Harnessing the Antimicrobial Power of EPA-Registered Chlorine Bleach

PCIAW | PCIAW News | Milliken & Company prioritize production of Advanced Anti-microbial BioSmart® Fabric for front-line medical workers

Milliken BioSmart technology makes it simple and practical to integrate protection into common medical garments and products. The patented, bleach-activated technology harnesses the proven power of an EPA-registered chlorine bleach, turning otherwise passive textiles into an added layer of active defense against microbial exposure and contamination. 

When laundered as directed with an EPA-registered chlorine bleach*, BioSmart™ technology binds chlorine to the surface of the fabric, which then kills 99.9%** of many common bacteria and viruses.

*when washed according to the EPA-registered chlorine bleach label instructions.
**Laboratory conditions using AATCC 100 test method.

Durable Protection

BioSmart™ is a patented Milliken technology that binds chlorine bleach from each wash cycle to the surface of the fabric. Products with BioSmart technology must be washed with an EPA-registered chlorine bleach* to charge the fabric prior to initial use and each use. BioSmart technology is durable up to 75 launderings.*when washed according to the EPA-registered chlorine bleach label instructions.
Do not use color safe bleach.

Medical Barrier Protective Fabrics for PPE

Milliken Perimeter™ fabrics are solutions for garment producers in search of level 1, level 2 and level 3 medical barrier fabrics for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for front-line medical workers.

Level 1 Medical Barrier Fabrics

Typical Environments for Usage: Basic Care, Standard Hospital Medical Unit

  • Milliken Perimeter™ fabric
  • Meets ANSI/AAMI PB70 Standard
  • Used for MINIMAL risk situations
  • Provides a slight barrier to small amounts of fluid penetration
  • Single test of water impacting the surface of the gown material is conducted to assess barrier protection performance.

Level 2 Medical Barrier Fabrics

Typical Environments for Usage: Blood draw from a vein, Suturing, ICU, Pathology lab

  • Milliken Perimeter™ fabric
  • Meets ANSI/AAMI PB70 Standard
  • Used for LOW risk situations
  • Provides a barrier to larger amounts of fluid penetration through splatter and some fluid exposure through soaking
  • Two tests are conducted to assess barrier protection performance:
    • Water impacting the surface of the gown material
    • Resistance to water pressure

Level 3 Medical Barrier Fabrics

Typical Environments for Usage: Arterial blood draw, IV insertion, Emergency room, Trauma

  • Milliken Perimeter™ fabric
  • Meets ANSI/AAMI PB70 Standard
  • Used for MODERATE risk situations
  • Provides a barrier to larger amounts of fluid penetration through splatter and more fluid exposure through soaking than Level 2 materials
  • Two tests are conducted to assess barrier protection performance:
    • Water impacting the surface of the gown material
    • Resistance to water pressure

BioSmart™ Technology Wash Instructions

Perimeter™ Medical Barrier Fabric Wash Instructions

Medical Fabric Solutions

For information on other medical fabrics, click here.

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