Walls in medical and care facilities are subjected to particularly high levels of wear and tear: wheelchairs can easily run into walls and food trolleys can bump against them. Glass fabrics act as a protective covering for the walls and absorb impact, thereby protecting the walls from damage. SYSTEXX glass fabrics can withstand multiple impacts of up to 20 kN (= theoretical impact weight 2t) without damage and are 10x more resistant to penetration than commonly available non-woven fiber and PVC wall coverings. Tested in accordance with DIN EN 259-2 and DIN EN ISO 6603.
Uncompromising hygiene is a decisive factor in the nursing sector: walls must be easy to clean and disinfect. Unlike tiles, glass fiber wall coverings and glass fleeces do not have any visible joints or seams and thus do not provide any breeding ground for bacteria or fungus. With the right coating, the wall coverings withstand cleaning agents and disinfectants and are also abrasion-resistant.
When it comes to health, wall coverings obviously must be free of harmful substances and ideally have a positive influence on the indoor atmosphere. Glass fiber wall coverings are manufactured from 100% natural raw materials. Moreover, they are Oeko-Tex certified, water-vapor permeable and highly breathable. SYSTEXX Active Absorb features a special finish that enables it to absorb harmful formaldehyde from indoor air.