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Omnova PreFixx Protective Finish

May 01, 2005 |

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.

Why Brad Schulz likes 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."

Use in healthcare practice

"We use it a lot in exam room tables, furniture, anywhere there's a need for protection against blood, urine, and so forth."

Use in hospitality practice

"There's a lot of crossover between hospitality and healthcare in terms of product use, due to similar conditions—maintenance, durability, preventing infection."

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