PreFixx is a patented protective finish from Omnova Solutions, Fairlawn, Ohio. It is applied to upholstery and vinyl used in hospitality furniture and hospital equipment and furniture. Schulz says he specifies hotel-casino chairs from Gasser Chair Co., Youngstown, Ohio, and medical furniture from Hill-Rom, Batesville, Ind., because they are coated with PreFixx.
"It's antimicrobial, resistant to stains. It's resistant to everything but burns."
"We've used it for several years, with very good results."
"We use it a lot in exam room tables, furniture, anywhere there's a need for protection against blood, urine, and so forth."
"There's a lot of crossover between hospitality and healthcare in terms of product use, due to similar conditions—maintenance, durability, preventing infection."