Three reasons why the Wall Cover storage bag is changed

Evacuation Mattress S-CAPEPLUS has a new storage bag. In January, 2016, we launched the first version of the Wall Cover storage bag. Throughout the years, the storage bag for the evacuation mattress became almost a standard item for most of the users. It is the ultimate way to store your evacuation device to walls. It is suitable for the Basic Model and the Premium Model. After three years, it was time to change things. In this post - we are highlighting three reasons why the Wall Cover is changed. 1. The recycle process of PVC is difficult In 2016 we decided to use PVC. It was rigid and easy to manufacture. [...]

February 28th, 2019|Categories: S-CAPEPLUS evacuatiematras|

This evacuation video with an alternating pressure mattress is worth watching

No matter where you are based or what you are doing now, when you are working with healthcare clients, it is very likely that you come across 'anti-decubitus mattresses'. Also known as inflatable mattresses, active pressure relief mattresses or alternating pressure mattresses. This kind of mattress is capable of providing the treatment and prevention of pressure ulcers. All in all, it's a great product. But we were getting more and more questions, like: 'How do you rescue a person, laying on this kind of mattress, in a emergency situation?'  When you come across these mattresses on the Intensive Care units or for long-term care, you are now able to help these patients escape during an [...]

February 5th, 2019|Categories: S-CAPEPOD evacuatiedoek|

“We need more trees – Place an Order*, Plant a Tree”

At Tetcon, creating and helping is at the heart of everything we do. We started Tetcon to help your organisation with the power of smart and technical textile solutions, which we believe should also consider how we interact with the world around us. In the process of becoming a better powerhouse in textiles and as creators of hi-tex evacuation equipment, we became more concerned about the importance of leaving the earth better than we found it. You’ve shown your support ever since, now the ‘Place an Order, Plant a Tree’ endeavour is our way of giving back in appreciation. It’s our way of helping you, your customers as well as the environment. Your purchases [...]

December 28th, 2018|Categories: Other posts|

“We have no clue how to evacuate a person from a building in flames, but then we met you….. “

Today it is Monday. Before we are going to end a fantastic year, there’s another exciting thing that we need to tell you. Please note that this information was only available to resellers yet and now also for you while reading this. “We have no clue how to evacuate a person from a building in flames, but then we met you….. “ It was Summer 2018 when I received a phone call. It was a fire fighting service from the Brabant region. He told me that his team had faced several issues with evacuating unconscious individuals from a building in flames. They could not find a proper solution for this. There [...]

December 16th, 2018|Categories: Evacuation|

All-new Bodypod takes flight

Tetcon today introduced an all-new Bodypod bringing an easy-to-clean material, easy-to-use carry handles and a new design to the transfer mattress for body removal services.  Due to the new material, the Bodypod is now much easier to clean. The inside is made of a PU cover, this is water repellent which means that a worker can easily clean the device with a detergent. Also the colour is changed. First we used a fabric in marine blue, but now it is made from a black material. By adding carry handles to the side of the Bodypod, it becomes easier to transfer someone to a stretcher or brancard.  "With the Bodypod, we [...]

November 28th, 2018|Categories: Other posts|Tags: |

How safe are your bariatric patients in an emergency? Tetcon announce exclusive partnership

Benmor Medical are delighted to announce an exciting exclusive partnership with Tetcon – Textile Technical Concepts, bringing their innovative bariatric emergency evacuation equipment to the UK market. The continued growth of Benmor Medical in the UK bariatric market has presented them with this great opportunity to work with a like-minded company in Tetcon. In an emergency situation, it is crucial that everyone in the building can reach a point of safety as quickly as possible. For a bariatric patient this may be a challenge, do you have a policy in place for their safe evacuation? With this new range of easy-to-use bariatric evacuation S-CAPEPODS available exclusively through Benmor Medical, we can [...]

October 17th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Evacuation mattress test: 19 stories in 9 minutes

To show the durability and speed of the evacuation mattress (basic model of S-CAPEPLUS), Tetcon conducted a test inside Blok 59, Eindhoven. This year - many resellers, customers and partners were asking us: "How long does it take to descend via a X number of staircases with the S-CAPEPLUS evac mattress?" To be honest, we could not give a solid answer. Every building, every staircase, every user and every victim is different. All these 'factors' have an effect on that time. Anyhow, we wanted to show evidence how quickly you can descend during a vertical evacuation. Therefore, we decided to do an evac mattress test in a multi-storey building (19 floors) [...]

September 21st, 2018|Categories: S-CAPEPLUS Evacuation Mattress|Tags: |

SAWO exhibition in Poznan, Poland

You could find us at the SAWO exhibition (Poznan, Poland) on 24th, 25th and 26th of April. We went to the exhibition together with Pawel Mazowski from 4Care Poland. 4Care is distributing Tetcon's evacuation sheets and evacuation mattresses inside Poland. It's always a special moment to do an exhibition with a partner. Therefore, we want to say thank you to 4Care and Pawel for his support and enthusiasm.  Check out the photos below: Do you want to know more about these evacuation aids and how they can help you organisation? Please contact us for more information.

April 28th, 2018|Categories: Other posts|

KIMES 2018 – Seoul, South Korea

Piet Hezemans is currently in South Korea to assist our distributor during the Kimes exhibition in Seoul, South Korea. At the end of last year we came into contact with John Kim, he’s the managing director of Rex International. John saw opportunities to introduce the S-CAPEPOD evacuation sheet and S-CAPEPLUS evacuation mattress in South Korea, where his company is based. Why? In recent years, there have been many fires in healthcare institutions throughout the country. Recently there was a big fire in a healthcare facility in Miryang. Due to his interest and the rising need for evacuation equipment in the country, we have decided to enter into a [...]

A big step for S-CAPEPLUS: Introducing S-CAPEPLUS Premium

Tetcon worked for almost 1,5 year on a new evacuation mattress. The result? The S-CAPEPLUS Premium. Here you can read and see everything on how this new evacuation device came about. It was 2016, when we were approached by a couple of companies from the industry asking us if we could create an alternative to the well-known evacuation chair. We already had that, namely the evacuation mattress S-CAPEPLUS. After a number of tests, we got asked whether changes could be made to the current model of the S-CAPEPLUS, so that it could be applied to the industry. Companies often have to deal with perforated stairs, both inside and [...]

January 19th, 2018|Categories: S-CAPEPLUS Evacuation Mattress|

Turkish hospital conducts massive fire drill

This article is written by Ufuk Gunciner, Tumedin. Izmir, Turkey. In October 2017, Dr. Suat Seren Chest & Thoracic Surgery Education Research Hospital organised a massive fire drills whereby they were using evacuation equipment for their bedridden patients. To make sure that all staff knew about the new devices, the hospital in Izmir installed them on the bedframes prior to the start of the drill. The Izmir Fire Department was in charge of the fire drill. Before the fire drill started, the entire staff, firefighters and volunteers were briefed about the scenario. A nurse had to start the evacuation after pressing the alarm button, after she found out that there [...]