Institutional laundry environments can be harsh, with the expectation the bed pad needs to endure all conditions whether or not these are regular or isolated circumstances.
Challenges for heavily soiled bed pads can include:
Vintex’s formulations and fabrics are proven technology for over 30 years. Uniply Lite is backed with a heritage of proven performance. Vintex PVC formulations proven to withstand multiple chemical environments
Vintex’s unique mechanical bonding process fuse various components of the bed pad together delivering up to 50% improved durability to alternatives
Improved laundry efficiencies, decreased cycle times
Tunnel washer / strike extractor improvements
Field studies show a unique and verified performance advantage with Uniply Lite over urethane pads Uniply Lite offers superior resistance against strike extractor induced micro-bursts and leaks.
All Vintex V‐Care® and SoffTICK® products are now Certified Safe Guard Barrier Systems, meeting phthalate-free and lead‐free CPSIA guidelines.
In response to growing concerns in many healthcare and institutional settings over certain harmful or suspect chemical compounds, all V-Care and SoffTICK fabrics are now certified by Vintex to be manufactured to be free of lead, cadmium, mercury, arsenic and phthalates to the following levels:
|Phthalate Free||Manufactured without the use of phthalate plasticizers (DOP/DEHP, DBP, BBP, DINP, DIDP and DnOP) certified to contain less than 1,000 ppm per CPSIA guidelines, using GC-MS method.|
|Lead Free||Lead content of less than 10 ppm per ASTM-D-1976- 07 using EPA 3052 digestion.|
|Heavy Metal Free||Cadmium and Mercury content of less than 10 ppm, Arsenic content at less than 20 ppm,. per ASTM- D1976-07, using EPA 3052 digestion.|
Please be assured that these products have been lead and heavy metal free for many years, it is the phthalate-free standard which is our new feature. These phthalate-free products have all been formulated to meet the same specification (FR, anti-microbial and all physical properties) as our prior products and hence there is no change in the fabric’s appearance or performance.
We hope you agree that this change will be of significant benefit by keeping your Vintex V-Care and SoffTICK coated textile components in compliance with all current and possible future regulations.
Note: This change does not apply to your Supreme 4-way stretch PU/knit fabrics, which as non- PVC products, have always been free of phthalates.
If your medical facility has been weighing the options between bed pads, pillows, bibs and/or other fabric based products for your patients, safety should be in the forefront of your evaluation criteria. Durability, comfort, cost and other factors also are important in evaluating these products. Fabrication materials however should not be discounted as many offshore textile companies are not subjected to high North American standards of consumer product safety and quality.
79% of offshore products contain lead in excess of North American Standards.
83% of offshore pads contain other heavy metals including cadmium and mercury in excess of North American Standards.
100% of offshore pads contain Phthalate plasticizers, in most cases DEHP (DOP) which is subject to a permanent ban under the CPSIA guidelines in certain products.
92% of offshore pads either delaminate or leak well before 150 laundry cycles.
Vintex Upgrades Barriers to be Certified Lead, Heavy Metal and Phthalate Free
In response to growing concerns in healthcare and institutional settings over certain harmful chemical compounds, Vintex introduces “Safe Guard Barrier Systems” – the healthier, safer barrier choice. All Vintex Safe Guard Barrier fabrics are certified by an independent third party lab to be free of lead, cadmium, mercury and phthalates. Certified Safe Guard Barrier Systems.