Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains

Your ward just got more colourful!

Introducing the newest way to protect & brighten your hospital space with our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains.

     
  tick green Designed to trap and kill pathogens on the surface of the curtain - helping to stop pathogens from being transferred.
     
  tick green Effective against spores, bacteria and fungi - no laundry costs and 100% recyclable.
     
  tick green Two attractive designs in multiple colour options - help create a welcoming environment for your patients.

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains are available in a number of different types and designs and with different hooks to suit your requirements.



Designs

These prints were designed exclusively for our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains and we currently offer two different design prints in a variety of colour options. 

'Simply Dotty' Design

The bright and vibrant dots in our Simply Dotty design were created to help bring some fun and colour into children's wards, doctor's surgeries, medical practices - or any ward.  The varied sizes and irregular shapes in the design allow patients to focus in and out on the design, helping to calm the mind.  Loved by all ages, this design will surely bring a smile to patients, staff and visitors alike.

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  1. ...on White

  2. ...on Pastel Yellow

  3. ...on Pastel Blue

 

To download a booklet of the colours & designs available, please click or tap here.

 

'Geometric' Design

This design offers patients and staff a subtle & calming pattern to focus on.

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  1. Black on White

  2. Gold on White

  3. Blue on Pastel Blue

  4. Brown on Latte

 

To download a booklet of the designs & colours available, please click or tap here.

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Curtain types

Standard

For use with suspended ceiling rails.

 

Long Drop

For use with ceiling-fixed rails.

 

Mesh Top

With NFPA 13 compliant mesh for sprinkler access with ceiling-fixed rails.

 

Mesh Cut*

An economical alternative to the meshtop curtain.

TYPE SC 2   TYPE SLD 2   TYPE SMTC 2   TYPE SMC 2

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Hanging Systems

Eyelet only

 

Quick-fit hooks

 

Large-top hooks

 

U-type hooks

HOOK E SC   HOOK QF SC   HOOK LT SC   HOOK U SC
             

Wheeled hooks

 

Wide-wheeled hooks

 

Metal-bar wide-wheeled hooks

 

Eyelet extension hooks

HOOK WH SC   HOOK WWH SC   HOOK MWW SC   HOOK EEH SC

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Sizes

 

 Standard

 Long drop

Meshtop 

 Meshcut

  • Height
 2.0m 2.6m 2.55m 2.55m
  • Full width 

7.5m

(visible: 7.35m)

7.5m

(visible: 7.35m)

7.5m

(visible: 7.35m)

7.5m

(visible: 7.2m)
  • Medium width

5.55m

(visible: 5.4m)

5.55m

(visible: 5.4m)

5.55m

(visible: 5.4m)

5.55m

(visible: 5.25m)
  • Half width 

3.75m

(visible: 3.6m)

3.75m

(visible: 3.6m)

3.75m

(visible: 3.6m)

3.75m

(visible: 3.45m)
  • Mesh height
N/A N/A 0.55m 0.55m
Please note there is a +/-5% tolerance on all aspects of the curtains

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Order Code Selector

 To generate an Order Code, please use our handy online Code Selector tool:

 *Note: Meshcut curtains do not meet US NFPA 13 specifications and are not suitable in areas that require mesh for sprinkler access.


DISCLAIMER: Whilst Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains have been independently tested to be antimicrobially and sporicidally effective, the actual length of curtain use achieved will depend on a variety of factors including, but not limited to: individual hospital practices; the natural longevity of polypropylene; the risk of the curtain being soiled from items such as blood, urine and general spills; etc.  Curtains should always be replaced when visibly soiled. Any timescales provided/referenced are always offered as a guideline only and under no circumstances whatsoever constitute a guarantee.

Our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains use the same biocidal technology as our Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains to provide patented infection prevention technology against spores, bacteria and fungi.

Why is this technology needed?

Traditional polyester curtains, or standard polypropylene curtains that haven’t been treated with an antimicrobial agent can quickly & easily become sources of pathogenic transmission:

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Why our technology is different

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains significantly reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) being transferred via curtains by care workers, patients and visitors.

Our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains are impregnated with a patented liquid formulation that traps & kills pathogens on the surface of the curtain, helping to prevent the fabric from becoming a source of pathogenic transmission.

