Italian fabric maker Maglificio Ripa launches antiviral fabrics

05 Jun '21
2 min read
Pic: Maglificio Ripa
Pic: Maglificio Ripa

Maglificio Ripa, and Italian company that specialises in knitted fabrics, has developed a new generation of antiviral fabrics, following extensive research and scrupulous laboratory testing. The fabrics are made with the new Amni Virus-Bac Off yarn that guarantees permanent anti-viral action and therefore protection from risks of contamination.

In the near future, the issue of individual protection from viruses and bacteria will also be central to the end of the pandemic in any environment, from the workplace to the gym, the company said in a media release.

The technology of the new yarn ensures that the antiviral and antibacterial agent does not migrate onto the skin or into the environment. Unlike garments treated with dyeing finishes that have limited functionality and lose their function with washing, the antiviral and antibacterial properties of the Amni Virus-Bac Off polyamide are permanent, which means the benefits for garments remain unchanged over time, confirming the sustainability of the process.

The Amni polyamide fibre is soft and easy to wash, and guarantees freshness and comfort, contributing to the thermal well-being of the wearer, the release said.

The fabrics from this collection retain all the characteristics of Ripa fabrics such as elasticity, soft to the touch, freshness and comfort, and are suitable for sportswear, underwear, athleisure, travelwear and leisurewear.

According to qualified studies, viruses can survive for up to two days on textile surfaces. The proton affinity with proteins present on the external surface of the virus structure causes this agent to prevent tissues from becoming a host surface for viruses and bacteria, helping to reduce the risk of contamination.

An independent laboratory tested the antiviral properties of the yarn following the international textile protocols outlined in the ISO 18184 standard (standard for the determination of antiviral activity of textile products).

Fibre2Fashion News Desk (KD)

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