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.
Textiles can be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses and increases the risk of cross-contamination and infection. At SilverGuard we have harnessed the power of silver through IONIC+ antimicrobial silver thread technology. The technology works by releasing 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 surfaces.
Benefits of SilverGuard antimicrobial textiles are:
- Antimicrobial: self-sanitising IONIC+ silver technology works against bacteria and viruses, including Covid-19
- Fast Acting: reduces 99.9% of pathogens on fabric
- Anti Odour: kills bacteria which causes odours
- Eliminates Acne-causing Bacteria
- Environmentally-friendly: IONIC+ cannot be washed out, and IONIC+ helps to extend the life of a product
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.