To maintain hygienic conditions in hospitals, […]
To maintain hygienic conditions in hospitals, clean rooms, and other facilities requires a combination of strict procedures and the right equipment. Clothing, linen, furniture, and instruments all rely on antibacterial fabrics to help improve a clean and hygienic working environment.
What is an antibacterial fabric?
An antibacterial fabric is any textile that can provide protection against bacteria, mold, mildew, and other harmful microorganisms. This can be achieved by treating the fabric with proprietary local chemicals to inhibit the growth of pathogens, or by using yarns designed to provide inherent micro -antibacterial functions, such as yarns in the DryRun™ high-performance fabric family built with AMY And Sorbtek® special yarns. Combined, these yarns can resist the growth of microorganisms while promoting the movement of moisture, thereby maximizing comfort and extending the life of the fabric.
How does antibacterial fabric work?
The role of antibacterial fabrics is the same as that of antibacterial soaps and disinfectants, that is, attacking pathogens at the cellular level to prevent their growth and reproduction. Different chemicals and textiles have different levels of effectiveness. Some products only slow down the spread of pathogens over time, while others are designed to kill spore cells upon contact.
Clothing and linens provide a porous, warm, and difficult-to-clean environment, ideal for microbial growth. One of the reasons why antibacterial fabrics are so effective is that by eliminating this hazard, they can prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens, thereby reducing the overall risk of infection in hospitals or other areas that require sanitation.