How to care for your Shieldplus™ upholstered Repose furniture

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Care For Shirldplus Fabric

Soft Upholstery

1. Vacuum and wipe clean regularly with a damp microfibre cloth and tepid water to remove dust particles and prevent build-up of soiling.

2. Remove spillages promptly with an absorbent dry cloth.

3. If heavier soiling has been permitted to accumulate, try using water only first, then use a mild liquid soap, ensuring that cleaning products are removed, as they inhibit the stain repellent.

4. Wipe off bodily fluids promptly within 15 minutes with cold water and then clean as above. * For waterproof fabrics, for extreme soiling/infection control purposes, use a 5% sodium hypochlorite bleach solution, Haz Tabs or Chlorclear.

5. Steam cleaning is an effective sanitizer as are Haz Tabs and Chlorclean but is not a good cleaner. A wipe with a cloth, preferably microfibre, and water is more effective for actual cleaning. Steam and heat from steam cleaners actually seal in oily residues from bodily fluids, etc. If steam cleaning is essential, use infrequently for emergency infection control purposes only and in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s recommendations. As we are unable to comment on the variety of machines in the marketplace or on the operator’s handling, care should be taken for the sake of both the upholstery fabric and the wooden frame and we are unable to guarantee these.

6. Do not machine wash (except Panvelle Wash), dry clean or apply other chemicals.

7. Microfibre cleaning cloths are extremely effective even without soap, which is helpful as soap residues can clog the fibre making it difficult to clean. Tests conducted by Satra Laboratories showed that a microfibre cloth and water alone were just as effective in removing marks and stains as using a proprietary cleaner.

*Note waterproof fabrics only

Vinyl Upholstery

1. Wipe clean regularly with a microfibre cloth to remove dust particles and light soiling.

2. Remove spillages promptly with an absorbent dry cloth.

3. For general soiling, use a microfibre cloth (taking care to avoid abrasive damage to surface) and tepid soapy water (non-alkaline).

4. Rinse clean with water and dry with an absorbent cloth.

5. Bodily fluids should be removed promptly within 15 minutes with cold water and then cleaned as above.

6. Extreme soiling/infection control purposes use a 5% sodium hypochlorite bleach solution, Haz Tabs or Chlorclean.

7. Steam cleaning is an effective sanitizer as are Haz Tabs and Chlorclean but is not a good cleaner. A wipe with a cloth, preferably microfibre, and water is more effective for actual cleaning. Steam and heat from steam cleaners actually seal in oily residues from bodily fluids, etc. If steam cleaning is essential, use infrequently for emergency infection control purposes only and in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s recommendations. As we are unable to comment on the variety of machines in the marketplace or on the operator’s handling, care should be taken for the sake of both the upholstery fabric and the wooden frame and we are unable to guarantee these.

8. Do not machine wash or dry clean.

9. Do not use furniture polish, stain remover or solvents.

10. Remove indigo dye from denim and canvas garments immediately as they will produce permanent staining if not dealt with promptly.

11. Do not use a felt tip or ball-point pen to mark.

Shieldplus Chairs

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Shieldplus Fabric Spray Liquid

Invisible protection for your upholstery

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(01384) 567 401

“Spray onto new or freshly cleaned surfaces for a safe and easy to use unique anti-microbial surface treatment that lasts up to 90 days.”

Panaz Internal Shop R5 Me 30
Repose Furniture Shieldplus™ Fabric Care

5 Ltr
RRP £26.00 + VAT
plus £9.95 p&p**

For bulk puchases please
contact us on +44 (0)1384 567401
or email us at info@reposefurniture.co.uk

Easy to use

This water-based technology, forms an invisible, protective, layer delivering a unique anti-microbial barrier that kills bacteria immediately on contact and offers long-term protection.

It has been rigorously tested in British Laboratories and has been shown to destroy up to 99.9999% of bacteria, mould, fungi and viruses, including spore-forming organisms such as C Diff. Tested as effective for more than 90 days against microbes such as MRSA, C Diff spore and Legionella, the technology performs like a magnet attracting microbes onto the treated layer of product. When the bacterium comes into contact with this layer, the cell is ruptured, electrocuting the bio-chemicals within and killing the microbe on contact.

