Spotlight on...Wheelchairs

04/09/2015 09:02:46

Have you considered the importance of a breathable seat fabric when specifying wheelchairs?

According to NHS statistics, there are 1.2 million wheelchair users in the UK, which is roughly 2% of the population. 
Of these, 28% of wheelchair users are under the age of 60, highlighting the need for wheelchairs to be adaptive to each specific user and their individual requirements.
The world is waking up to the needs of wheelchair users; London is one of the most accessible cities on the planet for wheelchair uses, according to KD Healthcare and their super infographic below:
While factors such as size and manoeuvrability are important for getting around, comfort should be a top consideration as the user will be sat down in it for a large proportion of their day.
So, when you are specifying a new wheelchair, take some time to consider the seat. 
Is it made of breathable polyurethane (PU) coated fabric?
Why choose PU?
Polyurethane coated fabrics are a great choice for any application where skin meets fabric:
  • Abrasion resistant
  • Breathable 
  • Stretchy
  • Durable
  • Water resistant
Dartex supplies thousands of metres of PU coated fabric each year for wheelchair manufacturers all over the world.
It’s not just the wheelchair seats – Dartex fabric can be used for body supports, arm rests and head rests. Weldable options are available to suit all applications.
Want to know more about how we can help with your wheelchair requirements? Contact our technical team for more information at 

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