It’s long been know that silver possesses antimicrobial properties, just ask the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. Even Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, acknowledged the healing properties of silver in 400BC. At SilverGuard we have harnessed the power of silver through IONIC+™ antimicrobial silver thread technology. Textiles are a vector of transmission, providing a hosting surface for bacteria and viruses. This contributes to the risk of cross-contamination and infection. IONIC+™ * silver technology releases silver ions from IONIC+™ fibres which act in several ways to inhibit and eliminate pathogens on the surface of the fabric. Products using IONIC+™ technology inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria, fungi and viruses on textile surface.
The benefits of SilverGuard, powered by IONIC+™ infection prevention silver antimicrobial textiles:
- Broad-spectrum antimicrobial
- Fast acting – reduces 99.9% of pathogens on fabric within a four hour period
- Long lasting – continuous performance for the life of the product
- Safe – Not a chemical treatment, not nanotechnology, no bacterial resistance issues, non-toxic
IONIC+™ antimicrobial technology is designed to provide a simple and cost-effective method for employers to deliver a proven antimicrobial management solution for soft surface textile materials.
*Formerly known as X-STATIC®
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IONIC+™ and Coronavirus Viability
With ongoing public health focus on Human Coronavirus, specifically Covid-19, the efficacy of IONIC+™ has started to be tested against a number of strains of Human Coronavirus. Various studies have shown IONIC+™ has strong antiviral and antibacterial effectiveness against a spectrum of pathogens including Human Coronavirus. IONIC+™ silver technology dramatically reduces the viability time of microbes on soft surfaces.