ATLANTA, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- A new line of antimicrobial linens that inhibit the growth of bacteria on their surface are being introduced by LifeThreads™ LLC (www.life-threads.com) here at the Clean Show 2015, booth 4116, at the Georgia World Congress Center.
The linen product family includes bed sheets and pillow cases that are made from a new fabric called Grace that is more durable than cotton or filament polyester. Grace fabric is manufactured using a spun polyester process, utilizing spinning technology to change the orientation of the fabric fibers and give the yarn superior characteristics. The fabric maintains the look and feel of cotton and other blends, but will not shrink or lint and is inherently stain resistant.
The linens are treated with a zinc-based active ingredient that has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria concentrations by 99.99 percent in laboratory tests and provides the linens with antimicrobial, antifungal and odor-resistant protection. Specially designed for healthcare environments, LifeThreads' bed sheets measure 110 by 66 inches and pillow cases measure 20 by 30 inches; both are available in white. The linens are manufactured to withstand more than 200 industrial washing cycles and require no special handling or laundry protocols.
The company's existing product offerings include antimicrobial professional and patient medical apparel such as lab coats, scrub sets, scrub warm-up jackets and patient gowns.
"LifeThreads' medical garments already act as an added layer of protection against cross contamination for patients and healthcare providers," said Karan Jhunjhunwala, founder and CEO of LifeThreads. "Linens are a natural next step in our goal of limiting cross-contamination and fighting these dangerous infections."
LifeThreads is seeking to revolutionize the healthcare laundry industry by partnering with laundry service providers to offer a holistic linen and garment management solution. Earlier this year, the company announced a partnership with PureTex Solutions, a Florida-based healthcare medical laundry and uniform rental company offering LifeThreads' products on a rental basis.
For laundry service provider and institutional inquiries, contact [email protected] or call 1-800-406-1220. For more information, visit www.life-threads.com.
LifeThreads™ LLC (www.life-threads.com) is a life sciences company focused on infection control and management in clinical healthcare settings by targeting soft surface contact points. The company manufactures and distributes professional medical apparel, patient garments, linens and related items treated with an EPA-registered antimicrobial active ingredient that protects the surface of the fabric from harmful pathogens found within the medical environment. LifeThreads products have been tested and comply with American Association of Textile Chemist and Colorists guidelines. Lab results indicate that LifeThreads antimicrobial textiles reduce bacterial concentrations by more than 99.9 percent. Life Threads was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in New York.
Disclaimer: Studies to evaluate reduction in infection have not been performed on LifeThreads products. The EPA has not reviewed these results for healthcare claims.
LifeThreads is a trademark of LifeThreads LLC. All other trade names are the property of their respective owners.
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