Cast PVC film fights germs in new hospital application


A French converter has developed a DEHP-free cast polyvinyl chloride antimicrobial film that is being tested in hospitals in the fight against hospital-borne infections, including superbug MRSA.

Hexis Health (Frontignan, France) says that its new antimicrobial PVC film inhibits growth of a wide range of microbes including E.coli, staphylococcus aureus, and MRSA, by more than 90% based on tests carried out under ISO 22196 (Measurement of antibacterial activity on plastic surfaces).

In a pilot project, the printable film has been fitted to doors within both the hospital's Pediatric department and games room in Le Centre Hospitalier De La Côte Basque, a regional hospital in southwestern France. Images of Disney characters have been digitally printed on the film for the hospital's younger patients...
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