Comparison of antimicrobial textile treatments

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Show simple item record Williams, J. T. en Painter, P. en Smith, Edward en Walsh, Susannah E. en 2008-12-11T13:24:39Z 2008-12-11T13:24:39Z 2007-07-16 en
dc.identifier.citation Williams, J.T., Painter, P., Smith, E.J. and Walsh, S.E. (2007) Comparison of Antimicrobial Textile Treatments. MEDTEX07 4th international conference and exhibition on healthcare and medical textiles, Bolton, 16-18 July.
dc.description Hospital acquired infection incidence is growing worldwide and textiles with antimicrobial treatments as a preventive measure are becoming common place. Currently tests are performed in wet conditions as encountered in wound dressings but not at 25C and 50%RH where clothing is worn. An interdisciplinary approach has modified test procedures to compare the antibacterial efficacies of textiles at these new conditions. Results demonstrated that certain fabrics with high efficacy claims fail the modified test method. IBRG membership is helping develop a new standard method for this type of fabric for the healthcare sector to enhance quality of life. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject RAE 2008
dc.subject UoA 25 General Engineering and Mineral & Mining Engineering
dc.title Comparison of antimicrobial textile treatments en
dc.type Other en
dc.researchgroup Textiles Engineering and Materials (TEAM)
dc.researchgroup Pharmaceutical Technologies
dc.researchgroup Biomedical and Environmental Health

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