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27th May 2020, Magnago (MI), Italy

Argar introduces AVirTex line of antiviral and antibacterial fabrics

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Leading Italian protective fabrics developer and manufacturer Argar srl., has introduced a new line of antiviral and antibacterial fabrics. Argar’s all new AVirTex line is a range of fabrics characterized by an innovative technology which combines antiviral and antibacterial actions that kill viruses and bacteria present on fabrics, ensuring effective protection against their transmission and preventing contamination.

AVirTex fabrics also include a water-resistant treatment that prevents the passage of droplets through the fabric, droplets being among the main causes of transmission of viruses and bacteria. According to Argar, the combination of the two finishes guarantees greater protection compared to standard fabrics used for the same purpose.

The AVirTex line is made with Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Class II certified materials (knitted fabrics) and the fabric finishes comply with the current Reach legislation and will undergo Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certification procedures.

Argar‘s AVirTex line comprises of the following fabrics:

P1006-VRW

  • 100% Polypropylene Piquet fabric
  • Antiviral and Water-Resistant treatment
  • Washable 10 times at 40°C
  • Weight: 50 gsm

P1009-VRW

  • 100% Polyester Piquet fabric
  • Antiviral and Water-Resistant treatment
  • Washable 10 times at 40°C
  • Weight: 50 gsm

J10010-VRW

  • Jersey fabric 100% Polypropylene
  • Antiviral and Water-Resistant treatment
  • Washable 10 times at 40°C
  • Weight: 50 gsm

J3106-VRW

  • Double jersey fabric
    • External side - 100% Polyester
    • Internal side - 100% Cotton
  • Antiviral and Water-Resistant treatment
  • Washable 10 times at 40°C
  • Weight: 175 gsm

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In collaboration with HeiQ, a leading Swiss company in the manufacture of chemicals for the textiles industry, Argar has developed an antiviral and antibacterial treatment for its fabrics using the innovative HeiQ Viroblock formula.

The application of HeiQ Viroblock is possible on all Argar fabrics and on those developed in collaboration with its customers. Application fields of Argar fabrics with HeiQ Viroblock treatment include personal protective equipment (PPE), medical, sport, fashion, automotive, furniture and accessories.

Why does Argar use HeiQ Viroblock on its fabrics?

Non-treated fabrics offer an ideal surface for hosting both viruses and bacteria, spreading their transmission. AVirTex fabrics treated with HeiQ Viroblock, on the other hand, kill viruses and bacteria in a two to five minutes time frame, minimizing the retransmission potential of pathogens from the fabrics.

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Argar’s AVirTex fabrics exhibit excellent antiviral and antimicrobial activity even after several washes, as demonstrated by comparative tests of antibacterial activity analysis ISO 20743.

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“Wearing clothes and having fabrics treated with antiviral and antibacterial finishes is the right choice,” the Italian company explains. “AVirTex fabrics by Argar vanquish 99% of viruses in just 2 to 5 minutes.”

HeiQ, HeiQ Viroblock and Viroblock are trademarks or registered trademarks of HeiQ Materials AG. The use of them are subject to the authorization by HeiQ directly and the signing of a trademark license agreement. Virus claims and antiviral claims might be considered health claims which are usually regulated under the medical device regulation.

Further information

Argar srl

Tel. +39 0331.350137

[email protected]

www.argartechnology.com

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