Test results announced for new antiviral chemical

March 19th, 2021

DiOX, a company based in Ireland that develops fabric finishing chemicals, announces successful testing of its new antiviral fabric chemical D4. Due to the pandemic, “an increased emphasis on cleanliness and sanitization will influence purchase decisions above price, environmental impact and performance,” says business unit lead, Dave Evans, responsible for the DiOX’s new anti-viral fabric chemical […]

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PyroTex® antiviral fiber produced

September 14th, 2020

PyroTex Industries, based in Hamburg, Germany,  says that it has succeeded in producing a fiber that has an activity of 99.57 percent (99 percent after 14 seconds) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This result has been confirmed by an independent, ISO-certified laboratory according to ISO 18184: 2019.  “We are thrilled that textiles made out of PyroTex® can […]

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New IM ViroBac fabric addresses microbial threats

August 10th, 2020

Inner Mettle (IM) is launching its latest product, IM ViroBac fabric, developed to reduce the risk of viral and bacterial transmission via surface contact applicable to a multitude of situations in a commercial environment, such as public transport, medical facilities and hospitality.  Photo: Inner Mettle. “High touch surfaces, such as seats, bedding and curtains, could […]

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Electroceutical fabrics found effective against coronavirus

June 22nd, 2020

A preprint paper published recently by scientists from Indiana University suggests a fabric which eradicates the infectivity of coronaviruses on contact by generating an electric field. In the fight against Covid-19, protective personal equipment has played a central and critical role for the safety of healthcare workers. However, the virus can attach to the surface of PPE […]

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Serge Ferrari develops fabric virucidal technology

June 8th, 2020

Serge Ferrari Group says that it has developed a technology that can be applied to fabrics to nearly eliminate the viral load of coronavirus. Photo: Serge Ferrari Group. French material manufacturing company Serge Ferrari Group has developed and patented a virucidal technology for composite membrane surfaces that the company says is capable of eliminating coronaviruses by up […]

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