ZucoraHome introduces virus blocking mattress protector
LONDON, Ontario – ZucoraHome has added OmniGuard Advance, a fabric recently certified as effective in blocking viruses such as COVID-19, to its assortment of mattress and fabric protectors. The assortment is part of the bedding essential collection manufactured by PureCare, who whom the added-value resource is the sole Canadian distributor.
“PureCare is recognized in the bedding industry for using technical textiles to enhance the health and wellness of the sleep environment,” ZurcoraHome president and chief executive officer Brad Geddes said in a statement. “The OmniGuard Advance fabric serves as the base fabric throughout our collection of premium, clinically proven mattress, and pillow protectors. This fabric has now attained Vartest certification that meets ASTM F1671 viral penetration testing standard for resistance to bloodborne pathogens. This certification adds another layer of scientific validation to this product line for retailers and customers who are looking for cleaner, more hygienic sleep products.”
The ASTM F1671 test method established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines whether a fabric can block Phi-X174 bacteriophage, a virus that is about 32 nanometers in diameter. COVID-19 is approximately 125 nanometers in diameter.
“PureCare has a long history of working with a variety of wellness experts and laboratories who clinically test our products in order to ensure the transparency and accuracy of all of our claims,” adds Sean Bergman, chief operating officer of PureCare, which is based in Phoenix, Arizona.
Introducing the product, Geddes said the OmniGuard Advance fabric has a unique microdot design that allows it to be washed and dried on hot for complete sanitization. It is also treated with antimicrobial silver chloride to inhibit bacteria, mold and mildew, all of which cause odours, stains and deterioration.
He also noted PureCare branded products are warrantied and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified which indicates it is free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use. These features have helped PureCare’s protector collection earn the endorsement of the National Sleep Foundation and the Women’s Choice Award.
Health Canada has designated PureCare bedding products with Celliant as Class 1 Medical Devices.