MaterialDistrict Rotterdam, 17 - 19 March 2020 |Get Your Free Ticket

MaterialDistrict

suprlabs +VE

Category
Code
MET337
Country
Belgium
Brand
Suprlabs

Request Information

Please sign in first or register for free to contact Suprlabs.

- story by MaterialDistrict

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.

Material Properties