Nanoparticle-based silver products rely on silver metal particles that don’t easily dissolve in water, providing a less uniform finish
SILVADUR™ vs. Silver Chloride & Particle Based Systems
Traditional silver-based antimicrobials deliver silver particles to the fabric surface & rely on silver particle leaching or slow dissolution of poorly-soluble silver salts to control bacteria.
Silver particulate size and indiscriminate release of silver can cause discoloration & reduced antimicrobial performance over time, causing a non-uniform antimicrobial finish during the manufacturing process, leading to higher cost-to-treat & poor quality.
SILVADUR™ vs. Quat Silanes
Quat Silanes can be difficult to control, require careful dilution, formulation & processing conditions.
Quat Silane treated fabrics can become water repellant, requiring more chemicals & costs to control hydrophobicity.
Efficient & Efficacious Delivery
Independent, third party microbiological laboratories confirm that samples properly treated with the SILVADUR™ antimicrobial technology will easily demonstrate greater than 90% bacterial reduction after 50 home launderings.