VIRALOFF ANTIMICROBIAL TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY
Polygiene ViralOff™ is a branded treatment of textiles and other products that reduces microbes, bacteria and fungi in two hours.
The decision to launch the technology in 2020 was sparked by the increased demand for antimicrobial solutions driven by Covid-19. In developing the treatment, Polygiene returned to its original mission – the company was first established in the healthcare sector in 2004 during the battle against SARS. Polygiene could therefore quickly utilize the skills, techniques, processes and methods required to develop this treatment.
POLYGIENE VIRALOFF ENHANCES THE HYGIENE AND PROTECTION QUALITIES OF A NUMBER OF PRODUCTS. IT CAN BE USED TO TREAT FACE MASKS, SCRUBS AND OTHER EQUIPMENT USED BY MEDICAL STAFF, AS WELL AS FOR THE PUBLIC, WHERE THE FUNCTIONALITY IS RELEVANT, SUCH AS IN GLOVES AND FACE MASKS, AS WELL AS BEDSHEETS AND EVEN FURNITURE.
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QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
What are the benefits?
Fewer 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. In addition, the secondhand market becomes more attractive both due to fewer 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 Polygiene ViralOff be used next-to-skin?
Polygiene ViralOff does not affect the skin’s natural bacterial flora. It is Oeko-Tex® Eco Passport certified.
What is ViralOff made of?
The active ingredient is a biocide: silver chloride. 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.
How do I take care of my Polygiene ViralOff treated article?
For optimal effect and sustainability, wash less and only when needed. The product has a washability of at least 30 washes with a good effect of over 99% reduction of microbes. The washability depends on the properties of the treated material – it is important that the care and wash instructions for that specific product/material, are strictly followed.
Please note that a product treated with Polygiene ViralOff still can be washed less and will last longer due to that.
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 facemasks and gloves, washing hands and keeping a distance from others is.