Despite improved hygiene conditions, bacteria still represent a risk for humans. Antibacterial effective textiles prevent the growth and spread of bacteria on fabrics and play therefore an important role in protecting human health especially in hospitals, physician offices and clinics.
Testing the effectiveness of the antibacterial effect is done in compliance with recognized standards such as ISO 20743 or JIS L 1902. The test compares the growth of bacteria on antibacterial and non-antibacterial textiles. The test is effected according to the standard with the bacteria strains "staphylococcus aureus" and "klebsiella pneumoniae" (so called "hospital germs").
Depending on the active ingredient that is applied, the corresponding textile can be labeled "bactericide" (which kills bacteria) or "bacteriostatic" (which inhibits the growth of bacteria).
Since "bactericide" substances can cause allergies, the antibacterial textiles of the Verotex product group VEROMED® contain exclusively "bacteriostatic" substances made of silver ion based agents which are known to be environmentally friendly and skin compatible.
You can find more information on our antibacterial textiles under the product group VEROMED®.