Every day in Europe, one patient in 18 contracts at least one hospital-acquired infection, a 2011-2012 European survey conducted by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reveals
“It is with this staggering statistic in mind that hospitals are seeking the latest technology to maintain hygienic conditions,” said Polyrey head of marketing, Patricia Rahme. “One way to accomplish this is to use materials offering anti-bacterial properties. Polyrey’s high pressure and compact laminates are equipped with Sanitized – an antibacterial treatment that kills more than 99% of bacteria within 24 hours.”
Polyrey says Sanitized-treated HPL laminate can be used for medical furniture, partitions, tablets, hospital shelves, cleanrooms, and laboratories. In addition, Sanitized-treated Compact is suitable for treatment areas, operating theatres, cleanrooms, and common and shared areas.
Sanitized is a biocidal additive which incorporates silver ions activated once in contact with humidity, killing surface bacteria and blocking cell division. Compliant with cleaning and disinfection protocols, Polyrey’s Sanitized laminates suffer no detrimental effect from contact with disinfection products used for cleaning and maintenance, such as Anion, Clinimax or Ecolab, and medical chemical products, including Betadine.