Fibre has also shown to reduce the number of infective virus particles by 99 per cent in only 18 seconds.
With these latest tests, Amicor has become one of its kind of a fibre with all three – antibacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. “Amicor has been one of the most desirable fibres when it comes to hygienic products and has been one of the more preferred fibres when it comes to anti-bacterial and anti-fungal functions. With the new tests done against SARS-Covid-2 virus, Amicor now offers the highest level of protection against all the three kinds of micro-organisms, bacteria, fungus and viruses,” Thomas Varghese, business head, Acrylic Fibre, overseas spinning and domestic textiles, Aditya Birla Group, said in a press release.
The effectiveness of Amicor fibre is not only in 100 per cent content, but also even in lower blend percentages, it enhances the anti-microbial properties of a fabric. Even with 50 per cent content of Amicor, the fabrics showed effectiveness against SARS-Covid-2 virus in the latest tests. “We have done testing of Amicor in blends with cotton, polyester, wool etc. and even with content as low as 50 per cent, the final fabric has shown to be effective against all the three kinds of micro-organisms,” Chotani said.
Fibre2Fashion News Desk (JL)