World leaders in technical support surfaces for pressure injury prevention
You will have different requirements of your support surface depending on the end-use. Here we can help you find the right fabric for your specific product, from the most comprehensive range of medical support surfaces available in the world.
Dartex has developed medical support surfaces for each unique care need. From pressure area care, to patient transfer and infection control. We have comprehensive ranges of fabrics for use in hospital, care homes and independent living. Here we can propose the right solution for your care need.
We offer two distinct fabric ranges; Dartex Classic and Dartex Advanced Technologies, which provide specialist properties depending on the medical needs of the patient. Find out more about the right choice for your application using the navigation links on the right.
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Dartex is an international business, with transfer coating and transfer laminating manufacturing facilities on both sides of the Atlantic. We produce the highest quality fabrics for the world-wide healthcare market. All our fabrics are expertly engineered to be used in a variety of patient support surfaces.
Dartex Coatings Ltd.
Nottingham, NG10 1FZ
Phone: +44 (0)115 983 7676
Fax: +44 (0)115 973 6387
end use > independent living > patient handling > resilience
The Dartex Resilience range combines maximum abrasion resistance with a specially engineered low friction surface which minimises the risk of shear, making Resilience products ideal for use in patient transfer applications including stretchers and trolleys.
With enhanced chemical resistance, Resilience is also suitable for maternity applications and has an extended product performance lifetime.
Why choose Resilience?
Abrasion Resistant – the special polyurethane coating, specifically designed to resist rough handling, is hard wearing and durable in tough medical environments.
Better abrasion resistance leads to:
- reduced risk of hospital acquired infections
- increased lifetime value of the mattress
- lower mattress replacement rate, which in turn greatly speeds up and simplifies the process of auditing mattresses.
Breathability – the moisture vapour transmission (MVT) properties of PU keeps skin cool and dry, unlike PVC which doesn’t ‘breathe’
Stretch & Recovery – essential for pressure redistribution and the prevention of avoidable pressure injuries
Easily cleaned – either wipe clean or machine washable
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