February 16 , 2009
UltraCare Antibacterial Protection FAQs
Q. What is UltraCare antibacterial protection?
UltraCare antibacterial protection is built into disposable curtains to inhibit the growth of bacteria, mould or mildew that can cause stains, odours and product deterioration. When used in conjunction with good hygiene practices, UltraCare technology works between cleanings to inhibit the growth of these broad spectrum bacteria and moulds, reducing the risk of cross-contamination.
 
Q. How does UltraCare work?
UlatraCare antibacterial protection is built into disposable curtains to prevent the growth of bacteria, mould or mildew that can cause stains, odours and product deterioration. When used in conjunction with good hygiene practices, UltraCare technology works between cleanings to inhibit the growth of these broad spectrum bacteria and moulds, reducing the risk of cross-contamination. 
 
Q. How do I know if UltraCare is safe?
UltraCare antibacterial additives have undergone extensive independent laboratory testing and have a long history of safe use, across a wide range of product types. The biocidal active components of UltraCare antibacterial additives are notified with the Biocidal Products Directive.
 
Q. How durable is UltraCare antibacterial technology?
UltraCare antibacterial additives are built in for the useful life of the disposable curtains; they will not wash out, or wear away. 
Durability studies have been successfully carried out to simulate a range of conditions that demonstrate the performance of the technology being used, during the useful life of the product.
 
Q. Is UltraCare nanotechnology?
Recently, numerous reports and concerns have been raised about the use of nanotechnology. The antibacterial products developed and used by UltraCare are not based on nanoparticle technology. Therefore, our antibacterial technologies are not linked to the concerns reported or associated with nanotechnology based antibacterials.
This statement also applies to UltraCare silver additives which are approved for use in plastic materials and articles that are intended to come into contact with foodstuffs.
 
Q. Is it possible to recycle disposable curtains with built-in UltraCare technology?
UltraCare treated disposable curtains will contain the antibacterial treatment until the end of their useful life and until recycled. The active antibacterial additive will be present at low concentrations at the point of recycling. If, for example, the disposable curtains fabric is re-melted and mixed with other post consumer waste of a similar type, the active antibacterial will be diluted but still remain in the resultant blend. The antibacterial efficacy will diminish as the additive is diluted during the recycling process.
 
Q. How do UltraCare antibacterial additives differ from disinfectants?
Disinfectants are an instant but short term solution that provides only a limited residual activity once the treated surface dries. Bacteria can then very quickly start to grow and reproduce. As an alternative, UltraCare antibacterial additives guarantee long lasting protection, continuously working to prevent the growth of bacteria throughout the entire lifecycle of disposable curtains.
 
 
 
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