R&D department has successfully tested two main techniques for applying the PhotoACTIVE® WASH IND treatment:
- For Impregnation / Foulard (applicable for wide and continuous processes)
- For Exhaustion (applicable for rope, garment and discontinuous processes)
Laboratory tests carried out successfully according to the regulations:
- ISO 18184:2019 Textile – Determination of Antiviral Activity of Textile Products
- UNI EN ISO 20743:2013 Textile – Determination of Antibacterial Activity of Textile Products
PhotoACTIVE® Wash Ind. is a treatment applicable during the industrial technological process, which allows a disinfection and sanitizing action of the textile material, directly within the production process.
Like the other products of the PhotoACTIVE® lines (industry and retail), the treatment exploits the principle of photocatalysis and thanks to its colloidal formulation, it is able to bind to each substrate in an extremely effective way.
Thanks to its powerful antiviral and antibacterial action, it effectively removes viruses, germs, bacteria, fungi with a continuous and permanent action. Furthermore, the particular formulation of PhotoACTIVE® allows it to be effective even in dark conditions as demonstrated by laboratory tests carried out to verify its effectiveness in all conditions (natural, artificial light, half-light, complete absence of light).
Its performances have been verified and tested in laboratories and prestigious academic realities also using influenza viruses and above all, the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID19).
The action of photocatalysis allows PhotoACTIVE® to decompose viral and bacterial loads that are deposited on the treated surface, even those spores responsible for fungi, molds and yeasts.
The coating thus obtained dries in a few seconds and is non-toxic and harmless and it does not alterate the treated surface in any way, neither visually nor to the touch.
The treated fabrics have shown, in the test phase, excellent antiviral and antibacterial properties, even if subjected to numerous high-temperature washes.
Result: the only product of its kind to have successfully passed the ISO 18184:2019 standard after 70 industrial washes performed in accordance with the UNI EN ISO 15797:2018 standard.
Types of treated textiles
- Synthetic, artificial, vegetable, natural fibers;
- Natural, artificial and synthetic composition yarns;
- Natural, artificial, synthetic mixed composition yarns;
- Non-woven fabric (Felt);
- Knitwear fabrics and shuttle fabrics;
- Knitted fabrics (Knitwear);
- Warp-knit and Mesh fabrics;
- Membranes and Films
ISO 18184 : 2019
Determination of the antiviral activity of textile products
ISO 20743 : 2013
Determination of the antibacterial activity of textile products
ISO 15797 : 2018
Industrial washing and finishing processes for the evaluation of work clothes
Microbiology and Virology Laboratory of the Biotechnology Department of the University of Siena
ISO6330 : 2012
Domestic washing and drying processes for textile tests