5 Health Care Ticking
5 Health Care Ticking is a textile solution to a serious
design challenge: to make a cushioning surface that supports
without increasing interface pressures.
What is needed is a textile product that conforms to the shape
of the supported item, acting almost as if it is not there at
all! However, when it comes to this shape, it must have
the ability to return to its original condition - in other
words, IT MUST RECOVER!!! The ability
to stretch without recovery creates the potential for "hammocking" and
the reduction in product life.
Our highly successful Recovery line of stretchable fabrics is now
extended into a heavier weight product specially designed for low
air loss, static air, and foam systems for mattresses, wheelchair
cushions, and positioners.
The product is a result of our continuing research into the specialized
markets for mattress replacement systems and seating products that
are sold into the acute and long term health care markets. Our
product is specially designed to help reduce interface pressure
in conjunction with today's latest state of the art designs to
help prevent decubitus ulcers.
The product is moisture resistant, anti-fungal, antibacterial,
and breathable - meaning moisture vapor can pass through the fabric
making the patient making the patient more comfortable with less
210 Denier Oxford Polyurethane Coated nylon fabric is very popular
on medium priced pressure relief mattresses. An excellent replacement
for vinyl on University Housing Mattresses - less "sweating" and
Historically in the University Housing market, there has been a
difficult tradeoff for housing officers to make when purchasing
mattresses. They often had to choose between a tremendously uncomfortable
but cleanable vinyl fabric and a more comfortable but staining
regular fabric. Finally, there is a solution to this dilemma - SOFlux
OXTM fabric from FR Systems International.
This revolutionary fabric has been in use in hospitals for many
years as a covering fabric for pressure reduction beds, an application
where the comfort of the patient is highly critical. However, the
fabric is still cleanable, disinfectable, anti-microbial, anti-fungal
(mold and mildew), and has a wonderful feel.
The fabric is often used with the coated surface facing downward,
protecting the inner components from blood, urine, and moisture,
allowing the nylon fabric side to face the student, giving them
a greater sense of comfort.
Most universities have faced the quandary of either
having to live with student complaints about how "hot
and uncomfortable" their mattresses are, or facing
hostile parents at move-in day to the horrible staining
that traditional fabrics can not control.
In addition, by combining this product with a fire barrier, a university
can still purchase open flame resistant mattresses meeting full
scale fire tests like CAL TB 129.
70 Denier Taffeta polyurethane coated nylon in the best choice
for healthcare pillows. Combines a soft hand with antibacterial
and moisture barrier protection. Widely used as an alternative
to vinyl under contract upholstery fabrics. Does not exhibit "plasticizer
migration" or cracking like vinyl does over time.
most widely used butyl rubber coated nylon fabric in Health Care
and University Housing settings. Ideal for products where Low
Vapor Transmission (LVT) is essential. This product is also antibacterial
and anti-fungal as well as being soft and flexible. SOFlux LVTTM will
not crack like vinyl.