General Information

Tested in accordance with ISO7617-1: 2001.
Martindale abrasion in excess of 300,000 rubs.
Tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 12947 1, 2, 3, 4.

As a committed supply partner in a global market Uniroyal Global ensure that every product fully meets customer requirements of specification, reliability and performance.

Uniroyal Global achieved ISO TS 16949 status in February 2004, and is approved to the European Council Directive 96/98 EC on Marine Equipment as amended for Module D Production Quality Assurance.

Our position has been further strengthened in this respect by the confirmation that Wardle Storeys have been granted authorisation according to Oeko Tex Standard 100 to use the Oeko Tex mark with its Velbex S4603 plain and printed pram and nursery vinyls

Flame Retardancy

BS5852 : Section 4 (amended) : 2006 Ignition Sources 0 and 1 when tested in combination with polyurethane foam.

BS5852 : Clause 11 (composites) : 2006 : Ignition Source 5 (crib 5) when tested in combination with CMHR foam.

BS7176 : 2007 for Medium Hazard applications.

BS EN1021-1 : 2006 : Part 1 and BS EN1021-2 : 2006 Part 2 (ISO8191-1 : 1987 and ISO8191-2 1988 Modified)

IMO Res A 652 (16) EASA.CS25.853  App F. Part 1 (a) (1) (ii )

Cleaning & Maintenance

Our products are resistant to most mild acids, alkalis, drinks and household stains. Clean with a damp soapy cloth and rinse well with clean water. Do not use solvents, bleaches, abrasives, synthetic detergents, wax polishes or aerosol sprays (chlorine-releasing agents at levels of 1-10000 parts per million should pose no problems as long as the material does not endure long soakings at the higher concentrations). Disinfectants may be used in dilution as specified by their manufacturers. These include Haz-Tabs and other disinfectants commonly used in hospital infection control programmes. Rinse well with clean water. Our products are NaDCC compatible.

Product specification may vary depending on specific customer & application requirements.

The Mark of Quality

To request our quality certificates please contact us.

Our Ambla contract vinyl brand of products includes protection against C. difficile, MRSA & E. coli.

Our product is an Antimicrobial Vinyl

As a direct response to the challenge of infection control all production of Wardle Storeys contains an antimicrobial agent.

This is incorporated in to the vinyl formulation itself at the production stage. It is not a surface treatment and therefore retains its effectiveness after regular cleaning. Amongst other benefits it resists the development of mould and mildew and helps prevent musty or stale odours.

Our products are tested on a regular basis to ensure the antimicrobial additive remains effective.

Our products containing the antimicrobial agent is effective against the spread of MRSA, E.coli and other harmful bacteria on its surface.

Clostridium difficile can not multiply on our products surfaces under normal aerobic conditions

Biocide Active Ingredient

Part Numbers: EAP1XXXX, EAP2XXXX, EAP7XXXX

The antimicrobial active ingredient in these products is TRICLOSAN (CAS No. 3380-34-5)

Part Numbers: EAP6XXXX

The antimicrobial active ingredients in these products are FOLPET (CAS NO. 133-07-3) and ZINC PYRITHIONE (CAS NO. 13463-41

Infection Control in Healthcare Environments

The increase in MRSA infections and the issue of hygiene and cleanliness in hospitals has been widely discussed in the media.

The complex problem of infection control is a focus of attention for specialised health care professionals. Cleaning routines are designed to prevent the spread of MRSA, E coli and other bacteria which can occur through direct and indirect contact. In the case of direct contact, personal hygiene is a very important factor. MRSA and other harmful bacteria can also be spread indirectly through contact with infected surfaces. In this respect the choice and care of furnishing fabrics in the hospital environment have important roles to play.

Vinyl coated fabrics are commonly used on furniture in hospitals. A key characteristic of vinyl surfaces, as opposed to most fabrics, is that they are hydrophobic. They do not absorb water, they do not retain dampness and they can be completely dried after washing. Research has confirmed that the viability of MRSA bacteria is greatly reduced in dry environments.