For obtaining hygiene, protection and freshness – in everyday life and
under extreme conditions
+ EPA-registration + OEKO-TEX®-Standard 100 and bluesign® approval depending on the SILVERPLUS® product used
SILVERPLUS® transfers the element silver into a silver compound which has been applied to microstructured substrates by means of highly innovative coating procedures. One gram of microstructured SILVERPLUS® active ingredient has a superficial area of ca. 600,000 cm². The advantage of the enlargement of the superficial area is that the consumption of resources can be minimised by the factor 100 compared with metallic silver. At the same time, the effects are maximised, similar to the mode of action of platinum in automotive exhaust catalysts.
Due to this highly innovative procedure a virtually infinite deposit is created from which highly effective positive silver ions are set free in small (some ppm) exactly dosed quantities whenever needed, i.e. in the presence of moisture.
Due to the triple effect mechanism of SILVERPLUS® many odour-causing bacteria cannot adapt to the effect of silver ions. The antimicrobial effect of the natural element silver is exclusively based on free silver ions. Due to a triple effect mechanism, silver ions with a positive charge have bacteriostatic effects.
SILVERPLUS® is, therefore, capable of contributing to stopping odour-causing bacteria to thus prevent infections in clinics and hospitals, which are e. g. caused by the Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus strain (MRSA), from being transmitted*. (*This is not approved by the EPA and hence not valid for the USA.)
Man has counted on silver for centuries - not only as a material for jewellery or articles of daily use, but, above all, because of the bacteriostatic effect of the element silver. In the early modern age for example milk was preserved by using silver coins.
Today, silver is used as an effective bacteriostatic agent in the most diverse fields, such as cosmetics or medicine.Ranging from silver-containing gauze to overalls metallised with silver, which are used in neurodermatitis treatments - today, modern medical technologies are unthinkable without silver. For many years the RUDOLF GROUP too has intensively engaged in the modern fields of application of silver and has found innovative solutions.
SILVERPLUS®‘ unique technology provides hygienic and fresh effects of the element silver to water-repellent finishes, coatings or as an aftertreating agent to many substrates or application processes.
An increasing finishing trend is functionalising surfaces by controlling bacteria through silver ions. In the last few years, the RUDOLF GROUP has developed an extensive innovative finishing technology in combination with SILVERPLUS®
Due to the incorportion of the EPA-registered and Oeko-Tex-Standard-100-listed SILVERPLUS® technology a hygiene and freshness membrane is created that is especially used in the fields outdoor, shoes, medicine and workwear. Textiles which are laminated with it stay waterproof, breathable and ensure antibacterial effects against odour-causing bacteria.
We are happy to assist you in implementing the process on your articles.