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Ultima Displays launches self-sanitising stretch fabric

Ultima Displays launches self-sanitising stretch fabric
Ultima Displays has launched a unique self-sanitising stretch fabric that will unlock the potential for tension textile displays and partitions, and provide a confidence boost to the events and exhibition sectors.

The HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology has been tested to be 99.99 percent effective within 30 minutes against SARS-CoV-2, the COVID-19 causing virus and is designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria enveloped viruses on textile surfaces. Its antiviral and antibacterial properties are due to a unique combination of silver and vesicle technologies designed to significantly reduce viral and bacterial infectivity on treated surfaces.

“Our industry has been badly affected by the pandemic and we have seen our customers and dealers’ businesses suffer,” said Mark McCleery, Managing Director at Ultima Displays. “The treated stretch textile with the HeiQ Viroblock technology is a game changer, as it opens the door for the use of fabric displays across the retail, exhibition, conference and events sectors. The inherent self-sanitising properties mean that the graphic remains germ and microbe resistant without the need to wipe clean.”

Tension graphic displays are the mainstay of many forms of visual communication, with Ultima leading the way with MODULATE, its imagnetic displays and Formulate tubular systems, both of which will benefit from the new treated textile. To complement the Stretch fabric, a Display Polyester version is also available for use with a variety of wall mounted or freestanding TFS frames.

Stringent tests have been carried out to ensure the treated textile with the HeiQ Viroblock technology has a strong antimicrobial efficacy demonstrated by ISO 20743 and ISO18184. The technology is EU REACH compliant and certified as safe, as all its ingredients are cosmetic grade, bio-based (72 percent bio-based carbon) and recycled.

The treated textile can be cleaned if graphics become dirty by gently washing at 60°C for up to 30 washes, without effecting the antimicrobial properties.

The HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology is a patent pending technology and is also OEKOTEX certified, ZDHC and bluesign homologized.

This development follows the unveiling of Ultima’s brightly coloured multi-height sanitising unit specifically designed to be fun, friendly, and durable to help children, aged thee to 11, to engage proactively with hygiene practices as school life returns to normal.

The Kid’s Multi-Height Sanitising Unit complies with the ‘Essential Measures’ outlined in the recent Government guidance, which include a requirement for ‘robust hand and respiratory hygiene and enhanced cleaning arrangements.’

For further information, visit:  www.ultimadisplays.co.uk

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