As a result of award-winning research and development of American-made, bactericidal fibers, Beacon Linens is pleased to announce a new line of high quality, high-performance linens that kill bacteria and viruses. It’s a new level of protection, pure and simple.
Safe and powerful, the EPA-registered silver used in these polyester fibers fight and help prevent acne, repels mold, mildew, fungus, and odor-causing bacteria, keeping fabrics fresh and protected from first use to last. And thanks to this unique embedding technology, Beacon offers superior performance and durability with no special care or handling. This powerful antimicrobial protection doesn’t wear off, wash away, or weaken against viruses, mold, mildew, fungus, and odor-causing bacteria. It even withstands peroxide and chlorine bleach. If it says Beacon Bactericidal™, you can count on its performance.
EASY & DURABLE
Beacon Bactericidal™ textiles look and feel like regular fabrics. There is no stiffness, striping, or muddy coloring. High performance and low maintenance, our durable fibers help extend the life of the product and require no special handling throughout fabric production. These are easy-care, wrinkle-resistant linens with less than one percent shrinkage
Our state-of-the-art, American-made fibers offer better antimicrobial and anti-viral protection because the silver is not just a coating that washes away. It’s actually embedded in the fibers themselves. Woven with these individual fibers, our fabric is precisely engineered to distribute bacteria-killing silver as near to the surface as possible to maximize contact with bacteria. Independent studies show the efficacy against viruses, mold, mildew, fungus, and odor-causing bacteria remains just as strong after 100 industrial launderings as it was after the first.
Developed with manufacturers and product designers in mind, these fabrics are ideally incorporated into products that benefit from long lasting durability and powerful odor control.
- Fibers are embedded with microscopic (not nano-sized) particles of safe, effective, EPA-registered silver
- Provides permanent protection against odor
- Feels and functions as a standard fabric
- Blends well with other fibers
- Dyes well with black, white and colors (also available in black pigment)
- Promises high performance and low maintenance with no special care required
- Antimicrobial efficacy withstands chlorine bleach and peroxide
- Antimicrobial efficacy extends the life of the fabric
- Available in fine denier, high-tenacity polyester in both staple and filament
- Fibers made in America
CHANGING THE FUTURE WITH SMART TEXTILES
Though Beacon Bactericidal™ continuously active antimicrobial textiles have a proven record of fighting acne, mold, mildew, fungus, and odor-causing bacteria, we see this as just the beginning of our mission.
Harmful bacteria can endanger patients and healthcare workers alike. Every year, more than 1.7 million people in American hospitals contract hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). The Centers for Disease Control estimate that costs associated with HAIs start at $28 billion annually. HAIs are transmitted in many ways, so protection is a battle on many fronts. Hazards like contaminated lab coats, scrubs, bed linens, and other textiles can be overlooked in infection control programs, despite being in constant contact with patients and healthcare providers.
A recent study in the journal Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (ICHE) showed that hospital privacy curtains made with this new technology killed more than 99.9% of Klebsiella and MRSA bacteria within two hours of exposure, and kept up that performance even after multiple exposures.
We are actively working with clients to assess how antimicrobial textiles may be part of a future solution against the spread of such pathogens. We recognize the variety of uses and industries that will benefit from this extraordinary new textile product line. And, we’re committed to discovering all the ways that we can partner with businesses to improve the lives of those around us.
Industries Served: Healthcare, Home, Hospitality, Skincare, Schools, Babies, Industrial, Military, Sport, and Veterinary