Technical Information

Ambla Protects

Ambla contains active ingredients which protect against the growth and spread of mould and mildew. This is not a surface treatment and therefore Ambla retains its effectiveness after regular cleaning. Ambla is ideal for environments where hygiene and cleanliness are important. Ambla is manufactured in the UK to the highest quality standards. Ambla is the perfect choice for healthcare, hospitality, education, marine and leisure contract upholstery projects. Bespoke materials on application.


Ambla is available worldwide, for details please contact us on:
+44(0) 1282 842511

Nominal Width: 1370mm

Roll lengths from 25 linear meters.

Technical Information


Tested in accordance with ISO7617-1: 2001.
Martindale abrasion in excess of 300,000 rubs.
Tested in accordance with BS EN ISO 12947 1, 2, 3, 4.

Downloadable Certificates

Ambla Technical Data Sheet
MED 2014/90/EU Module D Certificate

Flame Retardancy

Ambla is flame retardant.

BS5852 : Section 4 (amended) : 2006 Ignition Sources 0 and 1 when tested in combination with polyurethane foam.

BS5852 : Clause 11 (composites) : 2006 : Ignition Source 5 (crib 5) when tested in combination with CMHR foam.

BS7176 : 2007 for Medium Hazard applications.

BS EN1021-1 : 2006 : Part 1 and BS EN1021-2 : 2006 Part 2 (ISO8191-1 : 1987 and ISO8191-2 1988 Modified)

IMO Res A 652 (16) EASA.CS25.853  App F. Part 1 (a) (1) (ii )

Cleaning & Maintenance

Ambla is resistant to most mild acids, alkalis, drinks and household stains. Clean with a damp soapy cloth and rinse well with clean water. Do not use solvents, bleaches, abrasives, synthetic detergents, wax polishes or aerosol sprays (chlorine-releasing agents at levels of 1-10000 parts per million should pose no problems as long as the material does not endure long soakings at the higher concentrations). Disinfectants may be used in dilution as specified by their manufacturers. These include Haz-Tabs and other disinfectants commonly used in hospital infection control programmes. Rinse well with clean water. Ambla surfaces are NaDCC compatible.

Ambla fabric protects against C. difficile, MRSA & E. coli.

Ambla is an Antimicrobial Vinyl

As a direct response to the challenge of infection control all production of Ambla contains an antimicrobial agent.

This is incorporated in to the vinyl formulation itself at the production stage. It is not a surface treatment and therefore retains its effectiveness after regular cleaning. Amongst other benefits it resists the development of mould and mildew and helps prevent musty or stale odours.

Ambla is tested on a regular basis to ensure the antimicrobial additive remains effective.

Ambla containing the antimicrobial agent is effective against the spread of MRSA, E.coli and other harmful bacteria on its surface.

Clostridium difficile can not multiply on Ambla surfaces under normal aerobic conditions

Biocide Active Ingredient

The antimicrobial active ingredient in these products is TRICLOSAN (CAS No. 3380-34-5)

Part Numbers: EAP6XXXX on Works Orders code WXXXXX until manufacturing date 20 May 18.
The antimicrobial active ingredients in these products are FOLPET (CAS NO. 133-07-3) and ZINC PYRITHIONE (CAS NO. 13463-41-7)

Part Number: EAP60366 Works Order: W96292
The antimicrobial active ingredients in this product are FOLPET (CAS NO. 133-07-3) and THIABENDAZOL (CAS NO. 148-79-8)

EAP6XXXX on new Works Order Numbers CFXXXX from manufacturing date Monday 21 May 18 the antimicrobial on all Ambla Contract ranges have been changed.
The antimicrobial active ingredients in these products are FOLPET (CAS NO. 133-07-3) and THIABENDAZOL (CAS NO. 148-79-8).

Infection Control in Healthcare Environments

The increase in MRSA infections and the issue of hygiene and cleanliness in hospitals has been widely discussed in the media.

The complex problem of infection control is a focus of attention for specialised health care professionals. Cleaning routines are designed to prevent the spread of MRSA, E coli and other bacteria which can occur through direct and indirect contact. In the case of direct contact, personal hygiene is a very important factor. MRSA and other harmful bacteria can also be spread indirectly through contact with infected surfaces. In this respect the choice and care of furnishing fabrics in the hospital environment have important roles to play.

Vinyl coated fabrics are commonly used on furniture in hospitals. A key characteristic of vinyl surfaces, as opposed to most fabrics, is that they are hydrophobic. They do not absorb water, they do not retain dampness and they can be completely dried after washing. Research has confirmed that the viability of MRSA bacteria is greatly reduced in dry environments.

Ambla Performs

Ambla is manufactured in the UK to meet the high wear resistance required for all contract upholstery applications.
Ambla is the perfect choice for seating in public areas for healthcare food outlets and stadia.