This creation unlocks the potential for tension textile displays and partitions, which are a staple of the industry. The new fabric is designed to significantly reduce viral and bacterial infectivity on treated surfaces.
The HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology has been tested to be 99.99% effective within 30 minutes against SARS-CoV-2*, the COVID-19 causing virus. It is specifically designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria enveloped viruses on textile surfaces. The unique combination of silver and vesicle technologies are responsible for its antiviral and antibacterial properties.
Mark McCleery, Managing Director at Ultima Displays, said:
“Our industry has been badly affected with the pandemic and we have seen our customers and dealers’ businesses suffer.
“The treated stretch textile with the HeiQ Viroblock technology is a game changer for the industry, as it opens the door to fabric displays across retail, exhibition, conference and events. The inherent self-sanitising properties means that the graphic remains germs and microbes resistant without the need to wipe clean.”
Stringent tests have been carried out to ensure the treated textile has a strong antimicrobial efficacy demonstrated by ISO 20743 and ISO18184.
To compliment the stretch fabric, a Display Polyester version is also available for use with a variety of wall mounted or freestanding TFS frames. The fabric is available for trades directly from Ultimate Displays, or via their 3000 customer/dealer network for retailers and businesses.
If the graphics on the treated textile become dirty, it can be cleaned without impacting the antimicrobial properties by gently washing at 60°C for up to 30 washes.
The HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 technology is compliant with EU REACH and has been certified as safe. All of the fabric’s ingredients are recycled, cosmetic grade, and bio-based (72% bio-based carbon). The technology is patent pending and is also OEKOTEX® certified, ZDHC and bluesign® homologized.
This news comes only one month after the company released a brightly coloured multi-height sanitising unit which was designed specifically to help children aged 3-11 engage with hygiene practices as school life returns to normal.
To learn more, head to Ultima Displays’ website.
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