Sure-Chek® Fire Barrier Fabric
Sure-Chek® high performance fire barrier fabric is flame resistant and self-extinguishing when a source flame is removed. These products are manufactured and tested in accordance with accepted industry standards.
The Sure-Chek® Blaze Blocker fire barrier fabric is designed to slip over the mattress core and act as a flame barrier between the outer cover and the mattress core. It combines a durable surface membrane with a special reinforcing fabric, resulting in a product with all the features and benefits of Sure-Chek® combined with ultra-high flame barrier performance. Sure-Chek Blaze Blocker passes CTB 133 and is designed for use in mattresses constructed to pass the industry flame standards: California Technical Bulletin 129*, California Standard AB 603* and Boston Fire Code IX-11.*
*Each mattress manufacturer is responsible for conducting tests of each mattress configuration to a particular standard. Fabrics alone cannot be certified to pass these tests.
Sure-Chek® Blaze Blocker HP
Available as a knit tube. Standard width 36-38” for medical mattresses.
Sure-Chek® Blaze Blocker FG
Offered as a woven flat sheet with a standard width 90 inches.
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How do I maintain my Sure-Chek Fire Barrier Fabrics?
STAIN RESISTANCE, CLEANING & DISINFECTION
Sure-Chek® Antimicrobial fabrics were designed to be safe, comfortable, and long lasting. They are designed resist staining from most medications, oils, grease and contaminants and the Sure-Chek antimicrobial fabric protection system performs for the life of the fabric. To maximize the life of these products, Herculite® recommends regular cleaning as follows:
Soils or Stains: Use neutral soap suds and lukewarm water. Do not use harsh cleansers, solvents or detergents.
Hard-to-Clean Spots: Use standard household/vinyl cleansers and a soft bristle brush and gentle agitation on troublsome spots or stains. Presoak heavy, dried-on soil.
All Sure-Chek fabrics may be cleaned with a 1:10 dilution of household bleach containing 5.25% hypochlorite to water, as recommended by the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, GA. There is no harmful effect on the fabric when this dilution ratio of household bleach is used.
If aggressive disinfectants are necessary, phenolic disinfectants are acceptable for use on vinyl products, and quaternary disinfectants are acceptable for use on urethane products. Concentrated phenolic disinfectants are not recommended for use on urethane products. Concentrated quaternary disinfectants are not recommended for vinyl products. These disinfectants should always be used in the dilutions recommended by the manufacturers. Improper dilution can cause damage to these fabrics.
SPECIFIC COMMERCIAL DISINFECTANTS:
There are many popular disinfectants being used in care facilities. Cavi-Wipes and Virox5 are two of these that have been tested by Herculite and found to be acceptable for use with these fabrics when used according to manufacturer’s recommendations.
Other specific products can be tested by Herculite when the request is accompanied by an unopened product sample. Contact your Sales Representative to coordinate this. Results are communicated in approximately 4-6 weeks.
Disinfectants applied at full concentration or in highly concentrated solutions may damage the fabric and will decrease the useful life of Sure-Chek fabrics.
Iodophor type disinfectants used on these fabrics may result in staining. If stains from Idopher (i.e. iodine bearing) type disinfectants are not treated with a diluted (10 to1) bleach solution within 20 minutes of application or spillage, staining will occur.
Storage of fabrics that have not been dried thoroughly before folding and storing can promote the growth of mildew.
Detailed care and cleaning instructions can be obtained from the fabricator or manufacturer.
Fabric Care and Cleaning information available here.
What are the typical properties of Sure-Chek Fire Barrier Fabrics?
|Blaze Blocker HP||Blaze Blocker FG|
|Material||Woven modacrylic/fiber glass (core-spun yarns)||Woven modacrylic/fiber glass (core-spun yarns)|
|Width||32 inch tube||90 inches flat|
|Length||100 yds.||100 yds.|
|Weight||5.5 oz./yd²||5.5 oz./yd²|
|Welding||Stitching, Welding, Ultrasonic, and Cementing||Stitching, Welding, Ultrasonic, and Cementing||Stitching, Welding, Ultrasonic, and Cementing|
|Flame||Pass: Crib 5||Pass: Crib 5||Pass: Crib 5|
|Antimicrobial||ISO 22196||ISO 22196|
Sure-Chek Antimicrobial Fabrics
Sure-Chek fabrics incorporate a proprietary antimicrobial additive. This controlled release feature allows the migration of the antimicrobial agent to the fabric surface effective for the life of the product. The antimicrobial agent helps protect the fabric from microbial attack and reduces undesirable organic odors. Sure-Chek brand antimicrobial fabrics were developed for health care and patented for use as protective covering fabrics in medical environments. Developed in cooperation with healthcare professionals, they have been the industry standard for over 60 years.