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New sanitisation technology certified to eliminate coronavirus from textiles

Sanitising quickly and safely, Sanibox ensures a level of safety that allows the product to be used without risking health...

3rd June 2020

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Valencia, Spain


Jeanologia, a leader in sustainable technology development in the denim industry, has launched Sanibox, a sanitisation technology which it claims is certified to eliminate the coronavirus from textiles, apparel, workwear, and footwear.

According to the Spanish company, Sanibox has a 98% sanitization level, is certified by CSIC, (Spanish National Research Council the largest public research institution in Spain and the third largest in Europe) and complies with AFNOR NFT 72-281.

“Using this sanitisation box, Jeanologia disinfects in a fast and safe way, guaranteeing a level of safety that allows the use of the product without risk to health since it eliminates the bacteria and deactivates the virus,” Jeanologia said in a statement today. “Otherwise this could only be achieved if the garments were put in quarantine for a minimum of 72 hours, or if they were washed at 60ºC (140ºF) each time,” the company added.

Jeanologia’s innovative technological solution for sanitisation is said to also protect the colours, materials and feel of the garment and does so sustainably, without using water or chemicals.

Enrique Silla, Jeanologia’s founder, commented: “We have launched a product that will contribute to accelerating the recovery and generating consumer confidence, sanitisation and sustainability will be the keys to the recovery of our industry.”

"From the first moment we have studied the needs of the consumer after the coronavirus and of the textile industry in the short term and we set out to create a new technology for their future needs, putting people and the planet first.”

The company says it was able to launch Sanibox in record time as it already had the technology and know-how, combining 15 years’ experience in producing ozone with the experience gained in recent months working on disinfecting face protection masks in Spain.

"Consumers will not buy again if they do not feel safe," said Silla. “Therefore, we must unite all the parties involved in the industry to protect workers and consumers throughout the different stages of the production process by using sanitisation."

© Jeanologia.© Jeanologia.

Jeanologia says it has developed Sanibox through a serious, rigorous and accredited study, whilst following established regulations. The technological combination of dehumidification plus advanced oxidation makes it possible to sanitize garments at the required safety level, making Sanibox the perfect system for deactivating viruses, the company says.

Jeanologia is launching a range of Sanibox products for textiles, apparel, footwear and workwear, offering different products depending on particular needs - from shops for sanitising garments after leaving the fitting room or returned garments, to distribution centres, to ensure that garments are sanitized before they reach the shop or are sent to individuals buying online, to staff uniforms before use.

Since 1994 Jeanologia’s aim has been to create an ethical, sustainable and eco-efficient industry through its disruptive technology and know-how. The company’s laser, G2 ozone, e-flow, Smart Boxes and H2Zero, have significantly impacted on the textiles industry.  It offers infinite design and garment finishing possibilities, whilst saving water, energy and chemicals, and eliminating discharge and toxic emissions.

The company currently employs 257 ‘Jeanologists’ from 27 nationalities and has clients in five continents through its ten subsidiaries.  The export of its machines and services represents 90% of its total billing, reaching 66 countries. Over 35% of the 5 billion pairs of jeans produced worldwide every year are thought to be made using Jeanologia’s technologies.

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