As the pandemic rages on, anti-bacterial and anti-viral clothing make a strong comeback to wardrobes.
Antimicrobial technologies have progressed very rapidly this year. Earlier the coatings were able to eliminate microbes such as viruses and bacteria in hours. Now new coatings are being developed with no cytotoxicity that can be washed over 50 times and can eliminate microbes in a matter of minutes, or even seconds.
There have been plenty of finishes such as ViralOff, Viroban that have been in the clothing space. The problem with most of them is they are only dealing with issues of the droplets, and help save from that, for masks it would be useful, as you do not need to wash your masks frequently, and these finishes add to better protection claiming their function and characters by the company’s manufacturing them.
Read the full story that first appeared in the January 2021 issue of Apparel Magazine here: