Antibacterial Privacy Curtains from Marlux Medical and Microban®

Summit Medical Ltd. is a global leader in the provision of quality medical products. The company is trusted by healthcare professionals worldwide and strives to deliver innovation within the surgical, infection control, and sports medicine sectors.

Headquartered in the UK, Summit Medical utilises highly skilled and advanced manufacturing techniques that meet the ever-changing demands in global healthcare. It also has a strong distribution network that facilitates a brand presence in more than 40 countries.

PROTECT + PREVENT: Delivering Antimicrobial Product Protection in Healthcare

The persistence of bacterial growth on high-touch products & surfaces continues to be a serious concern in healthcare facilities. The prevention and reduction of microorganisms are increasingly being presented as an essential element of wider infection control strategies.

In a bid to become an integral part of the overall solution, Summit Medical has engineered proven Microban® antibacterial product protection into its range of MARLUX® recyclable privacy curtains.


How Does Microban® Technology Work in MARLUX® Recyclable Privacy Curtains?

Microban® silver ion technology is integrated into the non-woven polypropylene curtains at the stage of manufacture. The formulation works 24/7 to actively eliminate up to 99.99% of bacterial growth on the surface of the curtain without sacrificing material durability or longevity. The result is a curtain that remains hygienically cleaner and fresher in-between cleans. It is also easier to keep clean and longer-lasting.

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Benefits of MARLUX® Curtains Enhanced With Microban® Antibacterial Technology

  • Actively protected against the growth of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, including MRSA
  • Less likely to facilitate cross-contamination from surface to surface
  • Underpin existing hygiene measures within healthcare facilities
  • Have an extended functional lifetime
  • Remain cleaner and fresher in-between routine disinfection
  • Easier to keep clean
  • Antimicrobial properties are not diminished by harsh cleaning chemicals
  • Contain a non-leaching, globally regulated technology that has a long history of safe and effective use

In addition to built-in Microban® antibacterial product protection, MARLUX® curtains are also FastFit, meaning they can be refitted in 2-3 minutes per curtain. This allows hospital staff to change curtains efficiently when needed.

Is Untreated Polypropylene Naturally Resistant to the Growth of Bacteria?

The short answer is NO - untreated polypropylene IS NOT naturally resistant to the growth of bacteria. Polypropylene is commonly used by laboratories around the world as a “control” sample because it typically exhibits growth for both E. coli and S. aureus under ISO 22196 / AATCC TM100 conditions.

Integrating a regulated antimicrobial additive into polypropylene is a scientifically proven way to actively reduce and inhibit bacterial growth on the surface of the material.