20/01/2021 – Antiviral materials – the new normal — auf Deutsch lesen

Corona: Polygiene launching improved ViralOff technology

Longer lasting products, which reduce impact on the environment. The new formula is being applied by a number of partners and is ready for high volume deliveries.


Polygiene ViralOff is an antimicrobial treatment added to textiles and other products to protect the treated article from contamination. © Polygiene


Polygiene is launching its newly developed formula of ViralOff with lifetime of garment washability, proving performance against SARS-CoV-2 with over 99 percent reduction of microbes in the material within two hours.

Daniel Röme, Chief Technology Innovation Officer at Polygiene:

“There has been some confusion in the market as claims to washability wrongly rely on tests that are not antiviral, but rather antibacterial. We have therefore developed a treatment that provides an antiviral effect according to global test standard ISO18184:2019 (Determination of antiviral activity of textile products) and really meets the antimicrobial and antiviral claims that we make.”

Ulrika Björk, CEO Polygiene:

“Demand has been high from the fashion and lifestyle segments for an improved formula of Polygiene ViralOff that will have lifetime washability with a maintained high level of viral reduction. As the pandemic has evolved, there seems to be a consensus on the fact that antimicrobial materials will be the ‘new normal’ in products such as garments, bags, often-touched items, cleaning and home products and more, going forward. This regardless of the number of vaccines that are developed, which we hope will put a stop to or slow down this global pandemic. I believe that when the world is re-opening, this feature will be highly valued by many people.”