Antimicrobial Treatment

Antiviral-effect and antibacterial protection

  • Strong antiviral and antibacterial effect against enveloped viruses and bacteria 
  • Suitable for all fibre types, from medical nonwovens (e.g. face masks) to fabrics for clothing and home textiles 
  • Residual virus infectivity tested according to a modified ISO 20743 method (Sendai), rapid antiviral effect demonstrated within 2-5 minutes 
  • Hypoallergenic, provides self-sanitising and germ resistant surface 
  • Patent pending antiviral-effect and antibacterial technology 
  •  For washable fabrics: Lasts at least 60 gentle washes at 40°C (104°F) 
  •  Regulatory coverage: EU REACH and EU BPR compliant, main ingredient registered with US TSCA and US EPA

Textiles are an infection and transmission risk

  • Textiles provide a large hosting surface area for bacteria and viruses, benefiting their transmission
  • Viruses and bacteria can remain active on textile surfaces from days to months  
  • Human coronavirus (SARS-CoV) can persist for up to 2 days on surgical gowns at room temperature
  • Textiles treated with actively inhibit viruses and kill bacteria upon contact 
  • Treated textiles help to minimize the potential for re-transmission of pathogens from textiles

Antivirus effectiveness*

  • Coronavirus (229e) 99.99% reduction.
  • H1N1 99.99% reduction.
  • H5N1 99.99% reduction.
  • RSV 99.9% reduction.

* Based on mask studieMas. Treated masks reduce virus and bacteria infectivity by more than 30 times compared to untreated masks