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Uvex Safety launches self-sanitising glove

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Uvex Safety has launched uvex phynomic silv-air, the self-sanitising safety glove – another counter measure to help stop the spread of microbes, germs and bacteria being transmitted through touch.

Introducing the uvex phynomic silv-air glove, developed in collaboration with the world-leading antimicrobial Swiss technology company (HeiQ Materials AG). It features HeiQ Viroblock, a unique and sustainable antimicrobial silver-chloride and vesicle technology designed to inhibit the growth and persistence of bacteria and enveloped viruses on textile surfaces – which in turn reduces the spread, by breaking the chain of transmission.

What we know about transmission

It is an established fact that transmission occurs through close contact with others either by respiratory droplets or through touch. Those infected may sneeze, cough on, or touch surfaces, or objects, e.g. tables, doorknobs, handrails, self-service checkouts which other people then come into contact with. By touching these contaminated surfaces and then touching their eyes, nose or mouth without having cleaned their hands first, they too increase the risk of becoming infected.

HeiQ Viroblock combines two technologies:

  • HeiQ’s patented and registered silver technology – well known for its antibacterial properties
  • HeiQ’s patent pending vesicle technology – acts like a booster that mechanically destroys viruses

The silver technology emits silver-ions to kill bacteria on the fabric’s surface. Like a magnet, the positively charged silver attracts the negatively charged microbes, bacteria and germs and attacks it with the silver-ions. An enveloped virus has a membrane which acts like a shield, protecting the virus from the silver-ions. The vesicle technology (a cosmetic grade Liposome) targets the membrane surrounding the virus enabling the silver-ions to work rapidly and efficiently at attacking the core.

Credit: uvex safety

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