Silvalea uses polyester as a standard material for our sling manufacture. One of the benefits of polyester is that it is easy of application. The nature of the material means it glides and slides smoothly and also dries quickly after washing.
There is over 25 years of experience behind the Silvalea name. Working collaboratively with medical specialists in the safe movement of people, Silvalea has focused on providing safety, comfort and dignity. By understanding the complexities of different patient conditions as well as body shapes and ages, Silvalea has developed an extensive range of sling products.
Silvalea maintains an emphasis on choosing fabrics that provide exceptional comfort for the user. Fabric innovation provides slings that minimize pressure ulcers, helping to preserve skin integrity. Clinical trials have guided Silvalea’s product development and the offering today in North America provides a range of fabric as listed below.
Silvalea has specifically selected this heavy duty polyester not just for ease of application but to also provide a more robust solution for bariatric transfer. This enduring material also provides more rigidity.
Our quilted polyester features detailed stitching with the standard 100% polyester material. Silvalea uses this material particularly for stand assist aids, as it allows for greater user comfort.
Our high density open weave mesh material is extremely durable and is mostly used for bathing, the open weave allows water to quickly drain away allowing the material to dry quickly after use.
Silvalea have specifically sourced and developed the use of this ‘spacer fabric’ for end users who may have skin integrity issues. This multi stretch fabric made of three dimensional mesh adapts to the end user’s body shape. Ideal In-situ use* and can be used for bathing. Dries quickly and can be tumbled at a low heat without shrinkage.
*Paired with the specific In-situ sling type / design. Risk assessment should always be carried out in reference to skin integrity for In-situ slings.
Silvalea construct all slings and patient transfer aids with a range of features; clips, straps and fabrics to ensure safe, comfortable, and dignified transfers. Each sling is specifically designed and constructed to withstand different transfer scenarios and each sling/transfer aid is designed to ensure maximum patient safety and comfort. All Silvalea products are classified as Class 1 medical devices. Silvalea strives to improve and innovate by constantly improving their sling range.