Innovation meets comfort, safety and design.
Personal radiation protection devices used to protect from harmful ionizing radiation are sometimes unpractical and difficult to use, resulting in unprotected body parts. Some protective garments are uncomfortable and heavy.¹ The commonly used materials do not allow a human-centered design or durable protection.
With Texray we may change that. We have invented a revolutionizing novel material platform with a woven textile technology. The essence of the textile is the attenuating capacity which protects you from potentially harmful radiation. With our innovation we enable unparalleled comfortability with pliable and breathable designs. Leaving you to stay focused, highly protected and with peace of mind in the OR.
WHY DURABILITY IS IMPORTANT
Due to the limitations of most radiation protection products, such as caps, covers and aprons must be stored hanging, to reduce folds. Folds are the sources of pinholes, which develop quickly into major tears. These tears are not always easy to feel through the surface of the material, but are hopefully detected in annual quality testing. Until then, the compromised product is a significant health and safety risk.
Texray™ textile was subjected to folding tests in the Bally Leather Flexing Tester (ASTM D6182-00 (2015)) and compared to commonly used radiation protection the test result showed that Texray™ textile is 30 times more durable.
After 300,000 cycles, Texray™ textil showed occasional cracked filaments, but the weave still contained the structure of the fabric. The commonly used radiation protection indicated the first sign of damage after 5,000 cycles; crack initiations were seen after 10,000 cycles and 1 mm-sized holes were noted at 25,000 cycles.
HIGH DEMAND ON COMFORT
HIGH DEMAND ON COMFORT
In an ergonomic study of radiation protection garments researchers, found that 70% of participants reported pain in the deltoid, trapezius, lumbago and cervical region. Furthermore, the medical practitioners reported that personal protective equipment (PPE) currently available on the market are hot, heavy, stiff and uncomfortable.
Due to the inherent structure of Texray, it is possible to meet the need of more pliable radiation protection garments, improving the ergonomic parameters such as anthropometrics, biomechanics, water vapor transport and thermal sensation as compared to existing casted film materials and products.
In a functional study conducted Scandinavian Centre for Health Technology. 100% of the respondent reported great functionality when using a Texray product during clinical interventions.