What is ViralOff® Polygiene Technology?
Polygiene is the world leader for antimicrobial treatments on fabrics, and is trusted by hundreds of brands around the world. ViralOff® is Polygiene's latest antimicrobial technology.
It is made from recycled silver that's sourced from computer parts and electronics! Unlike other silver technologies on the market, it does not contain nano-silver, which makes it non-leaching and safe.
Safe for the planet:
Polygiene® holds environmental certifications from the EPA, Oeko-tex® Eco Passports, and bluesign®.
Safe for us:
The ViralOff® treatment is only active on the fabric and does not interfere with the skin's natural bacteria. Polygiene® treated fabrics have received Medical Class 1 approval, which includes bandages for open wounds.
Has ViralOff® been tested against SARS-COV-2?
Yes! And ViralOff has proven effective against SARS-COV-2. For more information, click here.
ViralOff® reduces 99% of germs and bacteria in less than 2 hours and has been tested against viruses like Influenza A, Bird Flu, Norovirus, and Coronavirus (SARS)- shown by Test ISO18184:2019, ATCC VR-1679 (H3N2).
Polygiene was founded in 2006 after the SARS virus broke out. Over the years, Polygiene has developed multiple applications of antimicrobial technologies, and currently supplies its products and solutions to approximately 100 leading clothing brands,
How often should I wash my products?
The gloves and masks only need to be washed every 10+ uses. For the average person who wears the gloves/masks a few times a week (ie. on the train or to the store), they only need to be washed every 1-2 weeks. For those that plan to wear the gloves/masks for 8+ hours/day, they may need to be washed more often.
ViralOff® lasts about 30 washes, so we recommend hand washing or machine wash on cold (delicates).
Disclaimer: ViralOff is not intended to prevent disease, it is used for the protection of the treated product. Enhanced biodegradation is based on testing of polystyrene hangers, using the ASTM D5511 test method. Test results indicate 31.61% biodegradation after 180 days. Tests are generally conducted using 20% to 30% solids content, which are not typical for most landfills; solids content in naturally wetter landfills range from 55% to 65%, while the driest landfills may reach 93%. Actual biodegradation rates will vary in biologically-active landfills according to the type of plastic used, the product configuration, and the solid content, temperature and moisture levels of the landfill. Find out more about biodegradability testing at www.changeplasticforgood.com. *Important Notice: Laws in California, Maryland and Washington prohibit the sale of plastic packaging and plastic products that are labeled with the terms ‘biodegradable,’ ‘degradable,’ or ‘decomposable,’ or any form of those terms, or that imply in any way that the item will break down, biodegrade or decompose in a landfill or other environment. These restrictions apply to all sales in or into these states, including such sales over the Internet.