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2019 Quarter 2


We’ve been out and about this quarter exhibiting at Techtextil Frankfurt as part of the Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics stand, and taking part in shaping the future of the industry through participation in the S3i Committee in the US. Remember, we can now offer more than a mattress cover through our parent company Trelleborg, so do drop us a line if you have a requirement for other types of medical fabric.

All the best

Mark Jones

General Manager
Did You Know…?
…Managing skin temperature and moisture levels is important for maintaining skin integrity; for example, a 1ºc increase in skin temperature leads to a 13% increase in metabolic demand*.

Make sure your cushion cover is polyurethane, not PVC. Find out more about why PU is a better choice for your seat than PVC in our latest white paper, presented at the Tissue Viability Society (TVS) Conference.

Download the white paper

* Fisher SV, Szymke TE, Apte SY, Kosiak M. Wheelchair cushion effect on skin temperature. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1978; 59(2): p68-72.
Shaping the Healthcare Industry
As part of our commitment to the healthcare & medical industry, Technical Director Richard Haxby sits on the Support Surface Standards Initiative (S3i) Committee, run by the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (NPUAP) which aims to define support surface standards for the USA. The recent Winter meeting was a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues from across the country and discuss the challenges facing the industry.

Image © Kristen Thurman
Recent Events
Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics exhibited at Techtextil in Frankfurt, Germany from 14-17 May 2019.

The technical team were on hand to discuss medical support surface fabrics with global customers, and demonstrate our latest innovative smart textile solution.

Click to see the short video demonstration here 

Image © Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics
Something Different on Social Media…
Avid Tweeters may have already spotted that our Twitter page has a new look – as part of our band consolidation, our social media pages have been renamed to Trelleborg Healthcare & Medical, to better reflect the wider offering that we now have for the industry.

Visit Twitter and LinkedIn to find out more…

In-house Technical Testing for your Medical Support Covers
Be confident in your mattress cover: We conduct in-house waterproof testing to demonstrate how waterproof (or not!) competitor fabrics are compared to Dartex® coated fabrics. 

Up for the challenge?

Send us your samples for hydrostatic head testing and see why Dartex® is more than a mattress cover.

Contact dartexsales@trelleborg.com to find out more about testing. 

Image © Trelleborg Engineered Coated Fabrics
Stronger, for Longer – Dartex® Endurance

With demonstrable return over lifetime, Dartex® Endurance offers advanced chemical resistance for harsh, heavy cleaning in clinical environments. Request technical specifications and test data to see why Endurance is the right choice for your cover dartexsales@trelleborg.com
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  

EWMA 2019

Wednesday 5th - Friday 7th June
Gothenberg, Sweden

EWMA 2019

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)

Wednesday 18th - Friday 20th September
Lyon, France

European Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel (EPUAP)
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Nottingham NG10 1FZ UK
+44 (0)115 983 7676

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22 Steel Street, North Smithfield,
RI 02896, USA
+1 401 766 1500
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