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



Designs

Our prints were designed exclusively for our Endurocide® Printed - Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Curtains.  We 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 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 both patients and staff alike.

On White

Design set against White polypropylene

 

On Pastel Blue

Design set against Pastel Blue polypropylene

 

On Pastel Yellow

Design set against Pastel Yellow polypropylene

DESIGN SD WH   DESIGN SDPB   DESIGN SDPY

'Geometric' Design

Using ancient geometric shapes, this design offers patients and staff a subtle & calming design to focus on.  This design can be used on most standard curtain colours.

Blue on Pastel Blue

Dark blue print design set against Pastel Blue polypropylene

 

Brown on Latte

Dark brown print design set against Latte polypropylene

 

 Gold on White

Gold print design set against White polypropylene

 

Black on White

Black print design set against White polypropylene

DESIGN GEPB   DESIGN GELA   DESIGN GEWG   DESIGN GEWB

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Curtain types

Standard

100% polypropylene, designed for use with suspended ceiling rails.

 

Long Drop

100% polypropylene, designed for use with ceiling-fixed rails.

 

Mesh Top

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

 

Mesh Cut*

An economical alternative to the meshtop curtain.

TYPE SC   TYPE SLD   TYPE SMT   TYPE SMC

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Hanging Systems

Eyelet only

 

Quick-fit hooks

 

Large-top hooks

 

U-type hooks

HOOK E SC 2   HOOK QF 2   HOOK LT 2   HOOK U 2 

Wheeled hooks

 

Wide-wheeled hooks

 

Metal-bar wide-wheeled hooks

 

Eyelet extension hooks

HOOK WH 2   HOOK WWH 2   HOOK MWW 2   HOOK EEH 2

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Sizes

 

 Standard

 Long drop

Meshtop 

 Meshcut

  • Height
 2.0m 2.6m 2.55m 2.55m
  • Full width 
7.5m 7.5m 7.5m 7.5m
  • Medium width
5.55m 5.55m 5.55m 5.55m
  • Half width 
3.75m 3.75m 3.75m 3.75m
  • Mesh height
N/A N/A 0.55m 0.55m

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Order Code Selector

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


Other colours and sizes are available on request and subject to MOQs - please contact us for further details.


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


DISCLAIMER: Whilst Endurocide® 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® Printed Curtains use the same biocidal technology as our Premium 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® Printed Curtains significantly reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections (HAIs) being transferred via curtains by care workers, patients and visitors.

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

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* DISCLAIMER: Whilst Endurocide® 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.

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

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Please note: our Endurocide® Printed Curtains use the same biocidal technology as our Premium 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

 

 

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:

  Enveloped viruses

Standard
 
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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® 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.


Interested in becoming a Distributor?

If you'd like to find out how to become our distributor in any other territory, we would be very pleased to hear from you!

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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 quickly do Endurocide® Printed Curtains start working?

Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Hospital 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 & Sporicidal Hospital Curtains, please visit our 'Laboratory Testing' or 'Peer Review' tabs, or contact us for more details on:

Where should you use Endurocide® Printed Curtains?

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

We would recommend that Endurocide® 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® Printed Curtains?

All Endurocide® Curtains should be stored at ambient temperatures (i.e. 25°C max) and out of UV light.

Polypropylene remains stable for approximately 12 months (if stored as above), 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® Curtains?

Yes: every box of 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.

Can I clean or wipe Endurocide® Disposable Curtains?

No: it is not advised to clean any of our curtains by any mechanical means - disposable curtains are designed to be replaced when visibly soiled. Regarding Endurocide® 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 function.  When any of our curtains become visibly soiled, they should always be replaced.

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

No: it is recommended that Endurocide® Printed Curtains are taken down when disinfecting with a misting/fogging machine. The peroxide used in such operations may react with the patented formulation and over time reduce the effectiveness against pathogens. The use of peroxide is also likely to affect the labels affixed to the curtains. This will be visible a discoloration of the lettering of the curtain label.

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

It is advised that Endurocide® 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. This will become visible as “pilling”. This is caused by the fibres in the polypropylene becoming brittle with UV exposure and coming loose from the main fibre chains and breaking down.

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® Printed Curtains need to be replaced?

Due to the nature of polypropylene and the fact that the curtains are designed to be disposable, Endurocide® Printed Hospital Curtains should be removed 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.

Are there any guarantees offered on Endurocide® Sporicidal Printed Curtains Curtains?

No:  Whilst Endurocide® 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.

How should you dispose of used Endurocide® Curtains?

All Endurocide® Curtains are manufactured from 100% recyclable polypropylene.  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.

What pack sizes do Endurocide® Curtains come in?

Endurocide 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 here.

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

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® Hospital Curtains work with existing tracking?

Both of our Endurocide® Hospital Curtains will fit most popular track systems as we supply in four different hanging systems:

1: UNIVERSAL EYELETS

Works with existing systems and hooks (no hooks supplied).

  • Sporicidal Curtains have red eyelets
  • Untreated Curtains have white eyelets

2: QUICK-FIT

Comes complete with standard one-piece hooks, designed to fit in most rail systems.

3: U-TYPE*

Designed to fit on existing track systems.

4: WHEELED HOOK*

Includes integral wheels for smoother movement (two widths available)

HANGING SYSTEMS 2

*Available on request - MOQs may apply.

Are Endurocide® Hospital 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.

Are Endurocide® Hospital Curtains fire retardant?

Yes, both Endurocide® Antimicrobial & Sporicidal Hospital Curtains and Endurocide® Untreated Disposable Curtains meet the following International Fire Retardant Standards:

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

For copies of the certificates, please contact us.


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