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Coverd – What is Silver ion and why should I consider it

SILVADUR Technology by DUPONT 

SILVADUR™ Advanced Microbial Control
Winner of the R&D 100 Award and recognized as one of the top 100 most technologically significant products.

As the name suggests, SILVADUR™ has everything to do with silver. But what antimicrobial properties does silver have? In ancient texts dating back to 500BCE, healers and surgeons recognized the healing power of silver. Although they could not know how silver, when used in surgery or to heal wounds, made patients healthier. Throughout time, silver’s antimicrobial benefit has been a close ally of humanity. Ancient Romans used silver to preserve water and fluids. In the middle ages, silverware helped to protect the wealthy from the plague.

Physicians have used silver in the treatment of wounds since the 19th Century, while American pioneers used silver in their drinking water casks. Starting in the 1970’s silver has been used in burn treatments. Now, antimicrobial microfiber cloths and textiles get the benefit of silver.

Why should you consider one of our Silvadur face masks?

  • Specially designed for day to day use for protection.
  • Ultra soft breathable cotton. Double Anti-Bacterial Protection – cotton isolates dust and large particles, SILVADUR helps to stop small bacteria, germs and pollution.
  • Odour control, keeps mask feeling fresh all day. Washable SILVADUR and cotton fabric.
  • Adjustable and comfortable ear loops.

Assessed to be harmless and non-sensitizing to human skin: Third-party clinical evaluations found no evidence that SILVADUR either irritates or sensitizes human skin.

Ecologically Friendly: SILVADUR™ uses less silver, generates less waste without compromising performance, is safe, easy to handle, dose, formulate & apply.  SILVADUR is recyclable & reusable during processing applications, saving water & energy.

Let’s let SILVADUR™ explain more about the development process:

Our Scientists developed SILVADUR™ after extensive collaboration with global leaders in the fibre, textile, and apparel industries. Antimicrobials have been available for years, but they lacked reliable efficacy and consistent durability. We answered the challenge by developing a unique system of “intelligent” delivery.

  • Using patented, controlled-release technology, SILVADUR™ delivers a low concentration of silver ions to fabric surfaces to control odour-generating bacterial
  • The revolutionary technology contained in SILVADUR™ is the world’s first and only aqueous-based silver-polymer delivery system. 
  • Patented Smart Release delivery system requires less silver to eliminate bacteria, substantially reducing waste. “

Our antimicrobial microfiber cloth is certified to be [99.9%] effective in destroying microbes after 50 washes.

Patented Polymer Technology

SILVADUR™ uses a patented polymer technology to deliver silver ions via an “intelligent control” mechanism.  When bacteria land on the surface of treated articles, the silver ions neutralize the unwanted organisms, resulting in effective microbe-derived protection.  SILVADUR binds to bacterial DNA preventing replication, causing changes to the cellular membrane so it cannot function properly.

And Unsurpassed Odour Protection

SILVADUR: 3 Modes of Action to Control Odours:

  1. Odour Absorption Control: Blocks select odorants via absorption
  2. Antimicrobial Odour Control: Uses low levels of silver
  3. Controls Metabolic Enzymes: Silver ion polymer targets enzymes, preventing production of malodours

Sustainable & Safer Chemistry

Assessed to be harmless and non-sensitizing to human skin: Third-party clinical evaluations found no evidence that SILVADUR either irritates or sensitizes human skin.

Ecologically Friendly: SILVADUR™ uses less silver, generates less waste without compromising performance, is safe, easy to handle, dose, formulate & apply.  SILVADUR is recyclable & reusable during processing applications, saving water & energy.