World leading PPE products

2Guard Protection Products are a genuinely European collaboration.

Spanish manufacturer Meryl launched its first silver-impregnated yarn over 20 years ago. Over this time, this material has been used extensively in sports clothing and in other applications where bacterial proliferation needs control.

Meryl has continued to develop this unique product and now has enhanced antimicrobial properties that inhibit the germination of viruses within the fabric.

Furthermore, Meryl combined the silver technology with specific micro-fibre continuous solutions, ensuring that the viruses are trapped even more effectively and do not shed microfibers. Standard masks (paper, staple fibres) will shed microfibers containing the virus/bacteria compounding the overall transmission potential.

People touch their faces once every 3 minutes (20 times an hour),
Hands to masks are the primary vector for contamination.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, Meryl announced its support for garment manufacturers by producing fabrics using their antimicrobial Skinlife Force 2.0 yarn. This provided access to a genuinely revolutionary material now available for the manufacture of masks and other PPE garments to help with the global fight against this pandemic.

Working alongside Sourtex, a leading garment manufacturer based in Barcelona, we have been able to produce the first products from a planned range of antimicrobial fabric products from 2Guard.

We are proud to be supporting European businesses in this effort; three companies are involved:

Nylstar S.L, the company behind Skinlife Force 2.0 fabric

Sourtex, product development and production for garments

Target Holdings (UK) Limited, importer and distributor of consumer products in the UK.

Textile is one of the main vectors for transmission of viruses & bacteria and remain active on it for days.

Silver Ions, how do they work?

ANTI-MICROBIAL

Small silver particles are potent antimicrobial agents due to its unique chemical and physical properties.

  • Silver interacts with sulfur-bearing moieties of viruses leading to inhibition of post-entry stages of infection through blocking of viral proteins.
  • Small silver particles contribute to a broad spectrum of anti-viral mechanisms that are not prone to inducing resistance. The silver active principle found in the yarn has been registered under the US EPA.
  • Antimicrobial activity against virus such as the Influenza H1N1.

 

ANTI-BACTERIAL

  • Meryl Skinlife Force 2.0 is active against the main bacteria’s groups Gram + (S. Aureus) and Gran – (K. Pneumonia).
  • No bacteria migration from the fabric to skin, avoiding induction of allergy for optimal hygiene.
  • Effective protection against cross-contamination of the Staphylococcus aureus.


Disclaimer: Antimicrobial properties built-in to protect the product. This product does not protect users or others against bacteria, viruses, germs or other disease organisms. Always clean this product thoroughly after each use.

Schematic model of a virus infecting an eukaryotic cell and antiviral mechanism of metal nanoparticles.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/22024958/