… masks sewn from fabrics treated with ViralOff®.
ViralOff® from POLYGIENE? What is this?
POLYGIENE ViralOff ® is a biocidal product for the treatment of textile and other fabrics/surfaces to reduce possible contamination with various tested viruses and bacteria.
The active ingredient of POLYGIENE ViralOff ® is silver chloride. It is registered as biocide BPR in Europe in the category Pt9 (textile products).
• The antiviral effect was proven against the viruses SARS-CoV-2, in a test according to ISO18184:2019, ATTCC VR1679(H3N2). The contamination with the SARS virus (SARS-CoV-2) was reduced to 99% within 2 hours, i.e. 99% of the viruses were destroyed in this time. A reducing effect on the contamination with H5N1(avian flu) was also already proven in older tests. The complete tests are available on request.
ViralOff® contains no nanosilver!
The silver ions used for Polygiene are approximately 100 times larger than nanosilver, so they do not interact with the human skin and do not affect the natural bacterial flora of the skin.
ViralOff® inhibits the activity of the tested viruses by its effect on the key proteins of the virus, so that its metabolism slows down.
The purpose of finishing textiles with ViralOff® is not to protect the wearer from infection or to directly guarantee any other health function. Instead, ViralOff® protects the textile or reduces its contamination with the tested bacteria and viruses and thus also their transmission, if different wearers use the same part and the part (e.g. the mask) is to be used again after 2 hours without renewed viral contamination.
Within less than 2 hours, 99% of the tested virus types died within less than 2 hours at room temperature on the surfaces treated with ViralOff®. It is therefore sufficient to leave contaminated surfaces or masks whose components have been treated with ViralOff® for several hours for decontamination.
Even though some of our masks are washable, they should not be washed in the washing machine – to maintain the antiviral effect – but only wiped off by hand, if necessary with a damp cloth. This prevents fiber destruction and saves water.
If a washing machine wash is necessary for reasons of soiling, the effect of the antiviral finish of the fabric will decrease with each wash, even if biocidal action against bacteria is maintained.