SILVERbac technology provides the highest standard of silver-infused antimicrobial fabrics and coatings for a broad range of applications in the home and workplace.
Since Egyptian times, Silver has proven a potent antimicrobial and healing agent. Pure silver ionises whether the environment is humid or dry. When in contact with water or oxygen, silver emits ions which are attracted to the charge on microbes. Silver’s ions act by disrupting the respiratory and reproduction processes of the microbes.
Harmful bacteria can hide on untreated surfaces and within fabric fibres, making them difficult to remove and resulting in odour. Our patented technology uses pure silver infused directly into polymers and fibres, which then can be woven into fabrics used in a multitude of valuable everyday applications from an athlete’s tee-shirt to a hospital medical tube. SILVERbac technology keeps working throughout the life of the product, creating a lifetime of antimicrobial protection.
THE SCIENCE BEHIND SILVERbac
SILVERbac is different from our competitor’s materials because of the unique way the product is added during the extrusion process of polymers. The resulting product is perfect for all applications where confidence in hygiene and the fight against harmful bacteria is paramount.
SILVERbac is not a coating or a topical treatment. It is not padded or exhausted. It is incorporated into polymers at the point of manufacture and will be there for the lifetime of the product.
The SILVERbac antimicrobial additive is provided as a master batch and can be incorporated directly into the material’s manufacturing process with no additional changes or modifications to current industry standard equipment. Unique master batches are available for a broad range of polymers including polyester, nylon, PBT, ABS, PVC, and PP.
Since SILVERbac is encapsulated within the base polymer of the fibre used in textiles, its effectiveness won’t wear off or be washed out during laundering or cleaning and will last for the lifespan of the material. The look and feel is not affected.
Independently tested by accredited global laboratories, SILVERbac is effective against harmful pathogens including MRSA and E.coli.
INFECTION CONTROL FOR LIFE
Although silver has been around for millennia as a powerful agent against harmful bacteria it has only recently been discovered as an additive to fabrics to improve safety, hygiene, and longevity, and has been independently proven to deactivate viruses.
Not all silver treatments are the same: Some are applied superficially, some are difficult to incorporate into certain materials, some wash out quickly. As always, the difference is in the details.
SILVERbac – inherent antimicrobial technology providing durable hygienic protection for your family