HANOVER, Germany—Continental A.G. quickly developed antibacterial coverings for rolling gurneys that will be used a "makeshift hospital" being built in Hanover.
Continental said the covers will be used on 50 transport and recovery gurneys in the Hanover hospital, and they are made of a material specially developed for the medical and hygiene sector.
The hospital, located at the trade fair grounds of the state capital, will accept milder cases of COVID-19 if there is not enough room in traditional hospitals.
Both the upper and lower sides of the upholstered parts of the gurneys are made by K.H. Dewert GmbH are completely covered with Skai Pandoria Plus brand of synthetic upholstery fabric from Continental. The material's surface prevents bacteria and other microorganisms from multiplying, and it stands up to disinfectants. Bodily fluids do not cause harm to the material, Continental said.