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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?

First, let’s define what antimicrobial means. The term ‘antimicrobial’ is defined as: “destroying or inhibiting the growth of microorganisms, and especially pathogenic microorganisms.”

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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.

Sure-Chek was developed in cooperation with healthcare professionals whose opinions and guidance helped create the company’s comfortable, safe, and effective medical textiles. Originally, Sure-Chek was known as Staph-Chek® but was later renamed to its current title.

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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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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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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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Antimicrobial Textiles in the Specialty Fabrics Industry

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Dec 30, 2014 2:49:00 PM

Specialty performance fabrics are ubiquitous in our daily life. From boat covers, to awnings, from tents, to banner signs, we often forget how much these specialty fabrics are a part of our daily lives. However one of their original, and best uses, is as antimicrobial textiles for healthcare and indoor environments where control of disease and cleanliness are crucial.

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How the Hospital Bed Helps the Patient

Posted by Leslie Haddad 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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How to Choose the Right Medical Curtain Fabric

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


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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Six Considerations for Medical Curtains

Posted by Leslie Haddad on Apr 22, 2014 3:18:00 PM

Interior designers of healthcare facilities face unique opportunities not found in other public buildings.  In addition to designing a space that is functional, flexible and efficient, healthcare facility owners today are focused on creating a positive space that is comforting for their residents, patients, and visitors and ensures employee satisfaction and safety.

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What is a Pressure Redistribution Mattress?

Posted by Craig Zola on Dec 3, 2013 11:08:00 AM

Pressure management mattresses have been a staple in the healthcare industry for generations with the aim of helping the elderly and bed-ridden sleep, rest and live more comfortably and the quality of this equipment has dramatically changed and improved over the past 20 years. 

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