Burlington and PurThread Technologies

Burlington will incorporate a new fiber technology in its upcoming protective apparel. PurThread Technologies, Inc., an antimicrobial fiber and yarn innovator, is partnering with Burlington, a global textile leader that supplies performance fabrics to markets around the world, to provide antimicrobial and anti-odor protection for use in the global healthcare, industrial and apparel markets.

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Taking Infection Prevention Beyond the Basics

Sterilized instruments, clean bedding,  gloves and masks, regular handwashing, and the isolation of highly contagious patients — all of these add up to the protective regimen that must be maintained to keep  hospitals from becoming ground zero for epidemics in the United States. Despite these well-known and standardized procedures, many hospital-acquired infections can still be spread through overlooked or hard-to-wash surfaces like bed linens, privacy curtains and upholstered waiting room chairs; or by pure and simple human error. 

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