SARS-CoV-2 lasts only 14 seconds on PyroTex fibre

PyroTex Industries GmbH, the manufacturer of protection and safety fibre PyroTex, has succeeded as the first manufacturer worldwide to produce a fibre that has an activity of 99.57 per cent (99 per cent after 14 seconds) against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The result has been confirmed by an independent, ISO certified laboratory according to ISO 18184: 2019.

“We are thrilled that textiles made out of PyroTex can now play an active role in preventing covid-19 to spread further,” said Robert Jarausch of PyroTex Industries.

The PyroTex fibre can be used in protective masks, general protective and medical clothing as well as products for the hospitality and the private sector. “And the list goes on!”, adds Jarausch. “We are cooperating already with big brands, who want to contribute to the fight against the pandemic and have the vision to create sustainable products which keep people safe in future, too.”

Besides its activity against SARS-CoV-2, the flame and heat resistant PyroTex fibre also has an activity of over 99 per cent against bacteria such as staphylococcus aureus, escherichia coli and klebsiella pneumoniae. The latter often named as the most problematic germ in hospitals.

All properties are permanent and non-toxic, certified according to OekoTex Standard 100, class 1, the Hamburg-based company said.

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