FOR MAXIMUM HYGIENE THROUGH THE USE OF SILVER AND SILVER ZEOLITE
In ancient times the Romans were already aware of the healing effects and antibacterial capabilities of silver. From the beginning of the 20th century, silver compounds have been regarded as effective antimicrobial agents. Today silver is a key component in a multitude of health products.
As health is closely connected with healthy sleep, Wenatex has also made good use of the properties of silver: the SilverMed® fibre is woven into the Wenatex Deluxe cover as well as into the quilt and pillow. In the Wenatex Deluxe cover silver zeolite is an active agent.
The use of SilverMed® fibre and silver zeolite creates a wide range of positive properties, resulting in refreshing, healthy sleep. Silver in the Sleep System has long lasting effects - it is antibacterial, antimicrobial, germ resistant, and hypoallergenic.
The SilverMed® textile fibre itself is breathable, climate-regulating and minimises odours. With SilverMed® fibre and with silver zeolite, Wenatex utilises all these positive effects to provide sleep comfort that not only fully complies with orthopaedic standards but also meets the highest level of hygiene.
WHAT ARE SILVERMED® AND SILVER ZEOLITE?
SilverMed® is the union of the purest medical silver with a textile fibre: the fibre is permanently combined with silver whilst still retaining its textile properties
Zeolites are crystalline alumosilicates occurring in nature but can also be synthetically produced. Silver zeolites used in Wenatex products are synthetically produced.
SilverMed® fibre with silver zeolite has long lasting anti-bacterial and germ inhibiting effect. The fibre is also antimicrobial, anti static, anti-bacterial and odour resistant, it also has climate-regulation and breathable qualities.
FOR BABIES AND PEOPLE WITH ALLERGIES
For hygiene reasons, textiles with SilverMed® and silver zeolite are especially suitable for babies, small children and people with allergies.
STUDY OF SILVERMED® AND SILVER
A study on SilverMed® and silver zeolite fibre was presented at the “51. Kongress der deutschen Gesellschaft für Pneumologie und Beatmungsmedizin” (51st Congress of the German Society for Pneumology and Respiratory Medicine) in March 2010 (“DGP Congress”).
The SilverMed® fibre in the Deluxe cover and the silver zeolite in the Deluxe core have more than proven their worth and revolutionised the bed market. This was also demonstrated in 2010 at the Hannover DGP Congress. The focal point was allergens of domestic dust mites and new methods for reducing allergens. At the congress, a trial was presented which showed the significance of the Wenatex Sleep System (using SilverMed® fibre and silver zeolite) in connection with allergen reduction.
63 sleeping areas were thoroughly vacuumed at the beginning of the investigation. Then the Wenatex Sleep System was used in 53 sleeping
areas whilst the other ten sleeping areas (without the Wenatex Sleep System) served as a control group. After two weeks, samples were taken from all 63 sleeping areas and tested for their concentration of the two allergens occurring most frequently – “ Der p1” and “ Der f1”.
In the sleeping areas fitted with the Wenatex Sleep System with the SilverMed® fibre and silver zeolite a significant reduction in contamination from the two allergens was achieved after two weeks. Overall the use of SilverMed® fibre and silver zeolite in the Wenatex Sleep System proved extremely effective in reducing allergens. The Wenatex Sleep System SilverMed® Deluxe is therefore especially recommended for people who are allergic to domestic dust mites. For babies and small children, the SilverMed® Deluxe is extremely suitable because of its many and varied positive properties.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
ALL WENATEX PRODUCTS UNDERGO A SERIES OF TESTS TO ENSURE THE HIGHEST QUALITY
Wenatex follows a strict internal production system, the production process has a multi-stage quality management system along with a highly advanced technology. The functionality and quality of each product is tested against ongoing research. Wenatex also works closely with a large range of external sleep researchers and product experts to ensure all their products are not only top quality but continuously up to date and developing.
The primary focus of Wenatex is to continuously research and develop future products. Innovation and modernisation of the Wenatex Sleep System go hand in hand with extensive research and intensive tests. These include the investigation and suitability testing of material to be used to create new levels of sleep quality in the future. Prototypes are developed and their innovations thoroughly tested.
The second area of work consists of ongoing quality control of Wenatex existing products. Wenatex has their own mattress testing machine, the same model of which is also used by renowned institutes such as TÜV Rheinland LGA Products GmbH. With this machine used to test per DN 1957 and LGA guidelines.
SEQUENCE OF TESTS
In the first measurement with the pressure testing device, the mattress experiences a load of 100kg. After the first measurement, the mattress is rolled 30,000 times with a 140kg roller, followed by an interim measurement with a 100kg load. After the interim measurement, the test mattress is rolled another 30,000 times with the 140kg roller and ultimately the post-measurement is conducted. The test process repeatedly measures the quality of the surface and its hardness and flexibility throughout the procedure and on its completion.