Antiviral

High-tech antiviral fibres to meet health and safety requirements.

Antiviral

High-tech antiviral fibres to meet health and safety requirements.

antiviral tissu

Proven effectiveness against viruses

The health situation linked to Covid-19 has prompted SOTEXPRO to undertake research to find new solutions in the fight against viruses and to meet the concerns of establishments that are open to the public.

This pandemic, which has caught everyone by surprise, has also brought about a change in our behaviour and the desire to protect ourselves is now of paramount importance.

Our BIOSAT fabric, well known for over 15 years for its antibacterial properties, has been tested in accordance with standard ISO 18184 (2019) by an accredited French laboratory (VIRHEALTH) on 2 virus strains:

Enveloped human coronavirus HCoV-229 (similar to Covid-19).

This type of virus, unfortunately known worldwide thanks to Covid-19, is one of the least resistant to the open air and inert surfaces (i.e. when it does not have a living host).

It has been proven that thanks to its permanent treatment:

Our Biosat fabric kills nearly 98% of the virus in less than 2 hours. By way of comparison, an untreated polyester fabric (with no active antiviral/antibacterial agents) naturally kills around 32% of the virus over the same period*.

Non-enveloped Murine norovirus (similar to the virus that causes gastroenteritis).  

This type of virus is known to be one of the most resistant to the open air and inert surfaces (i.e. when it does not have a living host). It is a cause for concern in hospitals fighting nosocomial infections.

It has been proven that thanks to its permanent treatment:

Our Biosat fabric kills nearly 73% of the virus in less than 2 hours. By way of comparison, an untreated polyester fabric (with no active antiviral/antibacterial agents) naturally kills around 32% of the virus over the same period*.

*tested on our Collège fabric. Unlike bacteria, viruses need a living host to grow, which explains why viruses die naturally over time on inert surfaces.

How does our biosat antiviral fabric work?

Exceptional technology

It should be noted that the antiviral properties of the BIOSAT fabric are not due to a surface treatment after weaving but are due to the antiviral properties inherent in the fibres from which it is made (treatment throughout the fabric).

Therefore, just like its antibacterial properties, this gives it permanent properties regardless of how many times it is washed and whether this fabric is piece dyed (several colours available), printed as standard with our designs (over 800 different designs available from the fabric library) or even customised according to your own designs.

Flame retardant throughout the fabric

As well as its antiviral and antibacterial properties, BIOSAT fabric is M1 flame retardant and OEKOTEX-certified, making it the perfect fabric for responding to the growing health and safety concerns of establishments that are open to the public.

Local production

BIOSAT is also France TERRE TEXTILE-certified.
France terre textile® guarantees that at least 75% of the stages of production of the certified item take place in France.

Do you have a project?

Our sales staff can provide you with support and in-depth expertise on standards for specific types of establishment (schools, hotels, retirement homes, healthcare, etc.).

Technical features of our fabrics