In a correctional environment no single product has ever been capable of meeting the challenges of all the varying environments. The environments will require a variety of products to meet the uniquely different needs of individual institutions. We have found the differences in security levels at State and County facilities need to be addressed in accordance with the historical results experienced in each facility. We have developed three products with different features and costs to meet the most demanding requirements.
All Spec-Tex tickings are certified lead-free.
Correct-Tick 10-1 is the first ultra-soft PVC surfaced mattress ticking developed for correctional mattresses. After 25 years of using traditional three ply laminates Correct-Tick has proven to be a major improvement. This product, having all of its vinyl on its surface with none wasted on the reverse is uniquely capable of being able to withstand sleeping and seating that takes place in a correctional environment without the quick drying and cracking displayed on traditional laminates.
We recommend Correct-Tick 10-1 for general population applications. During its four years in the marketplace it has proven to withstand the abuse in general population applications. We have not had a single significant complaint due to delaminating or cracking! This proves to be a major advance for a reasonable cost covering in the correctional market.
ClearView mattress ticking took over a year in development. ClearView is a combination of specially developed clear extruded pvc with a scrim specifically designed to enhance the film with strength for sewing while maximizing optical clarity. You can read the small print of the New York Times through ClearView. The extruded vinyl starts much softer than traditional laminates and will retain the softness and clarity for extended lifespan.
We recommend ClearView for high security areas where the elimination of contraband being stored in mattresses can be an issue.
Correct-tick 15-1 is an ultra-high security four ply breakthrough in correctional mattress ticking. As in the two above products, we have incorporated the standard FR and antimicrobial features with a new twist. This product is virtually the strongest mattress ticking we have ever seen offered at a reasonable cost. Correct-Tick 15-1 contains two substrates. The first being a standard 9 x 9 1,000 denier scrim with an added knit substrate as the second scrim. We have extruded super soft pvc on the face and the back. This product will provide ultra-high seam strength as well as incredible tear strength.
We recommend the use of Correct-Tick 15-1 for general population at State facilities as well as high risk or high security environments, County facilities and youth oriented facilities - any and all environments that require extreme tear resistance and puncture resistance.
Standard 3 ply institutional mattress ticking. Both of these products are produced under extreme high quality manufacturing conditions. The vinyl is poured and calendared to maximum quality standards. The 10 ounce product contains 2 four mil films and an 18 x 9 500 x 300 denier scrim. These components are combined on a 50 ton laminator with heat in the rollers. This method of laminating uses no glues or solvents and results in a high quality 10 ounce product, which will not dry out. Many competitive products use lighter weight films or scrims plus adhesives/glues to make the 10 ounce weight. Spec-Tex CV-10 is all vinyl and scrim with no additives/glues to build up the weight.
CV-8 is virtually the same with the exception of the use of 3 mil films.