Here at Openhouse, we are very keen to ensure you that our bags are made from micrAgard Plus, which is a material that is exclusive to us.  But what exactly are the benefits of micrAgard?

micrAgard is our own material which is designed to anti-microbial, fire retardant, and environmentally friendly.  We strive to do as much as we can to ensure Infection Control is as easy as possible, and in addition to being anti-microbial to prevent cross contamination of bacteria, they also meet the CAA and EASA standards for being flame retardant if required.

PVC is one of the most popular matierlas, when it comes to manufacturing goods for any industry.  We have pitted micrAgard against PVC in several tests, including tear strength, weight, water resistance, and fire retardancy.  The below pages from our micrAgard Information Booklet highlight the results.

In the weight test, micrAgard was able to withstand a lot more pressure and therefore will endure vigorous use.  In the weight test, micrAgard proved to be lighter than PVC, PVC weighing nearly twice as much.  Both materials were also were also subjected to tests to see how they would react to sharp implements, and rough surfaces.  Both materials were scraped several times, with the micrAgard   barley marked and remaining intact.  When it came to water resistance, the water remained on the surface of both, and could be wiped off, however when it came to flame retardancy micrAgard’s surface was only marginally burnt and discoloured, whereas PVC burns away quickly, and discolours notably.  Below, you can read our final conclusion from the tests:

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