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UMF, Universal Fibre, to make antimicrobial fibres

6th Aug 2020

UMF Corporation, which develops high-performance products, programmes and training for infection prevention and commercial cleaning, has joined hands with Universal Fibre Systems, manufacturer of synthetic filament-based and specialty fibres, to produce high performance rechargeable antimicrobial fibres. These will incorporate UMF's antimicrobial...

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Fisher Textiles unveils printable fabric with V-block

5th Aug 2020

Fisher Textiles has unveiled Disenfectex printable fabric enhanced by HeiQ V-block technology. Marketed as HeiQ Viroblock in other countries, HeiQ V-block is an antiviral textile technology for industrial use, specially engineered to work against enveloped viruses, such as influenza viruses and human coronaviruses. The treated fabrics have been tested.

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Chargeurs launches first US health textile division

17th Jul 2020

Chargeurs has launched its US consumer-facing division, Lainiere Health & Wellness, and a direct-to-consumer e-commerce website offering the division's collection of protective face masks. Chargeurs provides end-to-end solutions for menswear and womenswear brands by designing interlining, a technical fabric used to help garments retain their structure.

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Alpha Pro Tech becomes part of Russell 3000, 2000

3rd Jul 2020

Alpha Pro Tech, manufacturer of products meant to protect people, products and environments, such as disposable protective apparel and building products, is all set to be listed in the broad-market Russell 3000 and Russell 2000 Indexes at the conclusion of the 2020 Russell indexes annual reconstitution. This will provide increased visibility to the...

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HeiQ Viroblock certified as cosmetic grade & renewable

2nd Jul 2020

HeiQ's antiviral textile technology, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, has been certified as safe and sustainable as all its ingredients are cosmetic grade, bio-based and recycled. HeiQ has launched the antiviral and antibacterial textile treatment proven to reduce 99.99 per cent of human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, along with other...

Sanitized products proved effective against viruses

1st Jul 2020

Various tests conducted by independent laboratories have now confirmed that several products made by Sanitized have an effectiveness against viruses on polymer surfaces. Sanitized, which is headquartered in Switzerland, is the leading worldwide producer of the antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers.

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South Asia Textiles, HeiQ Materials collaborate

30th Jun 2020

South Asia Textiles, a Sri Lankan textile manufacturer specialised in producing weft knitted fabric for leading brands, and HeiQ Materials, a Swiss-based textile innovator which has created some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies, have joined hands to produce a specially treated fabric for masks to be exported to...

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IFabric details tests for coronavirus on Protx2 fabrics

29th Jun 2020

IFabric has issued details of its testing results about the efficacy of Protx2 treated fabrics for inactivating an additional Human Coronavirus, type 229E. The company has informed that testing, done by an internationally recognised, independent laboratory in the US, established its efficacy in inactivating the virus both at 10 minutes and one hour.

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Siyaram's launches anti-corona range of fabric

26th Jun 2020

Indian textile brand Siyaram's yesterday launched its anti-corona range of fabric tested by laboratories approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) to fight the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic. The fabric offers protection from the virus and is developed in association with global non-invasive healthcare company HeatlhGuard.

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