Antiviral and antimicrobial textile for circular economy
The robust durability of HeiQ Viroblock Permanent is achieved thanks to the silver particles being added directly into the raw polymer of the yarn, thereby keeping these properties active for the lifetime of garments. Fabric samples successfully demonstrated a very strong antimicrobial efficacy with over 99.99% reduction of both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria after 100 washes. Antiviral testing is underway.
Nylstar’s zero microfiber release in combination with HeiQ Viroblock Permanent technology brings the textile industry the necessary quality and touch without polluting air and water. The high-tech fabric is certified by Standard 100 Oeko-Tex assuring that the product is free of harmful substances, and all 100% Meryl fabrics are completely and infinitely recyclable without suffering any loss of performance, for a fully sustainable and circular economy.
Both HeiQ and Nylstar will be “exhibiting” at ISPO Munich Online from February 1-5, 2021. Nylstar won the Textrends 2021 Award for the Best Product in the Base Layer Category.