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16:09 Dec 10, 2001
English to Dutch translations [Non-PRO] Textiles / Clothing / Fashion / textile
English term or phrase:strikethrough
Concerns matresses of hospital beds: Strikethrough is where degeneration (Hydrolysis) of the polyurethane membrane occurs under the influence of heat and moisture, causing failure of the water barrier properties. This is witnessed as cracking open the membrane when stretched. When this happens the foam core can become contaminated and the likelihood of infection will increase significantly. --- The term "slijtage" looks to simple to me...