Start-up adds virus blockers to textiles

Start-up adds virus blockers to textiles
Start-up adds virus blockers to textiles

Infections caused by germs can be reduced through thorough hand hygiene, but forgetfulness or lack of insight repeatedly lead to germs being passed on through contact with smooth surfaces – at least since the beginning of the CoV pandemic, many people have been seeing doorknobs, subway handrails, light switches in the office or the shopping cart in the supermarket with different eyes.

Gloves, thimbles, covers

The start-up sanSirro, based in Lebring in southern Styria, originally specialized in sportswear with smart additional functions; with the onset of the CoV crisis, it began producing face-to-face masks, and the topic of virus protection was more intense. “Above all, we focused on the surfaces that people have to touch,” says Hannes Steiner, managing director of sanSirro, “we first thought of door handles and light switches. Everyone who touches them should be protected ”. The start-up is now producing appropriate gloves and individual thimbles (for tapping on displays) as well as covers for door buckles and textile sheaths for shopping carts.

Based on recycled silver salt

The company has further developed a technology developed in Switzerland that makes substances antiviral and antibacterial through chemical treatment: Specifically, biocides based on recycled silver salt are used, which are incorporated into the fabric and deactivate both microbes and germs. The antimicrobial effect is given after a few minutes, and the technology itself is ISO 20743 certified. The textiles can be washed up to 30 times at 40 degrees.

Broad field of application

“We are able to develop and produce the right products for every commonly used area,” Steiner emphasizes. From his point of view, the solutions should be of interest not only for office buildings, but also kindergartens, schools, doctors’ offices, pharmacies and shops. A customer and reseller has already been found in one of the largest sporting goods retailers in Austria; In addition, negotiations are ongoing with several supermarket chains and municipalities. The company, founded in 2013, has two production sites in Austria and one more in Slovenia.

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