Benefits and Use of Antimicrobial Fabrics

What is Antimicrobial?

 “Antimicrobial” is one type of treatment that can be processed to fabric coatings by adding additives straight to the liquid solution before the application.

Antimicrobial fabrics are fiber-based materials expanded by antimicrobial agents, which are either applied to the surface or inserted into fibers to inhibit the growth of microorganisms. This can be achieved by treating the fabric with prophylactic chemicals that inhibit the growth of pathogens or the use of yarns.

Antimicrobial fabrics can be made from a variety of textiles. This treatment is applied to the fabric to prevent the growth of pathogenic germs. This means that treatment continues to work regularly to prolong the life of the fabric.

Benefits of Antimicrobial Fabrics

A recent invention of the antimicrobial finish. Consumers are now increasingly aware of healthy lifestyles and have the needs and expectations of a wide range of finished textile products with antimicrobial properties. This finish is environmentally friendly and health-protected by preventing the growth of bacteria and finished products, Has been proven to be disease resistant. It protects the garments from unpleasant odors.

In addition to industrial use, Antimicrobial finishing in textiles has become essential for us to live in a fresh and healthy environment in our lives today. The use of different textiles in the finish such as underwear, Baby care products has great potential. Although many products have arrived, However, textile researchers still have a very good chance in this case. Low degradation (Durability and strength) Due to any kind of degradation of antimicrobial textiles, There are very few reactive cases of wear and tear, etc.

HeiQ Viroblock

In Switzerland, last month, HQ launched HQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antibacterial textile chemical compound that is added to the fabric in the final stages of the textile manufacturing process. This patent-pending formula claims to have strong antimicrobial effects against bacteria and yeast viruses.

Application areas

HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 can be applied on all types of fabric and non-wovens like face masks, airfilters, medical nonwovens (e.g. surgical gowns, drapes etc.), work wear in hospitals and care facilities, bed sheets and liners, curtains, carpets and room furnishings as well as fabrics in daily use like terry towels and apparel in general.

The effect withstands in general at least 30 gentle domestic launderings at 40°C (ISO 6330 4G).

The following amount on the fabric are recommended:
For non-medical use: 5 – 10% by weight fabric HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03
For medical use: 10 – 20 % by weight fabric HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03


How Does Antimicrobial Fabric Work?

Antimicrobial fabrics are similarly used by antimicrobial soaps and sanitizers – attacking pathogens at the cellular level to prevent their growth and reproduction. There are different levels of effectiveness of different chemicals and textiles. Some products simply slow down the proliferation of pathogens over time, Again others are designed to kill seedbed cells in contact.

Clothing and linen are perforated, Provides a warm and clean environment that is ideal for germ growth. One of the reasons why antimicrobial ingredients are so effective is that they eliminate this hazard and prevent the spread of dangerous pathogens, Which reduces the overall risk of infection in hospitals or any other area where sanitation is necessary.

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