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THE NEED FOR ANTI VIRAL FABRIC

Textiles provide a large hosting surface area for bacteria and viruses, benefiting their carryover.Many viruses and bacteria are pathogens that can lead to severe sickness and mortality. Thousands of deaths every year can result from transmission of pathogens. Viruses and bacteria can remain active on textile surfaces from days to months.

Research has shown that the human coronavirus (SARS-CoV) can persist for up to 2 days on fabrics at room temperature.

THE SOLUTION

After careful research, D’Decor has adopted HeiQ ViroBlock - a cutting edge and effective solution that renders fabric anti viral and anti bacterial. D’Decor has entered into an exclusive partnership with HeiQ - a leading European textile innovation company founded in 2005, that creates some of the most effective, durable and high-performance textile technologies.

HOW DOES VIROGUARD WORK?

ViroGuard by D’Decor fabrics are treated with HeiQ Viroblock during the final stage of the textile manufacturing process to render them anti viral and anti bacterial.

  • 1

    Breakthrough combination* of two synergistic HeiQ technologies:

    • HeiQ's registered silver technology for antiviral and antibacterial effect
    • HeiQ's fatty vesicle technology as a booster that mechanically destroys viruses
  • 2

    Like a magnet, silver attracts the oppositely charged viruses and binds permanently to their sulfur groups(forming silver sulfide) the virus is immobilized.

    HeiQ small silver particles contribute to a board spectrum of antiviral mechanisms that are not prone in inducing resistance.

  • 3

    The vesicle technology helps to deplete the viral membrane (the pericapsis) of its cholesterin content in seconds, thereby allowing the silver to destroy the viruses such as coronavirus

  • The treatment is effective for all fibre types, from medical nonwovens(e.g. face masks) to fabrics for clothing as well as home textiles

* Patent Pending

How effective is Viroguard

The ViroGuard by D’Decor fabrics treated with HeiQ Viroblock trap and immediately kill viruses and bacteria on contact.This has been tested effectively* against various key virus types:

  • Coronavirus
  • Influenza
  • Avian flu
  • Swine flu
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus
*Testing Application - Face Masks

Does it work against the Novel Coronavirus?

HeiQ Viroblock NPJ03 is among the first textile technologies in the world to be proven effective against SARS-CoV-2 in the laboratory, achieving 99.99% reduction of the virus in 30 mins.

Coronavirus
(229E)
99.997% Reduction
Human
Influenza A
99.9996% Reduction
RSV
99.92% Reduction
Avian
Influenza A
99.92% Reduction

IS VIROGUARD SAFE?

The treatment has been thoroughly tested for safety, sustainability and environment. It is harmless to skin and body and uses a minimum of the active ingredient.

Dermatologically tested as
non-irritating

Compliant with EU BPR, EU REACH, US FIFRA, JP METI, JP SEK, CN IECSC, TK BPR, bluesign (pending) and OEKO-TEX® conform
COMING SOON
  • Upholstery Fabrics
  • Curtain Fabrics
  • Bedding