skip to main content
why-silver

Why Silver?

It’s long been know that silver possesses antimicrobial properties, just ask the Ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

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.

How does IONIC+™ work?

Laptop Container

IONIC+ and Coronavirus Viability

With ongoing public health focus on Human Coronavirus, specifically Covid-19, the efficacy of IONIC+ has been tested against a number of strains of Human Coronavirus. 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.

Testimonials

antimicrobial

Antimicrobial

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

fast-acting

Fast Acting

reduces 99.9% of pathogens on fabric

eliminatesacnecausingbacteria

Healthier Skin

eliminates acne-causing bacteria

eco-friendly

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

Anti Odour

kills bacteria which causes odours