Silicones have a long history of use in the Healthcare industry due to their inherent biocompatibility, resiliency, resistance to typical sterilisation methods, and because they are fundamentally inert.
With Silicone products in use across a massive number of applications in the Healthcare sector due to the multiple benefits of the material it made perfect sense to extend these benefits to other products like Hayden upholstery fabric to further reduce the likelihood of Hospital Acquired Infections from common contact surfaces.
Please be aware that the current Silex and Hayden brochures in circulation as of May 2020 contain an error relating to the abrasion testing method.
Both documents report that the material have 200,000 Martindale rubs. This should read Wyzenbeek (Cotton Duck)
We apologise for our mistake and will be rectifying this in future marketing collateral.
With cleaning and sterilisation of every visible surface increasing exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic, textiles in Healthcare are now being subjected to a broad variety of alcohol wipes, sanitisers and cleaning solutions that are unsuitable for the majority of these materials.
It is in this environment that Silex from Innova excels. Find out why........
Earlier in the year Innova invested in a new piece of equipment to expand our in house quality checking processes. Since our Martindale arrived it has been working around the clock putting our materials through hell !
Enforced extended Lunar holidays as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak.