Polygiene started in the care segment during the fight against SARS in 2004 – while Viral-Off is particularly relevant in the current CV19 situation, it will also be a longer term solution to enhance hygiene even once the pandemic has settled down.
ViralOff is not intended to prevent disease, it is used for the protection of the treated product
- Does it Help Against All Viruses?
- Hows Does it Work?
- Are There Any Healthcare Claims?
- The Benefits
- Environmental Impact
Does it help against all viruses?
The active ingredient has been tested against Influenza A, BirdFlu, Norovirus and Corona (SARS) over the years, and in all cases, has achieved 99% levels of reduction.
The ISO18184:2019 is a standard test for the determination of the antiviral activity of textile products in a two-hour timespan, where it has to reduce the virus by 99%, to pass. This test uses viruses of the Influenza A strain.
How long does it last?
It is a durable and always-on treatment. For best performance and sustainability, wash less and only when needed.
How does it work?
ViralOff stops viral activity through interaction with key proteins. It shows a 99% reduction of many different viruses, on a treated material, within 2 hours. It is shown by test ISO18184:2019, on two different Influenza A strains, ATCC VR-1679 (H3N2) and ATCC VR-1469 (H1N1).
Are there any healthcare claims?
No, we don’t make any health claims.
This is for the protection of the treated product. If, when and how this also is beneficial for the user depends on many other things.
For instance, a face covering will never stop viruses from going through it, but we can ensure viruses don’t live in and on it for long.
Does this mean in any way that we can say or guarantee you stay healthy? Of course not.
Can we say it is a protection for the face covering itself? Yes! And it will make your face covering last longer too.
ViralOff has a 99% reduction of viruses, in a textile or material, over two hours, according to a standard ISO18184:2019 test.
Can ViralOff be used next-to-skin?
Yes, it does not affect the skin as it doesn’t interfere with the skin’s natural bacterial flora.
How is it applied?
Normally, it is applied to the fabric at the finishing stage of production. As several treatments can be simultaneously applied, no additional water or energy is needed and the impact on the environment is reduced.
Does it have any environmental certifications?
The product is certified by Oeko-tex® Eco Passports and in the process of being certified by bluesign®.
What is ViralOff made of?
The active ingredient is a biocide and it is made of a reaction mass of titanium dioxide and silver chloride and the product is not nano-silver.