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Swiss based company HeiQ is a leader in textile innovation, creating some of the most effective, durable and high-performing textile technology in the market today.
Did you know textiles and clothing can provide a large surface for viruses and bacteria? These germs can remain active for days and be spread or transferred to other surfaces. HeiQ’s new technology HeiQ Viroblock is designed to inhibit the presence and growth of bacteria and enveloped viruses, such as coronavirus and influenza, on textile surfaces.
HeiQ Viroblock is an intelligent Swiss textile technology that is added to fabric during the final stage of the manufacturing process. It uses a unique combination of silver and vesicle technologies in a dual defence against dangerous pathogens:
The HeiQ vesicle technology - many viruses are coated by a lipid (fatty) membrane that protects them. HeiQ vesicle technology targets the membrane surrounding the virus. This exposes the virus, deactivating and making it useless within minutes.
HeiQ silver technology - inhibits the replication of bacteria and deactivates viruses.