The life sciences technology platform Livinguard Technologies AG, Zug/Switzerland, and zwissTex GmbH, Gerstetten/Germany, a manufacturer and refiner of technical textiles and composites, are entering into a partnership under the “zwissClean protected by Livinguard” brand.
The goal is to use Livinguard’s antibacterial and antiviral technology, which has been proven to destroy up to 99.9% of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, to enhance zwissTex’ textiles, creating products that meet the highest hygienic standards.
The brand will first focus on the production of antiviral and antibacterial masks and gloves. In the future, customers can also look forward to self-disinfecting home textiles such as mattresses and bedding, as well as functional clothing for sports.
The difference to other solutions lies in Livinguard’s technology, which is based on applying a positive charge on a molecular level to textile surfaces. When microbes come into contact with these positive charges, the negatively charged cell is damaged, thus destroying the microorganism. Unlike alternative metal-based solutions, which can be harmful to the environment and human health, the new textiles are enhanced with an environmentally friendly formula and are harmless to skin and lungs.
The zwissClean protected by Livinguard textiles are suitable for a wide range of applications from medical areas to clothing, and interior design to automotive components. The treated textiles have been proven to inactivate pathogens such as influenza or yellow fever viruses, as well as up to 99.9% of corona viruses. This antibacterial and self-disinfecting function has been scientifically confirmed and is maintained with weekly washing for up to 30 washes. The material is also 100% reusable.