Medical curtains

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains

Next generation hospital curtains - effective against spores, bacteria, mycobacteria and fungi

The next generation of hospital curtains!

In 2005, Bio Technics designed one of the world’s first antimicrobial disposable curtains.

Now we are proud to introduce the world's first Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Disposable Hospital Curtain!

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Hospital Curtains have been tested to international standards against:

           Spores blue tick   Bacteria      blue tick   Fungi         blue tick
    Mycobacteria blue tick   H1N1 blue tick    

AVAILABLE NHS SC GREEN long



Benefits 

Traditional hospital curtains have the potential to become sources of pathogenic transmission as Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs), such as C.difficile spores and MRSA, can remain on the curtain’s surface for long periods.

Our next generation of Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Hospital Curtains transforms all of this:

Break the chain of infection

Part of our Endurocide Infection Control Product range, our unique patent pending formula both traps and kills spores & bacteria on the surface of the curtain - ie Endurocide Curtains are both sporistatic and sporicidal - so helping the fabric from becoming a source of pathogenic transmission. 

Versatile disposable medical curtains

  • Ideal for long-term continued use in general and intensive care wards or for single use in isolation wards and burns units.
  • Our fittings work with most popular track systems so there is no need for track conversion!

Easy installation medical curtains

  • No hassle - lightweight and easy to fit or replace. 
  • Proven to remain antimicrobial for up to 2 years!

Self auditing hospital curtains

  • Fitted with easy to read self-auditing labels showing date of installation
  • Includes “do not enter” sign to maintain privacy. 
  • Extra-width tie-backs fitted to secure curtains when not in use.

100% recyclable medical curtains

  • Simply remove, dispose and replace!
  • Fire retardant and meet international standards in Europe, USA and Australia / NZ.
  • Manufactured from polypropylene - 100% recyclable or can be disposed of as hospital waste.

Choose Your Curtain

Information on the different choices available and details on how to order curtains can be found in our Buyer's Guide here.

1: Choose your curtain type

  • Standard Curtain: designed for use with track suspended from ceiling
  • Meshtop Curtain: designed for use with track fixed to ceiling
  • Both curtains are available as full width (7.5m), medium width (5.55m) or half width (3.75m)

CURTAIN TYPES 2

2: Choose your colour

1: Medical Blue 2: Pastel Blue 3: Pastel Green
 4: Pastel Yellow 5: Grey 6: Teal

COLOURS 4

3: Choose your hanging system

  • Eyelets only: for use with customer's own hanging systems, ie no hooks supplied
  • Quick-fit hook: one-piece hook, pre-fitted onto curtains, allows quick and easy fitting onto track
  • U-type hook:hooks designed to fit on existing U-type track systems
  • Large-top: similar to our Quick-Fit hook but with a larger head to fit wider channels
  • Wheeled hook: includes integral wheels for smoother movement in the track (two widths available)

HANGING SYSTEMS 3

When choosing the type of hook you order with your curtain, it’s important that you order the correct size to fit your railing - and with so many types of railings available worldwide, this is sometimes easier said than done!

There are two ways to help ensure the hook will be suitable for your railing:

  • Hook measurements: take the measurements of your existing hooks.
  • The two dimensions you require are head/glider width (A) and neck width (B).
DIMENSIONS HOOK GLIDER
  • Railing measurements: if available,use the inner measurements of your railing.
  • The two dimensions you require are inner width (X) and channel width (Y).
DIMENSIONS RAILING
  • These measurements will make sure your hook fits in your railing and is neither too big (won't fit) nor too small (will fall out)!
DIMENSIONS RAILING+HOOK

 As a quick guide to our different types of hooks, please see the information below:

 Hook Type

Order Code

Image

Head width (A)

Neck width (B)

Suitable for railing system*

Alternative hook type for same railing system

 QUICK-FIT

QF

 QF 1 S

10.0mm

4.0mm

Silent Gliss 6100

WHEELED (WH)