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This dual mechanism of trapping & killing the pathogens is key. The Curtain fabric traps pathogens on the surface, preventing them from being picked up when the Curtain is touched and then when the pathogens are trapped, the Curtain kills the pathogens, preventing them from multiplying or remaining a risk to users on the Curtain.

The ability of our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains to both trap & kill pathogens on the surface is what makes them so unique and essential in healthcare settings.

To validate our claims, Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains have been independently laboratory tested to international standards against pathogens including:

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Please note: our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains use the same biocidal technology as our Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains to provide patented infection prevention technology against spores, bacteria and fungi.


Sporistatic & Bacteriostatic testing

Qualitative “Zone of Inhibition” tests demonstrate that the fabric is sporistatic and bacteriostatic and whether it can prevent pathogens from growing and reproducing on treated fabric. 

  • The International Standard for bacteriostatic & sporistatic fabrics we use is CG 147.

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  Spores

Standard
   
  • Clostridium difficile
CG 147

 

 

  Bacteria

Standard
 
Standard
  • Enterococcus hirae
CG 147
  • Escherichia coli
CG 147
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
CG 147
  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
CG 147 
  • Salmonella typhimurium
CG 147
  • Vancomycin resistant Enterococcus faecalis (VRE)
CG 147

  Fungi

Standard
   
  • Candida albicans
CG 147

 

 

Bactericidal testing

A quantitative test to demonstrate that the treated fabric is capable of killing pathogens.

  • The International Standard for biocidal treated fabrics is ISO 20743: 2013.

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  Bacteria

Standard
  Standard 
  • Staphylococcus aureus
ISO 20743
  • Klebsiella pneumoniae
ISO 20743

Liquid treatment testing

The following testing has also been carried out on the liquid used to provide the antimicrobial and sporicidal coating on the curtains:

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  • Human Coronavirus
EN 14476
  • Measles virus
EN 14476
  • H1N1 Influenza A virus (Swine Flu)
EN 14476    

Fire Retardant Standards

Our curtains have been tested to the following International fire retardant standards:

  Country/Region

 Standard
  • UK & Europe
BS 5867 Part 2 Types B & C: 2008
  • USA & Canada
CAN/ULC-S109; NFPA 701: 2010 
  • Australia & New Zealand

AS 2755.2: 1985

AS 1530.2-1993 Part 2 


For further information or to request copies of our test certificates, please contact us.


DISCLAIMER: Whilst Endurocide®  Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Printed Curtains have been independently tested to be antimicrobially and sporicidally effective, the actual length of curtain use achieved will depend on a variety of factors including, but not limited to; individual hospital practices, the natural longevity of polypropylene and the risk of the curtain being soiled from items such as blood, urine and general spills etc.  Curtains should always be replaced when visibly soiled.

Any timescales provided/referenced are always offered as a guideline only and under no circumstances whatsoever constitute a guarantee.

In the UK:

Hospitals:

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Bulk purchase or reseller information:

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Outside the UK:

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We have existing Distributors in the countries highlighted in green - for information on who to contact in your territory, please contact us.


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Brochure

 

Buyer's Guide

 

Key Information

 

Hook Placement Guide

     

Test results

Full details on our test data is available on request - to make an enquiry, contact us.

How do Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains work?

At the curtain manufacturing stage, the polypropylene curtain fabric is impregnated with a combination of our unique, patented Endurocide® Curtain Liquid and a flame retardant chemical.

The Endurocide® Curtain Liquid coats the fabric with a biostatic and biocidal polymer layer. If pathogens come into contact with the fabric, the Endurocide® Curtain Liquid layer instantly starts working by trapping the pathogens on the fabric and preventing them from multiplying and being re-transmitted.

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  • Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains kill spores by piercing through their spore coats and cortex and then causing lethal DNA damage to the spore.
  • Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains kill bacteria by first preventing their respiration, then disrupting their cell metabolism and finally inhibiting the cell from reproducing.

How quickly do Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains start working?

Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Curtains are ready to work as soon as you take them out of the box and have been independently tested and shown to kill pathogens in seconds.

