Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, health systems worldwide have become even more focused on reducing the spread of bacteria/viruses and Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI). Surfaces that are porous or have gaps between materials are difficult to clean. Because of this, bacteria and viruses typically thrive in these environments. Throw in some moisture, low light levels, normal room temperatures and you have created a near perfect environment for bacterial growth.
Most health systems procure furnishings that are laminate with a wood substrate. These laminates can separate and can be damaged by disinfecting chemicals, which expose the wood core. The laminates can also chip or crack easily, also exposing the wood core. Once this exposure occurs, the healthcare furnishing is impossible to disinfect.
Welnest Products are resistant to chemicals, resistant to bacteria and will not delaminate. This makes Welnest Products desirable for healthcare environments and HAI can be reduced by replacing PLAM with Welnest. Every health system should make the replacement of laminate surfaces with Welnest part of their Infection Control Plan.