This curtain benefits from an anti-bacterial treatment that is incorporated into the curtain at the time of manufacture, and is effective for the life of the product. It inhibits the development of bacteria, fungi and other micro-organisms which can degrade products and generate unpleasant odours. The anti-bacterial coating also helps to protect against E-Coli, Listeria, MRSA and Salmonella, to name but a few! Textile shower curtains are water-repellent rather than water-proof. The 100% polyester fabric is made water-repellent by the addition of an acrylic coating. The sides, top and bottom of the curtain are neatly hemmed and the bottom hem includes a weight to ensure that the curtain hangs straight and helps to prevent the curtain clinging to the user when wet. The eyelets are reinforced with rust-resistant metal to give a smart finish. This curtain is machine washable at 40 degrees and can be pressed with a cool iron.