If you would like more information about the testing that has been conducted on our Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains, please visit our Our Technology or International Testing tabs, or contact us for more details on:

How can Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains help reduce the spread of HAIs?

Studies have shown that up to 40% of HAIs can be attributed to the cross infection from the hands of health care personnel, who are contaminated either by direct contact with a patient or indirectly by touching contaminated surfaces1. It has also been shown that contaminated hands can transfer viruses to 5 more surfaces2 or 14 other subjects3

On top of this, pathogens can survive on surfaces for long periods of time, with C.difficile spores and MRSA being shown to survive on surfaces for up to 5 months and 7 months respectively4. It is widely understood that hand hygiene protocols and surface disinfection procedures are essential in minimising the potential for this cross contamination.

However, what about the hospital curtain?  What procedures are there to minimise its potential for contamination? If a health care worker touches a contaminated surface and picks up the contamination, then touches a hospital curtain, they have the potential to contaminate the hospital curtain.  With some hospital curtains remaining in-situ for anywhere between one day to six months, these hospital curtains have the potential to become sources of transmission of infections for anyone who comes into contact with them.

Until now there was not much that you could do about this.  However, Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains have changed this! By being tested and proven to kill spores, bacteria and fungi, Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains offer an effective barrier to pathogens and help hospitals maintain their hand and surface hygiene protocols – by minimising the potential for the hospital curtain to become a source of infection.


    1. Weber, David J; Rutala, William A; Miller, Melissa; Huslage, Kirk; Bennet-Sickbert, Emily “Role of hospital surfaces in the transmission of emerging health care-associated pathogens: Norovirus, Clostridium difficile, and Acinetobacter species” Am J Infect Control (2010) 38 S25-33
    2. Barker, J; Vipond, IB; Bloomfield, SF “Effects of cleaning and disinfection in reducing the spread of norovirus contamination via environmental surfaces” Journal of Hospital Infection (2004) 58:42-44
    3. Von Rheinbaben, F; Schunemann, S; Gross, T; Wolff, MH “Transmission of viruses via contact in a household setting: experiments using bacteriophage strain phiX!!74 as a model virus” Journal of Hospital Infection (2000) 46:61-66
    4. Kramer, Axel; Schwebke, Ingeborg and Kampf, Günter “How long do nosocomial pathogens persist on inanimate surfaces? A systematic review” BMC Infectious Diseases (2006), 6:130

Where should you use Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains?

Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains have been designed to be used wherever Infection Control & Infection Prevention is of paramount concern.

We would recommend that Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains should be used in, amongst others, Intensive Care Wards, High Dependency Units, Isolation Wards, Burn Units, Cardiology Wards, General Surgery Wards, Maternity Wards, Neonatal Wards and Orthopaedic Wards.

Please refer to the table below for more information:

Intensive care units

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Gynaecology

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High dependency units

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Obstetrics

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Infection disease units

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Isolation wards

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Burns units

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Accident and Emergency

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Cardiology wards

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General wards

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Oncology wards

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Day wards

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Operation suites

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General practice wards

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General surgery wards

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Occupational therapy

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Maternity & neonatal wards

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Physiotherapy

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Renal units

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Rheumatology

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How do you store Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains?

All Endurocide® Curtains should be stored at ambient temperatures - i.e. at a maximum of 25°C - and out of direct UV light.

If stored as above Polypropylene remains stable for approximately 12 months, but after this time will start to gradually degrade.  This degradation process will occur at a faster rate in the presence of warm/high temperatures, humid conditions and most importantly in the presence of UV light.

Any timescales provided/referenced are always offered as a guideline only and under no circumstances whatsoever constitute a guarantee.

Are there any instructions supplied with Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains?

Yes: every box of Endurocide® Curtains includes an Instruction Sheet in order to give our end users clear information on how to use and get the most out of their curtains.

  • To download a copy, please click here.

Are Endurocide® Curtains available from the NHS Supply Chain?

Yes: Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains are available from the NHS Supply Chain in England and Wales.

  • For further information and links to the NHS Supply Chain website, please click here.

Can I clean or wipe Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains?

No: disposable curtains are designed to be replaced when visibly soiled and it is not advised to clean any of our curtains by any mechanical means.