 WHEELED

WH

WH 3S

9.5mm

4.5mm

Silent Gliss 6100

QUICK-FIT (QF)

 LARGE-TOP

LT

 LT 1S

14.0mm

3.0mm

Movatrack 100

WIDE-WHEELED (WWH)

 WIDE-WHEELED

WWH

 WWH 3S

12.0mm

4.5mm

Movatrack 100

LARGE-TOP (LT)

 U-TYPE

U

 U 1S

N/A**

N/A**

Marlux Fast-Fit

N/A

If you would like a sample pack of the different hooks we have available, please contact us. Further information on how the hooks are placed on the curtains is available here.

* The railings given are examples of commonly available systems - it is not meant to suggest that this is the only system that these hooks are suitable for use with.
** The X and Y measurements are not applicable to our U-Type hooks as these are designed to fit over the railing.

For further information on the different choices available and details on how to order curtains, please download a copy of our Buyer's Guide. Further information on how the hooks are placed on the curtains is available here.

Where to Use & How They Work

Where to Use

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Disposable Curtains are ideal in hospital and healthcare for both long-term continued use in general and intensive care wards or for single use in isolation wards and burns units.

Suitable for use in hospital departments such as:

  • Intensive care units
  • High dependency units
  • Infectious disease units
  • Burns units
  • Cardiology wards
  • Oncology wards
  • Operation suites
  • General surgery wards
  • Maternity & neonatal wards
  • Renal units
  • Burns units
   
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetrics
  • Isolation wards
  • Accident and emergency
  • General wards
  • Day wards
  • General practice wards
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rheumatology
     

How do Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Disposable Curtains Work?

At the manufacturing stage, the curtain fabric is impregnated with our unique, patent-pending Endurocide® Sporicidal Curtain Liquid, as well as a flame retardant chemical.

Endurocide® Sporicidal Curtain Liquid contains a highly effective blend of biocides proven to kill:

  • spores
  • bacteria
  • mycobacteria
  • fungi
  • H1N1

Endurocide® Sporicidal Curtain Liquid works by coating the fabric with a biostatic polymer layer, which traps pathogens on the fabric, preventing them from multiplying.

Once the pathogens are trapped, Endurocide® Sporicidal Curtain Liquid:

  • kills spores by piercing through their spore coat and cortex, causing lethal DNA damage
  • kills bacteria by
    • preventing respiration
    • disrupting cell metabolism
    • inhibiting cell reproduction

For further information on International Standards, please click here.

International Standards

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Hospital Curtains have been tested against pathogens including:

           C. difficile spores                blue tick   Serratia marcescens             blue tick MRSA        
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    Bacillus cereus blue tick E.coli blue tick VRE
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    Pseudomonas aeruginosa
blue tick ESBL E.coli blue tick E.hirae
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    Salmonella choleraesuis blue tick Acinetobacter baumanii blue tick H1N1 Swine Flu     
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    Mycobacteria tuberculosis
blue tick Candida albicans blue tick  Aspergillus niger
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Recently an article has been published in the prestigious American Journal of Infection Control concerning Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains:

ENDUROCIDE download article website


Tested in accordance with the following International Standards:

Bacteriostatic & Sporistatic testing

Bacteriostatic & sporistatic means that the curtain is capable of inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacteria and spores.

The International Standards for bacteriostatic & sporistatic fabrics are AATCC 147 and CG 147. These tests are qualitative tests, ie they evaluate the fabric’s antimicrobiality.

New curtains "box fresh"

  • Spores to CG 147 & AATCC 147 - against C.difficile
  • Bacteria to CG 147 & AATCC 147 - against Acinetobacter baumanii, E.hiraeE.coliPseudomonas aeruginosa, MRSA and VRE
  • Mycobacteria to CG 147 - against Mycobacteria tuberculosis
  • Fungi to CG 147 & AATCC 147 - against Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans

1 & 2 year testing

The following testing has also been carried out on curtains 1 year and 2 years after manufacture

1 year after manufacture

  • Spores to CG 147 - against C.difficile
  • Bacteria to CG 147 - against E.coli, Salmonella typhimurium and MRSA
  • Fungi to CG 147 - against Candida albicans

2 years after manufacture

  • Bacteria to CG 147 - against Acinetobacter baumanii, MRSA, ESBL E.coliKlebsiella pneumoniae, ESBL Klebsiella pneumoniae and VRE

Bactericidal & Sporicidal testing

Bactericidal & sporicidal means that the curtain is capable of killing spores and bacteria.

