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anti-bacterial technology available on bespoke face coverings
*Data provided by HeiQ, based on testing conducted on similar fabrics. HeiQ, HeiQ Viroblock and Viroblock are trademark(s) or registered trademark(s) of HeiQ Materials AG. HeiQ products are treated with a biocide to protect it from microbes and germs. Active ingredient: silver chloride.
AnyBrand products use HeiQ’s latest technology, HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03. This is an antiviral and antibacterial textile treatment that uses a unique combination of silver and vesicle technologies to significantly reduce viral and bacterial infectivity on treated surfaces.
HeiQ Viroblock is one of the first textile technologies in the world to be proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 by an independent institution*
By keeping the textile free of viable viruses and bacteria, HeiQ Viroblock helps to minimize the potential for re-transmission of pathogens as well as killing pathogens on contact.
For more information visit the HeiQ Viroblock website or further details available on request.
*McAuley J. (2020) Report on “Viral Stability and Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on Treated Material”. Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne.
Whilst wearing face coverings isn’t the only solution, science around the benefits of use by the general public is advancing rapidly. Looking to Europe and Asia, we can see clearly marked difference with early adopters of facecoverings and those of us who were left behind.
Below are links to news and independent research which discuss the importance of wearing masks:
HeiQ Viroblock is certified as safe, bio-based, cosmetic grade and hypoallergenic and is an effective barrier to COVID-19.
Re-usable Face Coverings
These face coverings are safely re-usable because the (COVID-19) virus can’t survive on the HeiQ Viroblock treated material.
Shown to remain effective against COVID-19 through at least 30 washes at 60°c – because the virus can’t survive on the material they only need washing when they get dirty
Face Coverings can be removed and placed on a surface without becoming a vector for transmitting the virus. That is a significant problem with untreated re-usable masks.
Single-use masks fly in the face of sustainability – with a recent study suggesting we are undoing last years’ progress reducing single-use plastic with one disease-ridden product – the disposable face mask.
‘We’ve calculated that if everyone in the UK was to wear a single-use plastic mask every day for a year, that would create 128,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year…Completely avoidable if people use reusable masks.’ Professor Mark Miodownik
 ISO Agarose Overlay Using L-929 Mouse Fibroblact Cells; Protocol Number 140150-17; Performing Lab: WuXi AppTec, Inc. Study Number 182077
 Extractables from Facemasks – Dynamic Flow Conditions: Aspen Research Corporation: Project number A47347
Antiviral efficacy test results (ISO 18184). Data provided by HeiQ, based on testing conducted on similar fabrics.
We use 100% recycled polyester, and our face coverings can be recycled when they are disposed of
ISO Agarose Overlay Using L-929 Mouse Fibroblact Cells; Protocol Number 140150-17; Performing Lab: WuXi AppTec, Inc. Study Number 182077
Extractables from Facemasks – Dynamic Flow Conditions: Aspen Research Corporation: Project number A47347
The science around the use of masks by the general public to impede COVID-19 transmission is advancing rapidly.
The preponderance of evidence indicates that mask wearing reduces the transmissibility per contact by reducing transmission of infected droplets in both laboratory and clinical contexts. Below are links to news and independent research which discuss the importance of wearing masks.
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is a unique combination of our registered silver technology for antiviral and antibacterial effect and our vesicle technology as a booster.
The silver technology attracts the oppositely charged viruses and binds permanently to their sulfur groups. Subsequently, the fatty spherical vesicle technology (Liposomes) helps to deplete the viral membrane of its cholesterol content in minutes. Therefore, the silver can destroy the virus rapidly.
There are two components of HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03, both antiviral. The silver stays for 50 washes, the vesicle for 30 washes at 60°C. The technologies are synergistic, the vesicle acts as a booster, the silver gives the baseline performance.
The COVID-19 causing coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 can survive for 2 days on a textile surface, so you could bring the virus home on an untreated mask. There is also a risk that you’ll touch the textile somewhere and then don’t wash your hands properly before you change your outdoor clothing to indoor clothing. AnyBrand’s HeiQ Viroblock coated masks help to mitigate these risks. The textile surface quickly deactivates the virus.
HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 has been tested successfully against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Tests conducted by HeiQ with the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity in Melbourne, Australia (Doherty Institute) showed that treated fabric achieved 99.99% reduction of the virus.
Our technology has also been tested against the human coronavirus 229E, Influenza types H1N1, H5N1, H7N9, and Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and demonstrated significantly improved reduction of virus infectivity.
We recommend washing after 20 hours of use between 30-60°C (86-140°F).
HeiQ Viroblock technology is washable up to 30 times at 60°C.
Do not bleach or use fabric softeners, hang to drip dry in shade, do not iron or dry clean.
AnyBrand is a subsidiary of Boxbuild ltd that specialises in cutting edge anti-viral treatments and procurement solutions for business’.
The company researches tests and combines the latest innovations from around the world, working with their senior level network from globally recognised brands.
AnyBrand aim to deliver the optimal combination of form, function and price for larger scale commercial customers and projects to get businesses back up and running in a post Covid-19 market.
HeiQ is a textile innovator with offices in 6 countries and a global network of textile manufacturing and distribution. HeiQ is a three-in-one company specialising in:
• Scientific research
• Specialty materials manufacturing
• Consumer ingredient branding
All combine to improve the lives of billions of people by perfecting the science behind textile production.
For more information on how your business can benefit from this technology and to discuss a bespoke package of solutions email us at email@example.com
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