CleanBrands LLC, a leader in pillow and mattress protection, has announced that its CleanRest products with MicronOne waterproof, breathable, sleep surface fabric have attained U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highest classification of barrier performance (Level 4). Vartest Laboratories of New York, N.Y., have certified that CleanRest’s MicronOne fabric passed the ASTM F1671 Viral Penetration Test. The CDC established test method assesses the ability of a fabric to block Phi-X174 Bacteriophage which is approximately 32 nanometers in diameter. COVID-19 is known to be of spherical shape 120 nanometers in diameter or nearly four times as large.
“At this critical time, we are pleased to be of service to the global hotel industry which is looking to provide its guests and housekeeping staff with the safest and most hygienic environment,” said Linda Bill, vice president of sales at CleanBrands LLC. “Protocols including bedding products and cleaning frequencies will likely need to be strengthened to regain the confidence of global travelers and housekeeping staff.”
In addition to defending their pillows and mattresses against Covid-19 and other coronaviruses, hotel operators can benefit from CleanRest protectors and encasements capability to withstand more commercial launderings to maximize cleanliness. CleanRest mattress encasements also have seven special design features that minimize housekeeping labor time associated with laundering cycles.