Regarding Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains, wiping or cleaning them may affect the performance of the patented sporicidal formulation coated onto the curtain surface. The curtains are designed to kill pathogens in situ and do not require any cleaning to improve their function.  When any of our curtains become visibly soiled, they should always be replaced.

Can I leave Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains in-situ when disinfecting with a misting/fogging machine?

No: it is recommended that Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains are taken down when disinfecting with a misting/fogging machine.

The peroxide used in fogging/misting operations may react with the patented formulation coated onto the curtain's surface and over time reduce the effectiveness against pathogens. The use of peroxide is also likely to affect the labels affixed to the curtains, resulting in a visible discoloration of the information on the curtain label.

Can I hang Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains in areas of direct sunlight?

It is advised that Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains are not placed in areas where they are exposed to prolonged direct sunlight.

Although the curtains will still be effective against pathogens, the polypropylene material the curtains are made from is not UV resistant and may suffer accelerated ageing as a result: this will lead to a loss in tensile strength and elasticity of the curtains which will become visible as “pilling”.

Pilling is caused by the fibres in the polypropylene becoming brittle with UV exposure, breaking down and coming loose from the main fibre chains. This effect is normally only observed after several months in direct sunlight.

Any timescales provided/referenced are always offered as a guideline only and under no circumstances whatsoever constitute a guarantee.

How often do Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains need to be replaced?

Due to the nature of polypropylene and the fact that the curtains are designed to be disposable, Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Hospital Curtains should be replaced after up to 12 months of use in-situ, or earlier if visibly soiled.

Each hospital will have its own specific protocols and assessments regarding the changing of curtains and these should be adhered to.  We would however recommend that all curtains should be replaced whenever they are visibly dirty.

Any timescales provided/referenced are always offered as a guideline only and under no circumstances whatsoever constitute a guarantee.

How should you dispose of used Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains?

All Endurocide® Curtains are manufactured from 100% polypropylene and are completely recyclable. However, as the curtains are designed to come in contact with potential hospital pathogens, we would recommend that after use Endurocide®  Curtains be disposed of as hospital waste or in accordance with local regulations.

For those customers concerned with the whole life of their products, there is the possibility of incinerating the curtains after use for their calorific value.  Polypropylene has a high calorific value and one full width curtain could potentially generate enough energy to light a standard light bulb for an hour and a half. 

However, any hospital specific protocols or local regulations concerning the safe disposal of clinical waste should always be adhered to.

Have toxilogical studies been carried out on Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Hospital Curtains?

Yes: we have conducted an in-depth analysis of the individual chemical components present in our patented formulation which is then applied to our Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Curtains as a chemical blend during the treatment process. 

To assess the risk of these individual chemical components, we have undertaken a technical analysis of the data available in the public domain and based assessments upon potential absorption and body mass calculations. 

For the purposes of our assessments:

    • We calculated that each standard, full width curtain is 15m2 (width: 7.5m x height: 2m).  The Endurocide® treatment blend is uniformly applied to the curtain and equally distributed across the surface.
    • We chose an area of the curtain approximately twice the surface area of the average hand (0.05m2 or 500cm2) and then calculated the mg/m2 of chemical blend used in this area.
    • We then assessed the mg/m2 quantity of chemical blend in this single contact area for:
      • Acute Toxicity risks
      • Repeated Dose risks
    • Calculations were based on average weighted UK males and females.

Conclusions:

For acute exposure risk We assessed both oral LD50 and dermal LD50 (chemical mg/kg body mass) and determined that there is not enough of any substance present in the single contact area to exceed the oral and dermal LD50 values.  In all cases, the quantities of the components that we use in our formulation were significantly lower than the stated maximum LD50 limits.

For repeated dose toxicity risk

It was determined that none of the quantities of individual components used exceeded the “No observable Adverse Effect Level” limits.

 Glossary of Terms & Clarifications: 

Acute Toxicity The adverse effects of a substance that results either from a single exposure or from multiple exposures in a short period of time (usually less than 24 hours.)
LD50 Lethal dose (LD50) is the amount of an administered substance that kills 50 percent of a test group. It is typically expressed as milligrams of administered substance per kilogram of body mass.

