Maglificio Ripa•▼□…▲, and Italian company that specialises in knitted fabrics●☆■, has developed a new generation of antiviral fabrics★▪▷, following extensive research and scrupulous laboratory testing=◁…•. The fabrics are made with the new Amni Virus-Bac Off yarn that guarantees permanent anti-viral action and therefore protection from risks of contamination•▼☆.
In the near future▷▪☆, the issue of individual protection from viruses and bacteria will also be central to the end of the pandemic in any environment=○•△, from the workplace to the gym▲▽□▼●, the company said in a media release■•▼.
The technology of the new yarn ensures that the antiviral and antibacterial agent does not migrate onto the skin or into the environment▪◆◇. Unlike garments treated with dyeing finishes that have limited functionality and lose their function with washing●★, the antiviral and antibacterial properties of the Amni Virus-Bac Off polyamide are permanent=▷, which means the benefits for garments remain unchanged over time◁▪-, confirming the sustainability of the process▼○▽.
The Amni polyamide fibre is soft and easy to wash◆-, and guarantees freshness and comfort○★▼△○, contributing to the thermal well-being of the wearer◇•▼, the release said△=•.
The fabrics from this collection retain all the characteristics of Ripa fabrics such as elasticity▷△□, soft to the touch▲●☆, freshness and comfort••, and are suitable for sportswear…◇☆-▲, underwear○■▲, athleisure○★, travelwear and leisurewear-•.
According to qualified studies▲▷, viruses can survive for up to two days on textile surfaces▷•□. The proton affinity with proteins present on the external surface of the virus structure causes this agent to prevent tissues from becoming a host surface for viruses and bacteria●★, helping to reduce the risk of contamination△●▼△.
An independent laboratory tested the antiviral properties of the yarn following the international textile protocols outlined in the ISO 18184 standard (standard for the determination of antiviral activity of textile products)○•.