Sure-Chek® Linen Curtain Fabric
Sure-Chek® Linen is the original high performance, stain and odor resistant, institutional shower and privacy curtain fabric with antimicrobial fabric protection. Sure-Chek Linen can be wiped clean for maximum protection. It is designed with an attractive Linen surface texture and stocked in 13 popular colors.
Durable and Easy to Maintain
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How do you weld Sure-Chek Linen fabric?
Some of the most common methods used for seaming Sure-Chek Linen fabric:
Hot Air Welding
This process of vinyl welding involves the use of hot air—varying from 200 to 600 degrees C or more—to weld two layers of fabric. A nozzle is inserted into the space between the two layers and the hot air is blown inside. Once the surfaces are hot enough, the layers are pressed together using pinch rollers. The weld is created once the rollers are finished pinching the fabrics together.
Radio Frequency Welding
Also known as high frequency or dielectric welding; uses radio waves to create heat.
In this process, chemical solvents are used to create a seam. The solvent is placed along the surface of the fabrics and allowed to rest for a short period of time. The solvent’s chemicals break down or soften the fabrics. Once the fabrics are soft enough, pressure is applied to create the seam.
Two pieces of fabric are passed through a wedge. The wedge is heated and as the fabrics move along, a roller is used to press them together; a seam is created.
This process uses high-frequency acoustic vibrations to create the seam.
Sewing Using Polyester or Teflon Thread
The seam is created using a sewing machine. Proper thread selection is critical especially when outdoor applications are subject to harsh weather elements. Polyester and Teflon threads offer strength and durability.
How do I maintain my Linen Curtains?
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?
|Vinyl laminated on a weft insertion scrim base of high tenacity filament polyester.
|13 Colors Available
|NFPA 701, ASTM D6413
Greenguard Gold Certified
Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, UL’s GREENGUARD Certification Program requires that products meet some of the world's most rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor environments. The UL GREENGUARD Gold Certification Standard includes health-based criteria for additional chemicals and requires lower total VOC emissions levels to ensure that products are acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities.
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.