A patented innovation
TexrayTM is a patented technology platform1 and constitutes 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.
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
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. In a functional study conducted Scandinavian Centre for Health Technology. 100% of the respondent reported great functionality when using a Texray product during clinical interventions4.
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. 4. Elin Jonsson, HealthTechnology University Halmstad. http://halsoteknikcentrum.hh.se/portfolio/headpeace/. 2017-08-10.
PLEASE NOTE: Texray Product Disclaimer. Texray constantly strives to improve and develop products to achieve the highest possible level of safety in terms of radiation protection for staff in the OR environment. High security requires the right product to solve the right problem. Proper use according to the product “Instruction for use” insert is important for utilizing the product’s properties.To our knowledge, the products we offer and describe as personal radiation protection equipment function as we intend and shall reduce radiation exposure to staff. Nevertheless, Texray AB/Texray Inc. does not provide any guarantee that would mean that our products can prevent all kinds of injuries or illnesses that could be linked to radiation exposure for each and every product user, since each individual is unique and it is impossible to foresee all kind of physical or mental impact that may occur. It is most important to underline that personal radiation protection products can only support but never replace the human common sense and good judgment when it comes to personal radiation protection.It is not possible for Texray AB/Texray Inc. to warn the user of any conceivable and unknown danger in connection with the use of the products.
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