Evidence confirms that coronavirus can remain airborne for longer times and for further distances than originally believed and that virus particles spread between individuals more readily indoors than outdoors. The research suggests that clean, disinfected air plays a vital role in preventing the spread and ventilation systems, whether natural or mechanical assist.
SilverGuard filters are an antimicrobial filter fabric that can be used in HVAC systems. It is made using a proprietary blend of nonwoven spunbond nylon microfibres impregnated with IONIC+ silver particles. The filter can be added to new filtration systems and can be easily retrofitted into existing installations.
Developed with PureAir, this technology adds an important layer of protection that is not currently offered on the market. When integrated as layers into a filter, it inactivates and kills any microbes captured by the filter. This provides added protection to all staff, visitors and in particular to the maintenance team when working on the systems.
Easy to install and a cost-effective antimicrobial solution. Comparable products on the market mainly use an antimicrobial coating. IONIC+ is not a coating nor nanotechnology, the silver particles are infused into the fibres, instead of coating the outside of fibres like traditional technology.
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Frequently Asked Questions
IONIC+ air filters are comprised of nonwoven spunbond nylon fabric impregnated with sterilising silver particles made to inactivate pathogens upon contact. Silver ions are infused into the fibres of the filter fabric.
Yes. The IONIC+ air filter has been tested in accordance with ISO 18184 standard, which tests the antiviral activity of any garment or woven material against viruses and specifically tested against Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) the filter material showed a reduction in pathogens of 96.5% after 30 minutes and 98.7% are 1 hour.
Antimicrobial: The efficacy of IONIC+ has been tested against bacteria, viruses, fungi and mould. IONIC+ silver thread technology is clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of pathogens on fabric.
It carries various EN and FDA approvals, with the antimicrobial efficacy tested to standards AATCC 100, AATCC 147, JIS L1902, EN ISO 20645, ISO 18184.
Using the ISO 18184 standard, which tests the antiviral activity of any garment or woven material against viruses and specifically tested against Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) the filter material showed a reduction in pathogens of 96.5% after 30 minutes and 98.7% are 1 hour.
Air Flow: the air flow loss is negligible. Results show an air permeability of 1 osy- 510cfm/sqft at a back pressure of 0.5.
Fire Safety: the IONIC+ air filter has certification to the EN 45545-2 standard, and meets the requirements for fire behaviour of materials and components for use within the railway industry.
IONIC+ air filters are designed to be incorporated into HVAC systems, and are integrated into all types of particulate filter ranging from G4 through to HEPA filters. They can be installed anywhere within a HVAC system. The IONIC+ air filter can be added to new filtration systems and can be easily retrofitted into existing installations.
An IONIC+ filter lasts for the lifetime of the existing particulate filter, and does not require replacing any more frequently.
The IONIC+ filter is effective immediately, and helps protect maintenance crews from exposure to pathogens during filter installation, replacement and removal.