Carnegie’s X-Protect Barrier Backing now appears on its Xorel line of textiles. According to the company, the latest version of the anti-microbial backing is engineered specifically for Xorel fabrics to protect and prevent stains and other substances from reaching the foam, increasing cushion protection. The barrier can be applied to any Xorel fabric without changing the appearance, texture, or quality of the fabric. X-Protec meets ASTM resistance to blood and blood-born pathogens penetration and blocks the passage of dust mites and microscopic allergenic matter. Xorel fabrics with X-Protect can be cleaned with hospital-grade one-step disinfectant cleaners. carnegiefabrics.com; 516-678-6770.