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.