A disposable curtain that doesn't cost the earth

The YewdaleHarrier disposable curtain is the most environmentally friendly cubicle curtain on the market and being made in our UK factory significantly reduces its carbon footprint compared to many imported brands

Yewdale has announced it is manufacturing its own range of eco-friendly disposable cubicle curtains which will help the NHS and other healthcare providers to meet challenging carbon neutral targets.

The new YewdaleHarrier curtain has minimal plastic waste, is 100% recyclable and made in the UK.

The patent-pending design sees a significant reduction in plastic being used as the curtain removes the plastic eyelet but instead has a simple hook hollow for attaching curtain hooks. Discarding the surplus plastic eyelet saves up to 100 grams of plastic per curtain being produced and going to waste. And without the excess plastic the curtain is 100% recyclable. In addition, the curtain is produced in Yewdale's UK manufacturing facility which considerably reduces its global emissions in comparison to a typical disposable curtain being imported from Asia.

The new eco-friendly curtain is made from safe and durable 110gsm polypropylene which is flame retardant, hygienic and lightweight. The fabric used in the manufacture of these curtains is also up to 40% stronger than other disposable fabrics on the market.

Yewdale has also tested the curtain fabric for quality and performance, putting the fabric through rigorous endurance and tensile tests for it to show so no visible signs of wear. The new curtain has also been awarded the Durasafe certificate of accreditation for durability.

The cost-effective disposable curtain will be available as standard in five attractive colours, with an additional four other colours on request. The curtain can be purchased without hooks, with Harrier hooks and with U hooks so it easily fits any type of track.

As the curtain is made in the UK, healthcare customers can benefit from a standard size curtain of 7500 x 2000mm or the option of bespoke and half sizes.

“The YewdaleHarrier disposable curtain is the most environmentally friendly cubicle curtain on the market and being made in our UK factory significantly reduces its carbon footprint compared to many imported brands,” said Matthew Parsons, Yewdale’s Director. “As a healthcare supplier, we’re pleased to be able to manufacture sustainable products that support the NHS’s aim of becoming the world’s first ‘net zero’ national health service. ”

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