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Healthcare & Medical Textiles

We test upholstery, curtains and bedding fabrics used in hotels and the healthcare industry. Vartest also evaluates medical textiles and bandages, gowns, nonwoven protective layers, and uniforms for commercial laundering, cleanability and microbiological performance.


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Specialty Textile Testing in NYC Since 1986.

COVID-19 and Vartest

We are performing all of the tests needed for surgical gowns and drapes

Level Test Liquid Challenge Result Expected Barrier Effectiveness
1 AATCC 42 Impact Penetration Water = 4.5 g Minimal water resistance (some resistance to water spray)
2 AATCC 42 Impact Penetration Water = 1.0 g Low water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
AATCC 127 Hydrostatic Pressure Water = 20 cm
3 AATCC 42 Impact Penetration Water = 1.0 g Moderate water resistance (resistant to water spray and some resistance to water penetration under constant contact with increasing pressure)
AATCC 127 Hydrostatic Pressure Water = 50 cm
4 ASTM F1670 Synthetic Blood Penetration
ASTM F1671 Viral Penetration
Surrogate Blood no penetration at 2 psi(13.8 kPa) Blood and viral penetration resistance (2 psi)

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