London, ON, June 24, 2020 –  ZucoraHome, the exclusive Canadian distributor for PureCare bedding essentials, is pleased to announce that the mattress and pillow protector fabric OmniGuard Advance has received certification as effective in blocking viruses such as COVID-19.

“PureCare is recognized in the bedding industry for using technical textiles to enhance the health and wellness of the sleep environment,” said Brad Geddes, President & CEO, ZucoraHome. “The OmniGuard Advance fabric serves as the base fabric throughout our collection of premium, clinically proven mattress and pillow protectors. This fabric has now attained Vartest certification that meets ASTM F1671 viral penetration testing standard for resistance to bloodborne pathogens. This certification adds another layer of scientific validation to this product line for retailers and customers who are looking for cleaner, more hygienic sleep products.”

The ASTM F1671 test method established by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention determines whether a fabric can block Phi-X174 bacteriophage, a virus that is about 32 nanometers in diameter. COVID-19 is approximately 125 nanometers in diameter.

“PureCare has a long history of working with a variety of wellness experts and laboratories who clinically test our products in order to ensure the transparency and accuracy of all of our claims,” said Sean Bergman, Chief Operating Officer, PureCare. 

How OmniGuard Advance fabric helps to create a cleaner more hygienic sleep environment:
virus blocking bedding fabric

The OmniGuard Advance fabric has a unique microdot design that allows it to be washed and dried on hot for complete sanitization. It is treated with antimicrobial silver chloride product protection to inhibit bacteria, mold, and mildew that cause odours, stains, and deterioration of the products. 

All PureCare products are warrantied and are Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified which indicates it is completely free from harmful chemicals and safe for human use. These and other features have helped to earn PureCare’s protector collection the official seals of the National Sleep Foundation and the Women’s Choice Award.

The certification of OmniGuard Advance fabric bolsters ZucoraHome’s mission and its portfolio of PureCare products designed to enhance the sleep environment. Health Canada has designated PureCare bedding products with Celliant® as Class 1 Medical Devices.

To learn more about the PureCare Collection available from ZucoraHome contact David Cohn, Director, National Sales at david.cohn@zucorahome.com.

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About ZucoraHome: Having served Canadians for more than 40 years, ZucoraHome has grown to become Canada’s Smarter Living Company in partnership with a national network of Market Partners including leading home furnishing retailers. With product protection plans and Smarter Living repair and replacement programs, ZucoraHome provides coverage for major furniture, appliances, and home systems. Thousands of service requests are processed monthly for more than 2 million plan holders. To help maintain clean homes and healthy families, ZucoraHome also provides an assortment of health and wellness products including PureCare premium bedding essentials, furniture care kits, and cleaning solutions from its environmentally-sensitive ZU Collection. For more information visit zucorahome.com.

Media contact:

Colleen Babenko, Director
Marketing & Communications
Cell: 519.319.6744
Email: colleen.babenko@zucorahome.com

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