Silverguard Textiles is a South African based provider of healthcare fabrics which are powered by X-STATIC® antimicrobial technology. Silverguard leads the South African market by being the prestigious developer and manufacturer of high end antimicrobial soft touch materials. The marketing of these products is mainly aimed at the Healthcare industry where antimicrobial textiles are preferred. The uses are also extended to the hospitality-, retail and leisure markets, where the use of products with antimicrobial properties are recommended.
We are proud to announce that we have been working closely with Silverguard to make these products readily available to you; and in this article we wish to explore the products and their benefits.
Silverguard technology uses a thread of pure metallic silver which is then woven into their products. It has been proven to last for the lifespan of the product. Within 4 hours of the fabric contacting the bacteria, 99.9% of the organisms will be eliminated. The technology ensures no behavioural modification is required by staff. The thread can be woven into a wide range of products, Privacy Curtains, Scrubs, Patient Gowns, Masks, Buffs, Sheets, and many other soft fabric textiles. The pure silver bonded into every fibre cannot wash out, therefore the products won’t lose their antibacterial properties. Furthermore, it’s resistant to fluids and allows for moisture to evaporate instead of soaking into the material.
The effectiveness of X-STATIC® in reducing pathogenic bacteria has already been proven locally and internationally for many years. However, the question came up on how effective it is in reducing viral infections in humans. “As a significant supplier to the healthcare and military sectors, we are very supportive to have a neutral third party test the fabric technology to ensure it would help reduce the viability of the virus – the lab results provide critical safety information for our clients, particularly in the healthcare industry, where cross infection prevention are constant concerns,” Lundin said.
A recent clinical confirmation on its non-woven fabric, metallised with silver, with the lab results revealing a reduction of the coronavirus six times faster than the unmetallized control fabric. he tests were commissioned by Noble Biomaterials and conducted by BioScience Laboratories Inc. against the human coronavirus OC43, a common, strong strain of coronavirus.
Tony Lundin, CEO and founder of Silverguard Textiles, said: “Our customers see the value in our antimicrobial products to help control healthcare-acquired infections. With the current crisis, a number of leading hospitals, clinics and institutions in Southern Africa and Australasia are using our full complement of antimicrobial products.”
We can provide you with full data sheets for The Facemasks & Buffs- if you have any questions or would like to find out more please feel free to get in touch with us today; [email protected]