The International Standards for bactericidal fabrics are AATCC 100 and JIS Z 2801. These tests are quantitative tests, ie the number / reduction of bacteria is counted.

New curtains "box fresh"

  • Spores to AATCC 100 & JIS Z 2801 - against C.difficile
  • Bacteria to AATCC 100 & JIS Z 2801 - against E.coli, ESBL E.coli, MRSA, Salmonella choleraesuis and Salmonella typhimurium
  • Fungi to AATCC 100 & JIS Z 2801 - against Aspergillus niger and Candida albicans

1 & 2 year testing

The following testing has also been carried out on curtains 1 year and 2 years after manufacture

1 year after manufacture

  • Spores to AATCC 100 - against C.difficile

2 years after manufacture

  • Spores to AATCC 100 - against C.difficile

Endurocide Sporicidal Curtain Liquid

The following testing has also been carried on the liquid used to provide the antimicrobial and sporicidal coating on the curtains:

  • Viruses to EN 14476 - against H1N1 Swine Flu

 

For further information or to request copies of our test certificates, please contact us.


Fire Retardant Standards

Our curtains have been tested to the following International fire retardant standards:

  • UK & Europe: BS 5867: 2008 Part 2 Types B & C - download
  • USA: NFPA 701: 2010 - download
  • Australia & New Zealand: AS 2755.2: 1985 - download

Pack Sizes

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Hospital Curtains come in the following pack sizes:

Standard Curtains

  • Standard length (2m), full width (7.5m) - boxes of 6
  • Standard length (2m), medium width (5.55m) - boxes of 8
  • Standard length (2m), half width (3.75m) - boxes of 12

Meshtop Curtains

  • Standard length (2.55m), full width (7.5m) - boxes of 5
  • Standard length (2.55m), medium width (5.55m) - boxes of 7
  • Standard length (2.55m), half width (3.75m) - boxes of 10

NHS Codes

  • Full width cubicle curtain with Universal Eyelets - Medical Blue (Case of 6) - NHS SC Product Code MVN475
  • Full width cubicle curtain with Universal Eyelets - Pastel Green (Case of 6) - NHS SC Product Code MVN476
  • Full width cubicle curtain with Quick Fit Hooks - Medical Blue (Case of 6) - NHS SC Product Code MVN473
  • Full width cubicle curtain with Quick Fit Hooks - Pastel Green (Case of 6) - NHS SC Product Code MVN474
  • Full width cubicle curtain with U-Type Hooks - Medical Blue (Case of 6) - NHS SC Product Code MVN724
  • Full width cubicle curtain with U-Type Hooks - Pastel Green (Case of 6) - NHS SC Product Code MVN729
  • Half width cubicle curtain with Universal Eyelets - Medical Blue (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN722
  • Half width cubicle curtain with Universal Eyelets - Pastel Green (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN727
  • Half width cubicle curtain with Quick Fit Hooks - Medical Blue (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN723
  • Half width cubicle curtain with Quick Fit Hooks - Pastel Green (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN728
  • Half width cubicle curtain with U-Type Hooks - Medical Blue (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN725
  • Half width cubicle curtain with U-Type Hooks - Pastel Green (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN730
  • Window curtain with Universal Eyelets - Medical Blue, 3.75m wide (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN726
  • Window curtain with Universal Eyelets – Pastel Green, 3.75m wide (Case of 12) - NHS SC Product Code MVN731

Watch our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains video presentation on Youtube!

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