Pandemic Technology Breakthrough - A WORLD 1st!
Read the incredible announcement by Polygiene, the UK manufacturer of the SCIIN face masks and snoods distributed by Advanced UK.
POLYGIENE VIRALOFF PROVEN EFFECTIVE AGAINST SARS-COV-2
Finding a lab that handles this virus is hard, as it requires a high-security level and these labs are both rare and extremely busy these days. As long as this virus is considered dangerous it will not be available for commercial testing of specific product applications. But with these tests, we will be able to compare commercial tests to the results on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
“On one hand we were convinced even before the tests were in. But now we have it on paper, and that has an enormous significance for our partners and for the end-users. After all, people all over the world discard or wash things every day out of the concern that the virus might be present in the textile. This takes a completely unnecessary toll on the environment”, says Ulrika Björk, CEO of Polygiene.
The purpose of treating textiles with ViralOff is not to protect the wearer from infection or make any other health claim. It is a treatment to protect the garment. This in turn means it does not have to be cleaned or disinfected. Consumers already wash clothes where it is not really necessary, out of worry for odor and habit. Adding concerns over viruses will add to this. Beyond the environmental effects of wearing more and washing less, there are also countries that demand disinfection of products before they are sold – a ViralOff treated garment will do that by itself continually.
“There is one virus the entire world is focused on right now, and there is one method that should be used to test on textile. We are very proud to be the first in bringing these two together” says Trevor Saunders, Director of Global Textile Operations.
“Commercially, it changes a few things formally. We have always worked with a very serious approach that anything treated with ViralOff will pass the ISO test and that we can predict the effect on viruses that are not tested directly, through our base research. But emotionally, it of course is great to have the first ISO evidence of efficacy against the SARS-CoV-2, and of course, it will translate to new opportunities for us”, says Mats Georgson, CMO.
Polygiene will continue the tests across several materials as well as washing durability.
This information is information that Polygiene AB (publ.) is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation.
* ISO 18184:2019 Textiles — Determination of the antiviral activity of textile products
Advanced UK’s SCIIN snoods and masks are made from super-lightweight biodegradable bamboo treated with ViralOff® COVID-19 virus-reducing technology.
This really is a breakthrough in PPE. Finding a lab that handles this virus is hard, as it requires a high-security level and these labs are both rare and extremely busy these days. As long as this virus is considered dangerous it will not be available for commercial testing of specific product applications. But with these tests, we will be able to compare commercial tests to the results on the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
- Great for the environment,;
- Brand with your logo, graphics or message;
- Comfortable to wear;
- UNIQUELY proven ViralOff technology to counter COVID-19;
With our 30-years' experience in delivering total office technology solutions, our extreme focus on business continuity planning enabled us to be ready for the pandemic. Throughout the chaos we researched and invested, in order that we can now offer our clients the very best technology to create safe work and public spaces with the proven technology we use ourselves.
The SCIIN PPPE Face Mask Advantages
Made from luxurious bamboo viscose treated with virus reducing technology, these masks are incredibly comfortable to wear and they’re great for then planet too.
The antiviral coating provides 99% effective protection from new. After 15 hand-washes the coating is still 80%+ effective according to tests.
The antimicrobial technology prevents growth of microorganisms in the fibres (such as bacteria, fungi and parasites) maintaining a cleaner fabric for longer, and less washing.
These are lightweight double-layer hybrid masks, so now you can breathe with ease. the mask is so lightweight you would hardly notice it is there – but they still pack a punch, stopping 99.9% of viral activity.
PPE Face Masks and the Environment
With a lifespan of 450 years, polypropylene masks are an ecological time-bomb. Conservationists have warned that the coronavirus pandemic could spark a surge in ocean pollution – adding to a glut of plastic waste that already threatens marine life – after finding disposable masks floating like jellyfish and waterlogged latex gloves scattered across sea beds.
With billions of masks being sold in the UK alone, it’s critical to respect our planet and not pollute.
The Advanced UK Advantage
With one of the UK's most comprehensive ranges of PPE and workplace sanitisation solutions, Advanced UK is your supplier of choice. The technology is only as good as the supplier's ability to get stock, so rest assured we have ample supplies of everything you might require.
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Humperdinck has a 30-year career spanning Document Management Systems (DMS), data protection, Artificial Intelligence, Data Protection and Robotic Process Automation. With many articles published in print internationally, he believes the advances in office technology are such that we're entering the 4th Industrial Revolution. Now Director of Marketing and Consulting Services at Advanced UK, he's as active with clients as he is in endeavouring to write original blog articles.