Prime Medical announced the launch of its SAF-T line of bactericidal soft surfaces for healthcare. This line of privacy curtains, bed linens, towels and apparel for patients and staff are made with a patented fabric that harnesses the power of chlorine bleach to continuously kill the colonization of bacteria and viruses with 99.95% effectiveness, providing full protection for the life of products.
SAF-T provides unprecedented protection from harmful microorganisms that lead to costly–and often deadly–healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), which contribute to more than 100,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone and cost as much as $45 billion annually. These include Staph, E. Coli, Salmonella, Pneumonia and Hepatitis A.
SAF-T products are made with a patented fabric technology that binds chlorine from the wash to the surface of the fabric. The chlorine molecules are retained on the fabric for up to 120 days to actively kill 99.9% of harmful pathogens on contact. Each laundering in EPA-registered bleach completely recharges the fabrics’ germ-killing effectiveness through 75 industrial wash cycles.
SAF-T products surpass the limited capability of antimicrobial fabrics, which only inhibit odor-causing bacteria and quickly diminish in effectiveness. SAF-T offers unmatched bactericidal protection without causing irritation to the skin or compromising the integrity or color of the fabric.
SAF-T products also feature innovations such as side-entry snaps on patient gowns, privacy curtain panels that are easily replaced without the need of a ladder and available RFID technology for inventory management.