A patented innovation

TexrayTM is a patented1 technology platform and constitutes of a woven and breathable textile with attenuating capacity and protects the user from harmful radiation. Due to the inherent structure of Texray, it is possible to meet the need of more durable 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. Most radiation protection products in the market suffer from material limitations - such as folding. Folds is a critical source of pinholes, which may develop into major tears - compromising the radiation protection for the medical practitioner. Texray was subjected to folding tests in the Bally Leather Flexing Tester (ASTM D6182-00 (2015)). Compared to commonly used radiation protection, the test result showed that Texray is 30 times more durable.2

Hygienic

After a full day’s work involving X-ray guided interventions, using heavy and dense radiation protection equipment, ordinary apparel is hot and uncomfortable, and often wet from excessive sweating. An ergonomic study showed that 89% of users find traditional aprons hot and uncomfortable. Aprons ideally need thorough and frequent cleaning, which is impossible due to the brittleness of the currently available material. Texray is both durable and effective. We are currently investigating machine washability as a future product feature. Meanwhile, Texray products can be cleaned with a water and soap solution.
TexrayTM is a patented1 technology platform and constitutes of a woven and breathable textile with attenuating capacity and protects the user from harmful radiation. 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.

Validated safety

Texray 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 is 30 times more durable.  After 300,000 cycles, Texray 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 1mm-sized holes were noted at 25,000 cycles.2

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.3

Ergonomic solution

Due to the inherent structure of Texray, it is possible to meet the need of more durable 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.

Safe

Patented technology platform that fullfils technical safety requirements

Durable

30x more durable compared to  competitive materials

Functional

No compromising on longterm
performance or comfort
1. Patent granted by US2016060791
2. On file - Contact Fredrik Gellerstedt, Texray AB, for further information
3. Bjersgård A., En studie på strålskyddskläder, dess användning och användarnas rörelsemönster med ett ergonomiskt perspektiv. Centre for Health Technology Halland (HCH), Halmstad University, Sweden, 2015.
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