- Advertisement -
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Home Technology for Function Italian Maglificio Ripa unveils antiviral fabrics

Italian Maglificio Ripa unveils antiviral fabrics

Italian knitted fabrics specialist Maglificio Ripa has made a new generation of antiviral fabrics, following extensive research and robust laboratory testing. The fabrics are made with the new Amni Virus-Bac Off yarn that pledges lasting anti-viral action and therefore protection from risks of infection.

Maglificio-Ripa-Antiviral-Fabrics
Figure: Maglificio Ripa has made a new generation of antiviral fabrics, following extensive research and robust laboratory testing. 

With the pandemic still at large, the issue of individual protection from viruses and bacteria will also be paramount for masses.

The technology of the new yarn safeguards 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).

Related News

Jeans Redesign guidelines revised to tackle common challenges

In 2019 Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched (EMF) Jeans Redesign guidelines with all the stakeholders to offset pollution from the denim supply chain. The guidelines outline...

Primark unveils skinny jeans with Repreve Our Ocean

Fast fashion chain Primark is increasing its sustainable ‘Primark Cares’ range with new skinny jeans in collaboration with material innovators Unifi, Inc and its...

Boohoo partners with Alshaya to grow Debenhams in Middle East

British online fashion retailer Boohoo (BOOH.L) has formed a partnership with Kuwait-based Alshaya Group to build its Debenhams brand in the Middle East region, it said...

Puma reveals new technology in Olympic gear for Jamaicans

Sporting goods brands Puma is assuring a fashionable design for Jamaica's athletes at the Olympic Games, which will be technically effective for the athletes...

Finnish textile producers become circular economy pioneers

Finland is Europe’s most forested country, with around 75 percent of its land covered in pine, spruce, and birch. But it is not just trees that...

More like this

Jeans-Redesign-guidelines-revised-common-challenges

Jeans Redesign guidelines revised to tackle common challenges

0
In 2019 Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched (EMF) Jeans Redesign guidelines with all the stakeholders to offset pollution from the denim supply chain. The guidelines outline...
Primark-skinny-jeans-Repreve-Our-Ocean

Primark unveils skinny jeans with Repreve Our Ocean

0
Fast fashion chain Primark is increasing its sustainable ‘Primark Cares’ range with new skinny jeans in collaboration with material innovators Unifi, Inc and its...
Boohoo-Alshaya-Debenhams-Middle-East

Boohoo partners with Alshaya to grow Debenhams in Middle East

0
British online fashion retailer Boohoo (BOOH.L) has formed a partnership with Kuwait-based Alshaya Group to build its Debenhams brand in the Middle East region, it said...
Puma-technology-Olympic-gear-Jamaicans

Puma reveals new technology in Olympic gear for Jamaicans

0
Sporting goods brands Puma is assuring a fashionable design for Jamaica's athletes at the Olympic Games, which will be technically effective for the athletes...

Finnish textile producers become circular economy pioneers

0
Finland is Europe’s most forested country, with around 75 percent of its land covered in pine, spruce, and birch. But it is not just trees that...
- Advertisement -