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Uniply Lite: The Superior Bonded Bed Pad

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:

  • chlorine bleach pre and re-wash
  • heavy duty strike extractor technology
  • long pad-life or misuse such as, faulty equipment, batch contamination, and/or process miscalculations

Laundry Chemical Resistance

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

  • demonstrated to withstand wide variety of commercial laundry chemical systems
  • traditional chlorine sanitizing and or re/pre-wash
  • conversion to peroxide or per-acidic systems


Vintex’s unique mechanical bonding process fuse various components of the bed pad together delivering up to 50% improved durability to alternatives

  • substantial improvement over laminated construction
  • provides inherent protection against adhesive decomposition and subsequent delamination

Endure Equipment Rigors

Improved laundry efficiencies, decreased cycle times

  • demands on bed pad’s durability has increased


Tunnel washer / strike extractor improvements

  • harsh mechanical environments have resulted
  • demands on bed pad strength has increased

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.

Failure Modes of Urethane Pads



Strike extractor micro-burst

Strike extractor micro-burst

Thin Film gels

Thin Film gels



Certified Safe Guard Barrier Systems

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:

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. 

Domestically Fabricated Bed Pads and Guard Barriers are Safer – The Facts Speak

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.