Are the curtains fire retardant?
Yes. disposable cubicle curtains comply with the same fire retardancy standards as conventional cubicle curtains: BS 5867 Part 2 Type C 2008(British standard)and NFPA 701: 2011(North American standard). AS 1530 (Australian Standard). We test every batch of every colour.
Does the fabric support bacterial growth?
No. Each disposable cubicle curtain is treated with Ultra-Fresh® silver antimicrobial additives. The silver antimicrobial additives(EPA&FDA registered) is not a spray-on, is built into the polymer structure of the non-woven fabric at the point of manufacture. The antibacterial active is evenly distributed throughout the whole curtain. Its effectiveness will last the life of the curtains. It’s proven to be effective agains MRSA, E. Coli, VRE, P. aeruginosa, C. difficile and etc. Testing reports are available upon request.
How often do the curtains need to be changed?
It is an industry standard that the curtains are changed every 3 to 6 months. curtains are durable and have shown that they can stay hanging for a year or more, however we would recommend that each hospital carries out it’s own assessment to set the frequency at which the curtains should be changed in different areas.
Each curtain has a self audit label so that you can easily see when it was last changed and can be included within your existing infection control procedures.
What colors are available?
We offer 7 top sell fresh and clean colors which suit most healthcare environments:
• Medical Blue • Light Blue • Green • Cream • Pink • Lilac • Light Gray
Other colors are available upon request, subject to quantity.
Are the curtains available in varying lengths?
Yes. Three regular sizes of disposable curtains are available – Small – 2.5 meters (1.8 meters track length) Medium – 4.5 meters (3.6 meters track length) Large – 7.5 meters (5.4 meters track length). Combined with our custom making service, we can offer options to suit every cubicle or window requirement.
How are the curtains labeled?
Details of the date that the curtains have been fitted, the fire retardancy and the re-order code are clearly visible to allow simple auditing procedures to be applied.
Are the disposable curtains made from environmentally friendly fabric?
Yes. The disposable curtains are made from 100% polypropylene which has one of the lowest environmental impacts of any material – synthetic or traditional.
How do we dispose of the curtains?
As part of our environmental policy we are able to offer a nationwide waste collection service. However, in some circumstances where hospital risk assessments dictate, waste should be classified as clinical waste, (e.g., isolation rooms where disposable aprons and gloves are used) then disposable curtains should be integrated into risk assessed procedures.