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Antimicrobial Fabrics for Blinds and Curtains

The vast majority of microbes don’t present a threat to humans. However, there are some microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoans, fungi, algae and archaea that can damage products and cause serious illnesses. Antimicrobial solutions are designed to destroy or inhibit the growth of microorganisms, especially pathogenic ones.

Antimicrobial and antibacterial fabrics are commonly used in medical facilities as a layer of protection to reduce microbial population and prevent odours and stains. These fabrics have become more prevalent outside of healthcare settings recently, although there is one type of fabric that is often overlooked, and that is blind and curtain fabrics.

There is a renewed concern about fabrics spreading infections through cross-contamination by direct contact, so a pathogen fighting layer of defence will not only aid in infection control, but also prolong the life of the fabric and protect the surface from microbes. This is not only the case in healthcare, but also in offices and the home.

Blinds and curtains are prone to developing stains and bad odours and washing alone is not always effective at eliminating the microorganisms. Some treatments are proven to resist harmful bacteria by up to 99.9% and still stay effective after many washes. Antibacterial technology is effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria including E. coli, MRSA, Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria.

The benefits of antimicrobial properties are as follows:

  • Increased infection control
  • Reducing stains and bad odours
  • Prolonging the life of the product
  • Latest Biocote technology
  • Easier to keep clean

Supply and Installation of Blinds and Curtains

At Enviroscreen we supply and install a wide range of shading options including vertical & horizontal blinds, roller & tensioned blinds and pleated, cellular or honeycomb shades. We are London’s most experienced and competent solar shading contractor with over 25 years of experience and will help you choose the best solar shading options available that give you effective lighting control coupled with durability for any demanding environments.

We supply a wide range of fabrics for blinds and curtains to reduce the transmission of infections, protect against solar ultraviolet radiation, fire retardancy, blackout or dimout and energy-saving thermal efficiency.

Contact us for more details and to place an order:

Wipeable Roller Blinds

Our antimicrobial roller blinds prevent bacteria and other microbes from attaching and developing on the surface. They are treated with a coating which inhibits bacterial growth and allows a wipeable surface for complete removal. This coating also makes them moisture resistant which is ideal where they may be susceptible to stains and splashes. These are prefect for medical facilities, dental practices, schools, kitchens, bathrooms and toilets.

The blinds are made-to-measure to meet your exact requirements, even for longer or wider than usual window dressings with a large range of colours.

Reusable Curtains

We supply the innovative Stericurtain which is a reusable PVC coated curtain that has antimicrobial properties and a wipe clean surface. They drape like a conventional curtain and are a far more cost effective and sustainable option than disposable alternatives. They are flame retardant, will not tear or stain and are resistant to mould and mildew.

Barrierscreen is made using the same quality materials as the Stericurtain, but also has a split vision roll-up panel which allows for complete visibility across a hospital ward.

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Stop the Spread of Infection

Why not replace your current blind fabric or curtains with our trained fitters and prevent cross-contamination, improve your infection control and reduce the most common sources of illness?

Enquiries for blind and curtain fabrics:

Enviroscreen Systems
Swift House,
13 Ronsons Way,
St Albans,
United Kingdom

Telephone: 01727 220 007

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