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Anti-Microbial Fabrics

For a more detailed understanding of anti-microbial fabrics, types of infection, viruses and their lifespans – download our anti-microbial guide here.

 

What is anti-microbial fabric?

Anti-microbial fabric is treated in a way which permanently kills and inhibits the growth of microbes and bacteria. This helps to keep your fabric smelling great and reducing the risk of potentially harmful pathogens growing within your fabric, without compromise to the handle or face of the fabric.

Anti-microbial fabrics are a hot topic at the moment and becoming increasingly sought after when specifying or choosing fabric for not only contract environments, but domestic environments also.

Anti-microbial has always been a key technical requirement for healthcare environments. Over recent months we have seen increased interest for these fabrics within the hospitality, workplace and education sectors. Specifically where there is a high volume of traffic that will be coming into contact with these surfaces and/or materials, meaning that the risk of infection spreading is higher.

 

 

Via cross contamination of surfaces, bacteria and viruses can easily be spread – the risk of transferring viruses is much higher on hard/solid surfaces than on porous surfaces like textiles. Even without treatment, textiles are better than hard surfaces when trying to reduce instances of infection.

 

What makes anti-microbial fabrics effective for eliminating germs?

Bacteria and viruses can be trapped in the textile such as clothing, seats, sofas, carpets, sheets, curtains, etc……but textiles can be protected in a more permanent way. All textiles may reduce the spreading of the virus, but by treating fabrics with a sustainable, anti-microbial and virus activity reducing technology, there is less chance of spreading the virus. It works whereby the active ingredient is bound to the substrate, attracts the microorganism and then mechanically punctures the cell wall. For a detailed list on which bacteria’s our anti-microbial is effective against, download our anti-microbial guide here.

 

 

Anti-microbial fabrics are not a new concept for Edmund Bell. We have been developing our range of upholstery fabrics offering anti-microbial properties over the last couple of years. Enduracare is our unrivalled technology and protection for upholstery fabric.

 

 

For a more detailed understanding of anti-microbial fabrics, types of infection, viruses and their lifespans – download our anti-microbial guide here.

 

For more information, contact us on +44 (0)1706 717070 or email sales@edmundbell.com 


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A message to our customers #5

Many of our team members are back working in the office, processing your orders and responding to your enquiries. The safety of our team is our number one priority and we have all the necessary hygiene and distancing measures in place to ensure they feel as safe and comfortable as possible. 

 

  • We are shipping across the UK & internationally – our warehouse is open and we are working safely to get your orders out to you.
  • You can contact us to place any orders or discuss any queries on our usual phone number and email – +44 (0)1706 717070 and sales@edmundbell.com
  • The Edmund Bell website is available to place orders and manage your account online 24 hours a day. You can find more information and download our "How to" guide here.

 

We continue to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and co-operation. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope you and your families keep safe and well.

 

With best regards

John Atherton
Managing Director

 

(Updated 9.30am, 23rd July 2020)

 


A message to our customers #4

As a team, we are busy working from home; processing your orders and responding to your enquiries.

 

  • We are still shipping across the UK & internationally – our warehouse is open and we are working safely to get your orders out to you.
  • You can still contact us to place any orders or discuss any queries on our usual phone number and email – +44 (0)1706 717070 and sales@edmundbell.com
  • The Edmund Bell website is available to place orders and manage your account online 24 hours a day. You can find more information and download our "How to" guide here.
  • Sampling – we are only able to send out samples where it is urgent. Please specify at time of order or contact our customer services team for more information.

 

We continue to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and co-operation. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope you and your families keep safe and well.

 

With best regards

John Atherton
Managing Director

 

(Updated 9.00am, 13th May 2020)

 


A message to our customers #3

As we enter another week and continue to adjust to this 'new normal' way of life, I wanted to keep you informed of our current service levels:

 

  • Continued shipping, UK & international – we may need flexibility on dates of goods leaving our warehouse, as we are working with a skeleton team.
  • We are here to answer your calls and emails – our customer service team are working from home taking any enquiries and orders as usual.
  • We've had lots of enquiries from customers who are manufacturing PPE products to support the NHS and other healthcare environments – we are supplying fabrics for this purpose so please contact us for more information.
  • Sampling – we are only able to send out samples where it is urgent; these won't be sent out daily unfortunately. Any non-urgent samples will be sent out at a later date once the time is right to return to work fully. Please specify at time of order or contact our customer services team for more information.
  • Our warehouse and home offices will be closing for Easter weekend - the last day of shipping will be this Thursday 9th April until we re-open on Tuesday 14th April. We wish you all a lovely safe Easter weekend.

 

The Edmund Bell website is available to place orders and manage your account online 24 hours a day. If you’re not already using our online service, you can find out more information and download our "How to" guide here.

We continue to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and co-operation. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope you and your families keep safe and well.

 

With best regards

John Atherton
Managing Director

 

(Updated 4.30pm, 7th April 2020)

 


A message to our customers #2

Things are changing day by day, minute by minute and we think it is important to keep you informed of our service levels during this time.

Following our update yesterday evening, it is clear that a large number of our customers are still able to keep working and many are making products for the NHS and Healthcare environments and continue to require fabric and other products. We want to reassure you:

 

  • Continued shipping, UK & international – we have made the decision based on feedback from customers, that we keep some staff available to deliver goods next week, commencing 30th March.
  • We may need flexibility on dates of goods leaving our warehouse, as we are working with a skeleton team.
  • We are here to answer your calls and emails – our customer service team are working at home taking any enquiries and orders as usual (we will confirm delivery dates).
  • We will do everything we can to support the Healthcare market, so please contact us to see how we can help you were product is needed.
  • If you require fabrics urgently to support you through this crisis, we are able to ship goods and will confirm delivery dates once we receive your order.
  • If you can’t get through, please email sales@edmundbell.com and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.
  • The Edmund Bell website is available to place orders online.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Our sister company Redwood TTM in Skelmersdale is continuing to manufacture medical equipment and mattresses for the NHS and Healthcare requirements at the request of the Government. Please let us know if they can help you with any medical products.

Call us or alternatively Redwood TTM on 01695 553 830 or email: sales@redwood-ttm.com

 

We intend to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and co-operation. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope you and your families keep safe and well during this difficult period.

 

With best regards

John Atherton

Managing Director

 

(Updated 4pm, 27th March 2020)