The focus on preventing hospital-acquired infections has led to another problem: surfaces that are wearing out from repeated cleaning. One company has created a new plastic material that can stand up to harsh disinfectants.
RTP tested materials for chemical resistance by putting tensile bars of the materials under strain, applying chemicals every 24 hours, and allowing the bars to dry and oxidize over 96 hours.
Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are a big problem for healthcare, with a CDC survey finding that about 1 in 25 hospital patients get a HAI. Clinics and hospitals have reacted to those fear-inducing statistics with thorough...