Are there any guarantees offered on Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains?

No:  whilst the biocidal technology used on Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains has been independently tested and shown to have long lasting antimicrobial and sporicidal efficacy, the actual length of curtain use will depend on a variety of factors.

Such factors include, but are not limited to: individual hospital practices; the natural longevity of polypropylene; the risk of the curtain being soiled from items such as blood, urine and general spills; etc.  Curtains should always be replaced when visibly soiled.

Any timescales provided/referenced are always offered as a guideline only and under no circumstances whatsoever constitute a guarantee.

Are Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Curtains fire retardant?

Yes: all types of Endurocide® Curtains are fire retardant.

Our Endurocide® Curtains have been independently tested and meet the following International Fire Retardant Standards:

    • UK & Europe - BS 5867 Part 2 Types B&C: 2008
    • USA & Canada - NFPA 701: 2010 and CAN/ULC-S109
    • Australia & New Zealand - AS 2755.2-1985 and AS 1530.2-1993 Part 2

For copies of the certificates, please contact us.

How do I know I'm choosing the correct hook for my railing system?

When choosing the type of hook you order with your curtain, it’s important that you order the correct size to fit your railing - and with so many types of railings available worldwide, this is sometimes easier said than done!

There are two ways to help ensure the hook will be suitable for your railing:

 
  • Hook measurements: take the measurements of your existing hooks.
    • The two dimensions you require are head/glider width (A) and neck width (B).
  DIMENSIONS HOOK GLIDER
 
  • Railing measurements: if available, use the inner measurements of your railing.
    • The two dimensions you require are inner width (X) and channel width (Y).
  DIMENSIONS RAILING
 
  • These measurements will make sure your hook fits in your railing and is neither too big (won't fit) nor too small (will fall out)!
  DIMENSIONS RAILING+HOOK

As a quick guide to our different types of hooks, please see the information below:

Hook Type

Order Code

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Head width (A)

Neck width (B)

Suitable for railing system*

  • Quick-Fit

QF

 QF 1 S

10.0mm

4.0mm

Silent Gliss 6100

  • Wheeled

WH

WH 3S

9.5mm

4.5mm

Silent Gliss 6100

  • Large-Top

LT

 LT 1S

14.0mm

3.0mm

Movatrack 100

  • Wide-Wheeled

WWH

 WWH 3S

12.0mm

4.5mm

Movatrack 100

  • Metal-Bar Wide-Wheeled

 MWW  MWW  12.0mm  4.5mm  Movatrack 100
  • U-Type

U

 U 1S

N/A**

N/A**

Marlux Fast-Fit

 If you would like a sample pack of the different hooks we have available, please contact us.


Please note: it is important to ensure that the same hook is used throughout your Curtain.  You should never mix hooks types or hook suppliers on one Curtain, as even similar type hooks can have significant differences in dimensions.  To ensure uniform glide of your Curtain in the railing, rails should be regularly cleaned, free from obstacles or gaps and all hooks should be hung at the same height.  Bio Technics accepts no responsibility for the performance of railings.

* The railings given are examples of commonly available systems - it is not meant to suggest that this is the only system that these hooks are suitable for use with.
** The X and Y measurements are not applicable to our U-Type hooks as these are designed to fit over the railing.

Will Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains work with existing tracking?

Endurocide®  Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains are available supplied with eyelets only or with a choice of seven different hanging systems so will fit work with most popular track systems.

  • For further information on the Hanging Systems available, please refer to the Product Options tab.

What pack sizes do Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains come in?

Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Printed Curtains are available in the following pack sizes:

 

 Standard

 Long drop

Meshtop 

 Meshcut

  • Full width 
Case of 6 Case of 5 Case of 5 Case of 5
  • Medium width
Case of 8 Case of 7 Case of 7 Case of 7
  • Half width 
Case of 12 Case of 10 Case of 10 Case of 10
  • For further details on the product options of our curtains, please see the Product Options tab.

Are Endurocide® Antimicrobial Plus Curtains made from environmentally friendly materials?

All our Endurocide® Curtains are made from 100% polypropylene which has a very low environmental impact when compared with other types of synthetic or traditional materials.

In addition, the liquid used to impregnate our Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains is water-based.


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