Product Construction


Silvalea are always researching new fabric technologies to enhance our range of products.

We 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 and transfer aid strictly adheres to standards set out in International Standard 10535 for testing and are designed and manufactured to British Standards BS EN ISO 9001. This means that Silvalea constructs products to the highest level to ensure maximum patient safety and comfort. All Silvalea products are classified as Class 1 medical devices.

Silva-Superfine® is a registered trademark of Silvalea Ltd. COOLMAX® is a trademark of The LYCRA Company.

Polyester

SWL 220kg / 35stone / 485lbs


A strong and durable fabric commonly used for everyday slings. Polyester fabric is structured and produces a solid hard wearing sling, making it an ideal sling fabric for use within all residential and acute environments.

85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Poly Mesh

SWL 220kg / 35stone / 485lbs


A strong and durable fabric commonly used for bathing and hygiene slings. The open weave allows water to drain through the fabric and dry more quickly. The mesh fabric is structured and produces a solid hard wearing sling, making it an ideal sling fabric for use within all residential and acute environments.

85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Woven Polyester  (Continental)

SWL 220kg / 35stone / 485lbs


A strong structured polyester sling fabric. Its natural glide and slide feature allows for ease of application. 'Continental' Slings are manufactured in this fabric and offer enhanced support for the patient.

85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Heavy Duty Polyester

SWL 500kg / 78stone / 1102lbs


A strong woven structured polyester fabric used for bariatric slings. Its natural glide and slide helps assist with sling application. Slings manufactured in this fabric offer enhanced support for the patient.

85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
85°C/185°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Silva-Superfine® PLUS

SWL 220kg / 35stone / 485lbs


This fabric has been specifically chosen to assist with a sling that can be left behind a patient for extended periods. The 3D compression spacer fabric helps to redistribute weight and reduce pressure build-up. This fabric is soft and comfortable with a 2 way stretch that moulds to the patient. This fabric is suitable for bathing where additional comfort is needed. 

71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Silva-Superfine with COOLMAX® 

SWL 64kg / 10stone / 140lbs


This lightweight fabric is perfect for in-situ use and is popular with moulded wheelchairs. The Silva-Superfine with COOLMAX®  fabric is designed to wick moisture away from the body and enhance fabric drying rate keeping patient feeling cool and dry. This fabric is soft and comfortable with a 2 way stretch that moulds to the patient when lifted. This fabric is suitable for bathing where additional comfort is needed.

71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Silva-Superfine with COOLMAX®  Double Layer

SWL 220kg / 35stone / 485lbs


This double layer lightweight fabric is perfect for in-situ use and is popular with moulded wheelchairs. The Silva-Superfine with COOLMAX® fabric is designed to wick moisture away from the body and enhance fabric drying rate keeping patient feeling cool and dry. This fabric is soft and comfortable with a 2 way stretch that moulds to the patient when lifted. This fabric is suitable for bathing where additional comfort is needed.

71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Polyester with Silicone Coating


This fabric is a low friction silicone material, with gliding properties to help reduce shearing. It is an ideal fabric for Slide Sheets and Slide Mitts.

71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Heavy Duty Nylon with Silicone


This silicone coated heavy duty nylon material is used for our Emergency Slide Sheet. The gliding and low friction properties help to reduce shearing.

71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Close Weave Polyester - Heavy Duty

SWL 445kg / 70stone / 981lbs


This is a robust polyester fabric, which is solid and hard wearing and is used for our Repositioning Sheet.

71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)
71°C/159°F Wash temp No solvents or bleach Tumble dry low heat (max 50°C/122°F)

Coated Paper (Disposable slings)

SWL 200kg / 440lbs / 31st


Only available on disposable short term use slings. If product gets wet it must be removed from use immediately.

Do not wash
Do not wash