Clorox Healthcare is always looking for innovative ways to partner with materials manufacturers, medical device and equipment manufacturers, and healthcare furniture manufacturers. Some of our current partnerships showcase how we’ve worked with these companies to provide customers with the reassurances that surfaces can be cleaned and disinfected effectively, and with little or no loss in surface aesthetics or integrity.
Clorox Healthcare has partnered with The Mitchell Group, the industry authority on faux leather upholstery fabrics, to evaluate the compatibility of two of our healthcare disinfectants with two of Mitchell Group’s upholstery brands designed for the healthcare market. We are pleased to announce that after extensive testing, Clorox Healthcare® Hydrogen Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes and Liquids, and Clorox Healthcare® VersaSure® Cleaner Disinfectant Wipes can be used to clean and disinfect fabrics from the Sta-Kleen Polycarbonate and Sta-Kleen Silicone brands from Mitchell without the need for a time-consuming rinse and dry step. Simply apply the products according to the directions for use, ensure the surface stays wet for the contact time, and leave to dry. The testing has demonstrated the resilience of these two brands to the two Clorox Healthcare disinfectants, meaning that the time consuming rinse step typically required after application of disinfectants to these types of fabrics can be eliminated without compromising the integrity of the fabric.
About durable coated fabrics: A durable coated fabric is a material that has one or more layers of a film-forming polymer such as vinyl, polyurethane, or silicone on the outer surface of the fabric. Such fabrics are widely used to upholster furniture such as chairs, couches, examination/surgical tables, and dental chairs used in healthcare settings. To reduce the risk of damage to these surfaces from repeated use of cleaning and disinfecting products, manufacturer cleaning and maintenance guidelines specify the application of a disinfectant for the contact time, followed by rinsing to remove excess disinfectant before drying the surface. However, in practice, the rinse step is not often carried out, particularly if the disinfectant is applied with a wipe, increasing the risk of fabric damage.
Enhance the connection between care providers and patients while optimizing clinical workflows with HP Healthcare Edition PCs and clinical review displays. They can be cleaned with Clorox Healthcare® Bleach Germicidal Wipes every shift, every day. To learn more about how HP has reimagined healthcare technology to put doctor, clinician and patient needs before anything else, visit hp.com/go/healthcare.
To learn more about how Kwalu has combined the correct products and protocols to ensure effective surface disinfection, and to reduce the risk of cross-transmission of pathogens for patients, visit kwalu.com.
Eastman sets the standard for plastics compatibility testing with its four-step methodology. Eastman Tritan™ copolyester, used in a variety of medical equipment, is compatible with Clorox Healthcare® disinfectants.
Prime Medical is the exclusive manufacturer of Clorox Healthcare™ privacy curtains and CloroxPro™ scrubs and lab coats made with Chlorine-Shield™ fabric technology. Simply by laundering with EPA-registered bleach, the fabric binds with chlorine to create a sanitizing shield that lasts for up to 12 weeks, resists fading, and the antimicrobial technology remains durable through a minimum of 75 industrial wash cycles. Compatible with Clorox Healthcare® Fuzion® Cleaner Disinfectant and Clorox® Germicidal Bleach. Learn more at primemedical.com.
Chlorine-Shield is a trademark of Prime Medical.
INFAB partnered with Clorox Healthcare to demonstrate excellent compatibility on all lead aprons under clinical settings. Testing was performed over a 10-week period and showed no damage to the aprons.