Antiviral and antibacterial finish destroys coronavirus
The technology of silver salt and lipid vesicles enables the binding and destruction of over 99 % of bacteria, viruses, and yeasts within minutes. The effectiveness on the corona virus was successfully tested by the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne/Australia. Further successful tests were carried out on H1N1, H5N1, H7N9 and RSV. V-Block is manufactured in Germany.
Due to the antibacterial effect, no odors are generated on the fabric, so there is no need for frequent washing, a benefit for the environment. V-block is odorless and a washing fastness of at least 30 washes at 40°C is given.
A washable FFP2 mask treated with V-block, shows a significant (>300 times) reduction of the virus infectivity (mist-contact). The biocide for textile applications was approved in May 2020 by the Federal Office for Occupational safety and occupational medicine for Germany.