Occupational health has become a key factor for companies that can be achieved through the layout, the type of furniture as well as the materials used in workspaces and communal areas.
Actiu, a leading Spanish company in designing and manufacturing furniture for workspaces and the hospitality industry, incorporates in its fabrics options that reduce the build-up of viruses and ensure more hygienic spaces in any environment.
More specifically, the Valencia fabrics collection from the brand Spradling®, which can be incorporated into ranges of Actiu's high-performance soft seating, multi-purpose seating, as well as task seating, is covered in Permablok3®, a protector developed to create a strong and effective barrier.
This coating ensures that a low build-up of germs is maintained as well as avoiding the proliferation of fungus and mould which can cause allergic reactions on the skin. With regard to the virucidal action of the Coronavirus, with the ISO 18184 certification it ensures that its presence is lowered by more than 90% during the first hour of contact, and with the ISO 21702 certification, that the virus’ action is lowered by 99.9% during the first 24 hours of exposure on the surface. All of this has been tested using material exposed to a Coronavirus with a similar structure and mechanism as SARS-Cov2; according to studies carried out by Spradling® It also ensures that upholstered surfaces are free from bacteria by way of the ISO 22196 certification.
Besides its anti-germ power, this technical solution is also easy to clean using just a wet cloth and neutral soap. This way, the upholstered surfaces last longer and are more resistant.
Health refers to physical and mental well-being and companies must ensure healthy environments for their teams. For Actiu, people are at the heart of its design strategy and its constant search for well-being through research and innovation in materials.
The incorporation of these materials is part of Actiu's philosophy. Moreover, it is yet another step towards creating comfortable, safe workspaces that boost people's efficiency and talent.