Chronic label failures on fomites contribute to HAIs.
Polyfuze fusion labeling Technology helps Prevent Them.
According to a study conducted by Stephanie A. Boone and Charles P. Gerba2, experts have seen increasing evidence that contaminated surfaces or fomites play a prominent role in the spread of HAI viral and bacterial infections.
“Fomites” are non-living objects in medical environments that include a wide array of polyolefin plastic products such as durable Sharps Containers that must endure 600 cycles of detergent and high temp steam pressure washing at 121°C (250°F) and Polypropylene Sample Trays that must endure cryogenic freezing at -80°C (-112°F).
The non-polar nature of polyolefin plastics which gives them a distinct advantage in these environments as their low surface energy naturally resists anything attempting to adhere to the surface for long periods of time. This makes them easy-to-clean and disenfect…MOSTLY.
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