Keela - ViralOff Recon Face Wrap
The already proven Keela Recon Wrap, with added ViralOff treatment. This reduces viruses present on the treated fabric by 99% after 2 hours, and it also has an anti-bacterial component to reduce sweat smells keeping you fresher for longer – this makes it ideal for use while travelling, or just while you’re out and about.
Perfect in both hot and cold conditions, the new RECON Face Wrap from Keela combines a soft brushed cotton feel close to the skin without the restrictions or claustrophobia of something coving the noise and mouth. Seamless design.
Warriors whilst away on warfighting & other operations face a variety of climatic problems, not just from dust, heat and dirt but also wet, cold and clammy conditions, especially in open architected vehicles as well as on patrol and in covert OPs.
The Recon-Wrap is multi-season, multi-mode, one-piece head gear that provides comfort and concealment in all conditions. It can be used as a sweatband, balaclava, neck gaiter, helmet liner, face cover, goggle cover etc., etc. High-tech micro-fibre is as comfortable as cotton but offers synthetic performance. Seamless construction with lock-knit stitching will not unravel. Effective in hot and cold weather conditions. Easy care: wash and wear.
One size fits all.
Polygiene ViralOff is a brand for a treatment of textiles and other products that reduces tested viruses by 99% in two hours*
In the times of the novel Coronavirus, we see an enormous need for treatment with antiviral properties. Polygiene once started in the care segment during the fight against SARS in 2004. Thanks to our background, we could go through the necessary techniques, skills, methods, and processes needed to prepare for the launch of the brand Polygiene ViralOff® – textile treatment technology.
What are the benefits?
ViralOff® is proven to reduce tested viruses* by over 99% on the material in two hours as per international standard ISO18184:2019 (SARS-CoV-2, H3N2, H1N1). When we developed ViralOff, we had two criteria we wanted to fulfill: First, we should be able to show a real antiviral effect that could be tested by a standard test. In that way, our partners can make actual and professional claims. Secondly, this treatment should be applied on products where it is relevant to have an antiviral effect. Today that englobes both products in the care segments, as well as products for the public in environments where we need additional protection.
Does it help against all viruses?
We have tested the active ingredient against Influenza A, BirdFlu, Norovirus and Corona (SARS) over the years, and in all cases, we have achieved 99% levels of reduction. What we bring with the ISO18184:2019 is a standard test for the determination of the antiviral activity of textile products in a two-hour timespan, where it has to reduce the virus by 99%, to pass. This test uses viruses of the Influenza A strain, but we can use more and other virus strains as they become available.
How long does it last?
It is a durable and always-on treatment. Let the product rest for two hours and it is good to go again. For best performance and sustainability, wash less, only when needed.
How does it work?
ViralOff shows a 99% reduction of many different viruses, on a treated material, within 2 hours. It is shown by test ISO18184:2019, on two different Influenza A strains, ATCC VR-1679 (H3N2) and ATCC VR-1469 (H1N1), also on SARS-CoV-2.
Can ViralOff be used next-to-skin?
Yes, it does not affect the skin as it doesn’t interfere with the skin’s natural bacterial flora.
How is it applied?
Normally, it is applied to the fabric at the finishing stage of production. As several treatments can be simultaneously applied, no additional water or energy is needed and the impact on the environment is reduced.