DHS Systems, a company that manufactures military tents, has unveiled a new feature for their products that may help prevent the spread of pathogens. XYTEX 500, as the technology is called, is used to modify the inside fabric of the tent to make the surface be full of nano sized spikes that can rapture cell walls. Bacterial pathogens flying around the tent, a space that can be dangerously crowded and full of patients with exposed wounds, will have a hard time making a safe landing, hopefully leading to fewer infections.
The fabric is also resistant to mold, mildew, and fungus.
Features from the XYTEX 500 brochure:
- Independent studies show it significantly impedes the growth of gram- positive gram-negative bacteria, algae, yeast and fungi, and black mold.
- Fabric’s anti-microbial properties are permanent and do not fade over time.
- Revolutionary technology is EPA registered.
- Anti-microbial properties leave no visible trace on fabric, giving shelter covers the same look and feel as other non-antimicrobial covers.
- Embedded on shelter liner during manufacturing process.
- Permanent for life of fabric.