As a consequence of Covid-19 global pandemic the demand for chemical auxiliaries with antimicrobial effect has boomed. The producer of textile auxiliaries Rudolf GmbH, Geretsried/Germany, has invested in the assessment of a new antiviral feature which is now added to one of their leading technologies
Such an effort returned the surprisingly fast and most comprehensive antibacterial and antiviral .textile finishing Ruco-Bac AGP.
The microstructures in Ruco-Bac AGP trigger their powerful antibacterial and antiviral effects based on 3 distinctive inhibiting mechanisms:
1. Blocking of oxygen-transporting enzymes therefore leading to impaired growth.
2. Crushing of disulfide bonds and therefore structure of sulfur-containing proteins.
3. Possible interference with Bacteria and virus surface protein in the membrane.
Ruco-Bac AGP effectively protects any textile against bacteria (harmful and odor-causing) and its superior antiviral performance on textiles has been independently demonstrated. Assessments were carried out on enveloped coronaviridae families known to cause a broad spectrum of animal and human diseases. It is suitable for next-to-skin applications and cytotoxicity tests show that it has no influence on the natural microflora of the skin. Furthermore, because of the adhesion mechanism of its microstructures, Ruco-Bac AGP is only active in/on the textile and it is non-migrating.