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ANTI-BACTERIA

Anti-bacterial solution to solve product ideas with anti-bacteria specialty yarn and fibers.
There are occasions where the quality of your newly created product could get a real boost and advantage over your competitors if this product had the capability to fight or eliminate bacteria in textile products.
This ability would solve a lot of problems and does allow you to design innovative new solutions to meet the ever changing market demands. To do so, Swicofil offers various solutions as follows.

All kinds of yarns that have silver incorporated - with Swicofil, expert in silver yarn and fiber specialities.

WELLBEING FROM PURE SILVER

The antibacterial effect of silver was already familiar many generations before us. Our ancestors used this property in everyday life, for example when they tossed a silver coin into milk or water to preserve their freshness for longer.

These bactericidal properties of silver are also exploited by yarns that are coated with silver or have silver ions incorporated.

 

Antibacterial effects with natural bamboo yarns

BAMBOO YARNS + FIBERS

Scientists found that bamboo owns a unique anti-bacteria and bacteriostatic bio-agent named "bamboo kun". This substance is combined with bamboo cellulose during the process of being manufactured into bamboo fiber.

Bamboo fiber has particular and natural functions of anti-bacteria, bacteriostatic and deodorization. It is validated by Japan Textile Inspection Association that even after fifty times of washing bamboo fiber fabric still possesses excellent function of anti-bacteria. Its test result show over 70% elimination rate after bacteria being incubated on bamboo fiber fabric.

Bamboo fibers natural anti-bacteria function differs greatly from that of chemical antimicrobial. The later often tend to cause skin allergy when added to apparel.

 

APOCYNUM YARNS + FIBERS

Apocynum products can obviously inhibit the growth of bacteria such as coli-bacillus, candied albicans or staphylococcus. Furthermore, Apocynum can also prevent chronic dermatitis, bedsores or eczema. After washing 30 tines, the germfree rate is still 10-20 times the rate of ordinary fabric. Apocynum yarn and fibers therefore serve perfectly antibacterial purposes.

Cut an apple in half. One is wrapped with Apocynum fabric, the other with standard white cotton cloth. Several hours later, the colors of the two halves are quite different: The one in the standard cotton cloth turns into rotten and gives out peculiar smell, the other only changes a little: Obviously, the Apocynum fiber has the functions of bacteriosis and antiseptic, so it can protect human’s health.
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