Press Release Summary:
- Minimum protection level of 0.50 mm lead equivalence from 50 kV - 150 kV
- Comes in off-white 'Pearl' color which allows stains to be easily noticed and cleaned
- Available as wall- or ceiling-mounted curtains, blankets and mobile barriers
Original Press Release:
PEARLTEX™ Easy-to-Clean Radiation Shielding for Healthcare Settings
September 26, 2022 – The Woodlands, Texas – XrayCurtains.com has recently introduced PEARLTEX Radiation Protective Curtains, a Class I Medical Device listed with the US FDA
Healthcare Facilities commonly require materials which are non-staining, easy-to-clean and coordinate with the interior design of the building. Historically, radiation shielding materials have been difficult to clean and show stains easily, especially if a bright color is chosen.
PEARLTEX is the natural choice for radiation protection in healthcare settings where a clean and crisp color is preferred and stains need to be easily noticed and cleaned. The certified lead-free shielding material is a safe and effective alternative to lead. The non-porous, pearl-colored surface can be cleaned with common hospital cleansers and does not stain when exposed to fluids, grease, and other contaminants.
PEARLTEX is certified to minimum protection level of 0.50 mm lead equivalence from 50 kV - 150 kV, tested per IEC EN 61331-1 in compliance to IEC EN 61331-3.
The off-white 'Pearl' color is the preferred color of choice for healthcare settings. This allows stains to be easily noticed and cleaned.
Certified lead-free & compliant with EU Directive 2011/65/EU for Restrictions of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) which limits the maximum concentration of lead, hexavalent chromium, cadmium, mercury, polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenylethers.
This stain resistant shielding offers a non-porous & water-resistant alternative to leaded vinyl or patient protection shields. Fluids, oils, grease and other contaminants are easily wiped off with detergent, water, and common healthcare cleansers. Curtains can be easily cleaned in place with standard healthcare chemicals without fear of staining or degrading curtains.
If used in patient contact situations, the material provides a lead-free radiation protection product which is easier to clean and thus helps to prevent potential buildup of bacteria and disease-causing microorganisms. The surface is UV & ozone resistant, maintaining integrity over time and standing up to repetitive UV-C disinfection cycles in healthcare settings.
Incredibly strong, able to withstand severe wear and abuse. Extra strength and tear resistance means extended curtain life. Surface is UV & ozone resistant, maintaining integrity over time and standing up to repetitive UV-C disinfection cycles in healthcare settings.
The shielding products are available as wall- or ceiling-mounted curtains, blankets and mobile barriers.
About FDA Facility Registration & Medical Devices
Owners of establishments that are involved in the production and distribution of medical devices intended for use in the U.S. are required to register annually with the FDA under Title 21 CFR Part 807. Establishments that register with the FDA are also required to list the devices that are made there and the activities that are performed on those devices. Radiation shielding used in medical facilities are considered Class 1 Medical Devices and are subject to the FDA Listing Criteria defined under 82 FR 17841.
XrayCurtains.com is a trade name for Intech Partners, LLC, located in Houston, Texas. Since 2004, XrayCurtains.com has been providing radiation shielding materials for x-ray inspection systems, medical imaging centers, airport security and industrial operations. Customers in over 60 countries have chosen XrayCurtains.com for their radiation protection materials for their custom solutions, fast delivery, high quality and the wide selection of x-ray curtains that conform to regulations for radiation shielding and food manufacturing.