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Quarter 1 2019


Welcome to a New Year, and a new look for Dartex.

After 6½ years at the helm of Dartex Coatings, Managing Director David Ripley has retired from the business. We thank him for his contribution to the development of the business, and wish him all the best for the future. Taking charge is Mark Jones, who moves to the new role of General Manager. As part of Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics, Dartex has access to greater manufacturing capabilities, and we are excited to give our valued customers access to the best and most innovative technical healthcare fabrics available on the market.

You can keep up to date with our latest developments through our quarterly newsletter, subscribing to our social media channels or with a good old fashioned phone call.

Wishing you all the best.

Mark Jones

General Manager
Notable Nomination to BHTA Section Vice Chair for Dawn Chilvers
Business Development Manager Dawn Chilvers has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Beds, Support Surfaces, Pressure Care, Seating and Positioning Section of the British Healthcare Trades Association (BHTA) following a vote of members at the end of January. Dawn has been an active member of the organisation since joining Dartex in 2012, and is well known amongst healthcare professionals.

Congratulations Dawn!
More Than A Mattress Cover

Are you in the process of designing a new medical support surface? Dartex manufactures more than just the mattress cover. Have a chat with us about:
  • Air mattress bladder fabric – lightweight and strong
  • Base material
    • Grabby base to ‘stick’ to the medical device
    • Slippy base for ease of patient movement 
  • Dartex Leather – Waterproof faux leather for a luxurious feel 
sales@dartexcoatings.com / dartexsales@trelleborg.com
Did You Know…?
A medical support surface performs best if the cover and core are designed to work together.

Technical Director Richard Haxby will be presenting our latest research paper entitled: Support Surface Cover and Core: Working Together In Sweet Harmony at the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) Conference in March.

PVC – Free and Healthier Hospitals compliant
Gaining traction in the USA, The Healthier Hospitals Initiative aims to encourage hospitals to use less harmful chemicals across their facilities.

All Dartex products are PVC-free – have a chat with Chris Possident to find out more about our range of Healthier Hospitals compliant products chris.possident@dartexcoatings.com
Team News
We are pleased that Ugo Rainone has joined us in the new position of Plant Director at our Nottingham facility, and brings over 20 years’ experience in managing manufacturing facilities in Europe. 

Congratulations to Michelle Malik in the Customer Service team on the birth of her beautiful baby boy in January.

Darren Parkin has joined the Nottingham team as QHSE Manager, while the technical team welcomes Rachel Winter as Laboratory Assistant.
Upcoming events

We’ll be attending the following events over the next quarter; if you’d like to arrange a coffee and a catch up on site, contact dartexmarketing@trelleborg.com  

TechTextil North America

Tuesday 26th - Thursday 28th February
Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics will be exhibiting on stand 1501

TechTextil North America

NPUAP Annual Conference

Friday 1st - Saturday 2nd March
St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Richard Haxby presents our latest research poster about the importance of the support surface cover and core working harmoniously together at this year’s conference.

NPUAP Annual Conference


Saturday 6th - Wednesday 10th April
Nashville, Tennessee, USA

Dan Culhane will be attending the Global Surgical Conference & Expo


TechTextil Frankfurt

Tuesday 14th - Friday 17th May
Frankfurt, Germany

Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics will be exhibiting at the show. Come and see the latest textile innovations from Dartex Coatings!

TechTextil Frankfurt
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Dartex® Coatings Ltd.
Acton Close, Long Eaton,
Nottingham NG10 1FZ UK
+44 (0)115 983 7676

Dartex® Coatings Inc.
22 Steel Street, North Smithfield,
RI 02896, USA
+1 401 766 1500
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