Amicor is an anti-microbial fibre that is woven inside textile materials to provide protection from the growth of harmful microbes. It is an effective fibre that is versatile and has been designed to protect the entire fabric.
Amicor prevents harmful bacteria and fungi from proliferating and thriving on the textile surface and throughout the whole material. Amicor's effect has been shown to last for the entire duration of a working shift and it has the potential to last up to 200 laundry cycles.
Amicor is a fibre with a durable anti-microbial functionality which is added during the fibre production process. The antimicrobial additive is incorporated into the fibre by using 'late injection technology', which results in the functional additive being finely dispersed in the micro reservoirs prevalent within the fibre structure.
The fibre has a 'slow diffusion action' that gradually releases the anti-microbial additive and replenishes the fibre surface, providing effective protection to the whole uniform. Amicor's slow diffusion is what provides the durability inherent to all Amicor uniforms and textile materials. Few other materials are made to provide such a lasting performance.
Amicor does not have a fragile surface finish that washes off after ten to fifty wash cycles - it lasts for up to 200 washes and is therefore one of the most effective antimicrobial materials available which provides uniforms with long - lasting value.
Amicor garments will be identified by a small blue tab in the side seam. These labels will only be provided once fabrics have been through the Quality Assurance testing programme provided to Amicor Approved Suppliers and Trade Mark Licensees. (See marketing section for more information.)
By taking recourse to Amicor, hospital trusts improve not only textile and uniform hygiene and consistency, but also cost benefits to hospital laundering.
Most importantly, Amicor's durable effect provides a consistent approach towards patient care that helps reduce larger costs that accrue for infection treatment.
All Amicor fibres have been tested by leading ecological testing organisation, Okotex. Okotex test for consumer safety and certify products that will have no harm to humans.
Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances - EC1907/2006 ; REACH certificate provides assurance that a product has been reviewed by a third party and offers traceability of compliance.
The Seal of Approval is a trade mark owned by allergy UK. The British Allergy Foundation Seal of Approval is licensed to products that have been independently tested by clinical immunologists on behalf of Allergy UK.
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