The proprietary, particle-free silver ink of the manufacturer of functional metallic ink, Liquid X, Pittsburgh, PA/USA, used to create e-textiles and other functional textiles has received the Oeko-Tex Standard 100 Certification.
Liquid X earned the strictest, baby-safe rating, Appendix 4, Product Class 1, certifying that its particle-free silver ink applied on polyester nonwovens meets the human-ecological requirements. Also an Oeko-Tex-certified face mask, called ComforTex, and a protective SecuriTex antimicrobial filter insert has been launched.
This unique uniform coating capability also helps to create non-electronic textiles, such as protective antimicrobial coatings for medical gowns, hospital curtains, automotive upholstery etc.
Over the past year, Liquid X has been developing new smart textile solutions for multiple industries including automotive, aviation and medical. Because the company’s inks use silver, zinc and copper metals that contain antimicrobial properties, the Covid-19 pandemic prompted Liquid X to begin offering antimicrobial textiles featuring a uniform antimicrobial coating that fights off pathogens from the fabric.