Textile Innovation Leading to Virus- and Bacteria-Fighting Materials

Textile companies are digging deeper into innovation and R&D to create materials that help safeguard to public from disease and infection.

Material innovation company HeiQ has partnered with Girbau to use HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 in the laundry process to add antiviral and antimicrobial effects to clothes and textiles.

Girbau, a market leader in comprehensive laundry solutions for the industrial, commercial and vended sectors, is now offering HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, an antiviral and antimicrobial textile technology that can be applied to industrial laundry services for its clients across the healthcare, hospitality and food manufacturing sectors.

Consorci Hospitalari de Vic (Barcelona) has already started treating their laundry using HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03. HeiQ and Gibrau also plan to offer solutions to public launderettes, bringing branded HeiQ Viroblock dispensers to consumers.

Swiss textile technology HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is among the first textile technologies in the world to be proven effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing COVID-19, and has been applied by more than 150 brands worldwide to over 1 billion face masks.

Made with 100 percent cosmetic-grade ingredients, HeiQ Viroblock combines two mechanisms of attack resulting in an over 99.99 percent destruction of various kinds of viruses and bacteria, according to tests performed per ISO 18184 and ISO 20743 standards.

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