VIRALOFF® TEXTILE TREATMENT TECHNOLOGY
Polygiene ViralOff® is a branded treatment of textiles and other products that reduces microbes (viruses, bacteria and fungi) in two hours. This is tested by the global standard test, ISO18184:2019 and is an assurance that the treated article will perform.
In the times of the novel Coronavirus, we see an enormous need for treatment with antimicrobial properties. Polygiene once started in the care segment during the fight against SARS in 2004. Thanks to our background, we could go through the necessary techniques, skills, methods, and processes needed to prepare for the launch of the brand Polygiene ViralOff® – a textile treatment technology.
VIRALOFF® IS THE ANSWER TO AN ACUTE SITUATION, BUT IT WILL ALSO BE A MORE LONGTERM SOLUTION THAT ENHANCES THE HYGIENE AND PROTECTION FACTOR ON A NUMBER OF PRODUCTS EVEN WHEN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS SETTLED DOWN. SURVEYS SHOW THERE ARE STRONG INDICATIONS THAT ANTIMICROBIAL WEAR WILL BE THE NEW NORMAL IN NUMEROUS APPLICATIONS AND ARE DESIRED BY THE CONSUMER, GOING FORWARD.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What are the benefits?
Less microbes mean less need for washing. The less you wash, the better it is, both for the environment and the garment. Less washing means a better-looking garment as well as a longer product life. The secondhand market becomes more attractive both due to less washes (less wear and tear) and the antimicrobial feature (the product is fresh and will stay fresh). So, while Polygiene ViralOff® responds to the need for antimicrobial reduction in the current situation, it is as much a sustainability benefit.
Can ViralOff® be used next-to-skin?
Polygiene ViralOff® does not affect the skin’s natural bacterial flora. It is certified by Oeko-tex® Eco Passport.
What is ViralOff® made of?
The active ingredient is a biocide: silver chloride and the product is not nano-silver. This information is presented on the mandatory hangtags, that are provided to partners and included in our marketing material.
How long does it last?
It is a durable and always-on treatment. Let the product rest in a ventilated area for two hours after wearing it, and it is good to go again. For best performance and sustainability, wash less and only when needed.
How do I take care of my ViralOff treated article?
For best performance and sustainability, washing should be avoided – as products can be worn longer without the need to wash, they will live longer. Spot clean when possible and air dry. Treated articles can be recycled. Lifecycle-analysis show a reduced environmental footprint, if only one wash out of three is skipped.
Can we make any health claims?
No, we cannot make any health claims. Polygiene ViralOff® is a treatment only for the material and not the user. Polygiene ViralOff® is not intended to prevent disease, it is used as an additional tool to help minimize the potential spread of microbes. In the same way as wearing face masks and gloves, washing hands and keeping distance, should be taken into effect.