The sheet is made of TENCEL®, whose fibers are extracted from eucalyptus wood fibers. With this natural component has the following properties:
1) Humidity control - remove moisture 50% better than cotton - high water absorption and water vapor - helps maintain comfort and hygiene reduces the spread of bacteria and infection, keeping the natural microbial flora of the skin, reduces the production of sweat and the smell of sweat, helps to reduce maceration.
2) Balancing the heat (thermoregulation) - cooling or heating, helps regulate body temperature of a patient, which helps to maintain the natural microbial flora of the skin. Constant microclimate reduces the burden on the skin, which does not cope with changes in temperature. The ability of thermoregulation improves the quality of sleep and thereby contributes to faster recovery and improve the health of the body and the improved healing of pressure ulcers.
3) neutral electrical charge, which reduces the growth of bacteria
4) Very smooth surface fibers and textiles - reduces friction and shear forces.
Clean healthy skin contains about 100 - 1000 microbes per cm2. This amount does not represent microbes for body health difficulties or growth of odor. Skin flora, which includes all bacteria and microbes in the first line of defense of the immune system. Lower amounts of bacteria can cause drying of the skin and lead to disease. Sensitive skin needs a softer moisture-wicking material. From the age of 50 years is reduced hormonal activity, which leads to drying of the skin and reduce its natural regeneration. The material is also very suitable for people suffering from atopic eczema.