  • Transfer into a spray bottle for ease of application.
  • With a light application, this spray-on treatment provides a protective layer by suppressing bacteria, viruses and mould whilst simultaneously enhancing the stain resistant properties of the surface.
  • Shieldplus™ protect is for new and newly cleaned upholsteries and hard surfaces.
  • A spray application will protect the surface from microbes for over 90 days.
  • Apply a light spray directly onto hard surfaces or fabric, wipe over with a cloth or brush (depending on the surface) and allow to dry.
  • Then continue your normal cleaning regime during this period.
Shieldplus Laundry Liquid

Invisible protection
for your laundry

Buy online or call us on
(01384) 567 401

“An effective anti-microbial treatment to add to your laundry wash cycle that is effective for up to 90 days or until your next wash. Also contains conditioner.”

Panaz Internal Shop R5 Me 33
Repose Furniture Shieldplus™ Fabric Care

5 Ltr
RRP £32.00 + VAT
plus £9.95 p&p**

For bulk puchases please
contact us on +44 (0)1384 567401
or email us at info@reposefurniture.co.uk

As the name suggests, laundry brings all the benefits of Shieldplus™ protect to the washing cycle together with the added benefit of an integral fabric conditioner.

Shieldplus™ laundry will bring a new level of cleanliness to towels, sheets, pillowcases, and all aspects of laundry. Even more, this will have a long-lasting effect for 90 days. This unique laundry treatment will bring protect benefits to all areas of the environment.

Easy to use

  • Wash cloths as normal ensuring there is a rinse cycle.
  • Pour 1 capful per wash load straight into the rinse cycle drawer.
  • Dry fabrics as normal. Repeat every 90 days.
  • Repeat with every wash.
Repose New Hospital Chair Range

Your NEW CHAIR can be made with Shieldplus™ fabric

Call us on (01384) 567 401 to find out more

“Inherent properties means the Shieldplus™ stays with your chair for the duration of its life span – no need for any additional protection!”

Fabrics with Shieldplus™

There is sometimes a reticence among many healthcare professionals to use antimicrobial fabrics in a hospital environment.

This reticence is caused by fears of the very phenomenon that initially created the resistant microbe, namely, sub-lethal doses of antibiotic resulting in adaptive organisms and immunity to the antimicrobial agent.

Shieldplus™ can counter those concerns. It is a unique and enduring anti-microbial treatment employed on all Panaz healthcare upholsteries and on selected print basecloths.

Why unique?

It lasts and is effective for the life of the fabric

1. It does not wash out
2. It does not leach into the environment
3. It does not leach onto the skin
4. It stays on the fabric and remains effective

The benefit of all the above is that it does not deplete and is therefore not known to create adaptive organisms or create immunity to the agent.

  • It has the broadest reach of effectiveness – including the C Diff Spore!
  • Effective immediately upon impact with the microbe.
  • It is more environmentally considerate than other anti-microbials such as those containing metals such as silver and copper.

How does it work?

Unlike other anti-microbials, Shieldplus™ is a non-leaching technology. Almost all other antimicrobials (pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, disinfectants, sanitizers) act by leaching into the air or dissolving in a liquid to be absorbed by the microbe. Depending on the type of anti-microbial, the active ingredient is either dissipated rapidly or over a period of time - but all have a relatively short effective life.

Once inside the micro-organism conventional anti-microbials act by chemically poisoning, disrupting the life process or causing lethal mutation. The dosage is critical! Too little and the target organism is not controlled and can adapt. Too much and other living things can be harmed. By contrast, Shieldplus™ technology does not dissipate or leach. It is not absorbed by microbes or any other living things. Instead, it acts by rupturing the cell membrane of the micro-organism - when the microbe comes into DIRECT contact with the anti-microbial.

Shieldplus Sceinec

This rupturing interrupts the normal life processes and destroys the cell. The interruption is caused by two forces -the long chain chemical component and the positively charged nitrogen component. The first can be compared to a “sword”, the second to “electrocution”. Like a “sword”, the strength of Shieldplus™ is not used up or diminished when it acts. It can be used over and over again.

**Please note supply time can vary due to the Covid-19 situation, we will endeavour to ensure the products are delivered with 48 hours, Should the situation change we will contact you and advise accordingly.

*Protect: Surface with frequent, hard cleaning process will need the application applying every 4/6 weeks.