 years of experience in textile development and innovation. Email contact: lhaddad@herculite.com

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Topics: Healthcare Textiles, Antimicrobial Fabrics, Medical Curtain Fabrics

Pressure Management Mattresses in Health Care

Posted by Craig Zola on May 14, 2013 9:55:00 AM

Pressure management ulcer prevention as well as prevention of other superficial skin injuries is a vital aspect of inpatient hospital care. 70% of pressure ulcers are manageable by providing pressure management beds. This means that there is an ongoing demand for pressure management mattresses in the U.S. opening up a large growth potential for your company.

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Topics: Healthcare Textiles, Medical Bedding, Antimicrobial Fabrics, Medical Mattress, antimicrobial Fabric protection

Care and Cleaning Hospital Mattress Fabrics

Posted by Craig Zola on Mar 28, 2013 7:41:00 AM

A hospital bed can either be useful piece of medical equipment or a patient’s worst nightmare. When properly cleaned and maintained, patients can comfortably rest on it and are better able to recover. The problem starts when risk managers fail to check healthcare facilities such as medical beddings. Not having the right fabric on a hospital mattress, for instance, can cause preventable pressure-related ulcers or bedsores.

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Topics: Healthcare Textiles, Medical Bedding, Antimicrobial Fabrics, Medical Mattress, antimicrobial Fabric protection