Manufacturing the Fabric for a Virus Killing Snood

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Carrington Textiles and its main manufacturing facility in the UK, Pincroft, have teamed up with a UK biotech firm that developed a snood with technologies that prevent and protect against airborne virus transmission, including infections like influenza, MERS, SARS, the common cold and COVID-19.

Virustatic Shield is the result of 10 years extensive research and collaborative work with academics from The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, to create an innovative anti-viral fabric coating applied to a light, easy to wear snood that guarantees a 360 degree and 96% protection against viruses in the air.

The product acts as a barrier that attracts, traps and kills viruses in airborne droplets 15 times smaller than a human hair, so it’s safe to wear and touch as the virus will become inactive after touching the fabric.

“the product acts as a barrier that attracts, traps and kills viruses in airborne droplets”

According to textile manufacturer Pincroft, the soft handle of the fabric used to create these ‘virus killing’ snoods makes it a comfortable alternative to the common face masks which can be hard to wear for prolonged periods of time.

The company also highlighted that the nature of the fabric and the coating in it are safe to wear, reuse and touch after being exposed to germs then also wash following the manufacturer instructions.

Pincroft’s Managing Director, Mike Collins, says: “We are very proud and excited to be part of this innovative project given the necessity for protection in days where the fight against coronavirus becomes part of everyone’s lives.”

Collins adds: “Our production capacity is currently running as normal and Pincroft are able to manufacture millions of these snoods in the hope that they help protect lives by making them available to care staff, patients and the general public.” For more information about Virustatic Shield visit www.virustaticshield.com

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Carrington is the largest producer of workwear fabrics in Europe, exporting to more than 75 countries worldwide and producing over 40 million metres of fabric annually. Based in Lancashire, where British textiles began, we have over 125 years’ experience of textile processing and finishing. This is supported by massive investments in one of Europe’s largest fully integrated textile processing and finishing operations. Throughout Europe, and beyond, millions of people go about their tasks in workwear made from our fabrics.

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