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Antimicrobial textiles combatting healthcare acquired infections

Does your healthcare uniforms and other soft touch surfaces in your workplace offer protection against the lingering bacteria and other pathogens you are exposed to on a daily basis? Even before Human Coronavirus changed the face of healthcare as we know it, Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAIs) were widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading healthcare challenges, although many experts believe that up to a third of HAI may be preventable.

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control reported an average HAI prevalence of 7.1% in European countries and estimated that over 4 million patients are affected every year in Europe.

SilverGuard, powered by IONIC+, combats soft surface bacterial management.

In the healthcare environment soft surface, bacterial management is a crucial area that has yet to be addressed in a systematic and formal way. Multiple studies have shown that soft surfaces – such as but not limited to bed linens, laboratory coats, patient gowns, privacy curtains, scrubs, uniforms – in the healthcare environment are contaminated and cross-contamination from other surfaces to skin and other surfaces are proven to frequently occur.

Clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of pathogens

Even though soft surfaces cover 90% of the patient contact environment and are continuously exposed to pathogens between launderings, they are often overlooked in everyday infection prevention practices. Silverguard Healthcare textile products utilises pure metallic silver which is permanently woven into the fabric. This has been clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of pathogens on fabric within 4 hours. The silver thread technology ensures no behavioural modification is required by staff.

The SilverGuard Healthcare range of products includes:

  • Scrubs
  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Privacy curtains

Why Choose SilverGuard?


  • SilverGuard textile products made with IONIC+ silver thread technology is clinically proven to reduce 99.9% of pathogens on fabric within 4 hours
  • Clinical studies show IONIC+ reduces the viability of Coronavirus six times faster than an unmetallised control fabric
  • The IONIC+ silver yarn has undergone antibacterial efficacy testing against standards AATCC100, AATCC147, JIS L1902, EN ISO 20645
  • SilverGuard Healthcare products made with IONIC+ conforms to EN 13795


  • The longevity of SilverGuard products make them significantly cheaper than disposable and traditional alternatives

Environmentally friendly

  • The IONIC+ silver thread technology is not a topical application, it is just pure silver thread, which lasts for the lifetime of the product. There is no use of nanotechnology
  • SilverGuard products are self-sanitising and can be laundered over 100 times without losing integrity. For healthcare requirements temperatures over 60°C can be used to achieve thermal disinfection
  • SilverGuard products last longer than standard fabric equivalents
  • SilverGuard products are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 Certified

Browse our range of bed linens and towelsFor more information please contact us.




self-sanitising IONIC+ silver technology works against bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19


Fast Acting

reduces 99.9% of pathogens on fabric


Healthier Skin

eliminates acne-causing bacteria


Environmentally Friendly

IONIC+ cannot be washed out, helps to extend the life of a product and products can be washed at a lower temperature


Anti Odour

kills bacteria which causes odours