serge ferrari develops fabric technology using silver that can eliminate coronaviruses by up to 99.5%
 

serge ferrari develops fabric technology using silver that can eliminate coronaviruses by up to 99.5%

french material manufacturing company serge ferrari group has developed and patented a virucidal technology for composite membrane surfaces capable of eliminating coronaviruses by up to 99.5%. relying on the properties of silver particles, the company has found a way to prevent fabrics from becoming propagation sources for viruses and bacteria. when applied on membranes, this technology can reduce the viral load of coronaviruses by 95% after 15-minute contact time, and by 99.5% after one-hour contact time, compared to an untreated membrane.

serge ferrari develops fabric technology that can eliminate coronaviruses by up to 99.5%all images courtesy of serge ferrari group

 

 

serge ferrari‘s R&D teams have developed a technology that relies on the properties of silver particles to eliminate coronaviruses. to achieve this result, they have worked on and evaluated a variety of technologies applied to the group’s products to prevent fabrics from becoming propagation sources for viruses and bacteria, thereby contributing to reduce the risks and pace of contamination. 

 

‘we identified the antiviral properties of silver and used it to develop innovative formulations for coating our membranes, delivering effectiveness verified by the independent laboratory virhealth. we drew on our vast expertise to determine the formulations of this treatment and its possible industrial applications,’ says philippe espiard, director of R&D at serge ferrari group. ‘with our capacity to deliver disruptive innovations to the market, serge ferrari hopes to contribute, however it can, to meet new needs arising from this pandemic.’

serge ferrari develops fabric technology that can eliminate coronaviruses by up to 99.5%

 

 

the serge ferrari group plans to market fabrics with antiviral properties for medical applications, including hospital facilities and individual protective gear. in addition to these applications, the patented technology could also provide a valuable contribution for materials used in facilities open to the public or with high footfall, including schools, day nurseries, as well as offices, retail businesses, hospitality establishments, event venues and public transport vehicles.

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