Fibre-based textiles are particularly susceptible to the growth of harmful microorganisms which increases the risk of bacterial and viral contamination. Contamination, of course, can lead to serious illness. Fabrics that remain free of contamination play a vital role in maintaining overall hygiene and nowhere is this singularly more important than in the health and medical sectors.
Kangarama uses an anti-viral & anti-bacterial fabric developed using “quaternary ammonium silane technology” which is then incorporated into the fabric and therefore inhibits the growth of bacteria and viruses encountered on the fabric. It also helps extend the life of the garments to keep them feeling fresh.
How Armatech Works
Conventional antimicrobial agents destroy microbes by way of entering the cells and interfering with the cell DNA. This often results in microbes developing resistance to chemicals and developing “fight back” strategies. Arma Technology instead kills microbes using the mechanical action of “Lysis”. Lysis by its definition is the breaking down of the membrane of a cell by mechanical action as opposed to genetic mutation.
Using Arma Technology innovation, the fabric develops molecular spikes unharmful to human skin that rupture the microscopic bacteria and viruses, in effect killing the microorganisms that come into contact with the fabric.
Fabric developed using Arma technology has been tested up to 100 washes with independent labs indicating a reduction up to 99.9% bacteria and viruses.
To consider your safety, we have extensively tested the product for its safety. Product meets the requirements of ISO 10993. Testing for skin irritation and cytotoxicity shows no side effects of the fabric meaning product is safe to wear on daily basis without any negative impacts on your health”.
The technology does not replace the need to wash clothing. Routine laundering of clothes remains an important part of the process to maintain and optimise the activity of the anti-bacterial & anti-viral layer. Anti-viral & Anti-bacterial scrubs is entered in the ARTG (ARTG NUMBER: 398750)