The company’s materials blend copper with natural organic fabrics like cotton, bamboo, and linen, all designed with an eye on style, comfort, and fit. Swiss Precision has found its unique niche by creating an innovative product that elevates, refreshes, and disrupts the ages-old medical scrub and uniform industry, the company said in a press release.
Hospitals are increasingly seeing strains of antibiotic-resistant germs and deadly bacteria and viruses, which traditional medical scrubs can carry. New research has found that copper can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses linked to severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS).
In extensive testing, a range of copper alloys collectively termed ‘antimicrobial copper’ inactivated coronavirus within a few minutes. Testing from the prestigious SGS labs showed that the copper material is antimicrobial, and using simulated fingertip contamination, exposure to copper destroyed the virus completely and irreversibly. Swiss Precision weaves this same virus-destroying copper into its fabrics, making them antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral.
In addition, Swiss Precision has been accepted as a vendor to be sold across 50,000 hospitals in the US, and anticipates that a majority of medical facilities will adopt its materials for the future of healthcare. It’s an exciting opportunity to protect healthcare workers, patients, and the planet.
“Polyester commercial and consumer textiles are made from harsh chemicals that are toxic to people and the planet. Worse yet, a growing number of infections are contracted because of toxins in such locations as hospitals, known as health-care-associated infections (HAIs) and hospital-acquired infections (HAI). Health care workers protect us. It’s time to protect them,” Leslie Dotson, co-founder and CEO of the company, said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (GK)