SUPRLABS +VE is a permanent coating of 99.9% pure silver on a textile substrate or other formats (foam, fabric, etc). It retains all the characteristics of the substrate, hence it can be used in any textile-related application with ease.
+VE is not a surface treatment. Silver is irreversibly bound to the substrate and becomes a physical part of the base material. +VE is permanently and chemically bonded and performance does not diminish over time. It has been tested by our clients for more than 100 washes with virtually no reduction in activity.
+VE has many advantages:
The +VE product is Anti-bacterial. +VE interferes on the intra-cellular level of the bacteria, disrupting the DNA of micro-organisms on the fabric and effectively suffocating microbial activity
The +VE product is Anti-fungal. +VE interferes with the reproductive sequence in fungal spore, which acts on the fabric structure to break down the textiles and reduce the functionality and performance of the fabric.
So the +VE product is Anti-odour. The silver yarn inhibits the growth of odour producing bacteria. The silver ions also bind with ammonia and denatured proteins, resulting in bacterial odor reduction.
Due to the conductive nature of silver; energy in form of heat is evenly distributed across the final article incorporated with SUPRLABS +VE. This enables movement of heat resulting in keeping the subject cooler when it is warm or warmer when it is cold. This is ideal to develop heated fabrics.
+VE is very safe. There are no toxic levels from the use of silver bandages in managing patient’s wounds. (tested in clinical trials) No toxic effect on human cells in vivo.
+VE is long lasting. The ion release is sustained in presence of a stimuli and hence last a very long time
+VE feels very comfortable. Since +VE is pure silver on a textile substrate; the feel is like “silk” which makes wearing the product very comfortable for example, on a wound.
+VE is available in a variety of deniers and package sizes, and its properties and physical format can be customized depending on the final application.
Physical formats for SUPRLABS +VE are filaments, spun yarns, cut fibres, twisted yarns, foams, woven fabrics and nonwoven fabrics. It is possible to +VE process into woven or knitted fabrics. Also, cut fibres can be put in resin and adhesives.