How our ViralOff® Community Masks work
Our Community Masks were equipped with a high dose of ViralOff®, a virus-killing active ingredient from the Swedish company Polygiene. We are happy to explain how this innovative antiviral ingredient works.
How does it work?
ViralOff stops viral activity through interaction with key proteins. It shows a 99% reduction of many different viruses, on a treated material, within a 2 hours timespan. Shown by test ISO18184:2019, ATCC VR-1679 (H3N2).
Which advantages offer does viral out of vision ®?
Viral reduction of 99% or more. In these times, we need to say little more. But to spell it out, there are many instances where you simply don’t want viruses to thrive, be it in hospital wear, in operation scrubs, in facemasks, medical and mountain rescue team wear, and so on. But - and this is where we come in - naturally also on Community Masks and other consumer goods that are on your face or easily touch your face. Many products will benefit from this protection as they also can be used longer.
Does it help against all viruses?
According to the manufacturer Polygiene, the active ingredient has been tested over the years against Influenza A, Bird Flu, Norovirus and Corona (SARS) and was able to achieve a reduction rate of 99% in all cases.
The ISO18184:2019* standard introduced a test that can be made for any specific product for effect in the two hours timespan, where it has to reduce the virus over 99%, to pass. This test uses viruses of the Influenza A strain. These viruses are used in the ISO test, but we can use more and other virus strains as they become available.
By the way ViralOff® does not attack the natural bacterial flora of the skin and is therefore skin-friendly.