The Technology

Did you know clothing can provide a large surface for bacteria and viruses?

Yes, clothes have the potential to spread these germs so that's why we infuse our garments with anti-viral technology to keep people more protected. 

All our garments have the option to be infused with ViralOff® and HEIQ® technology. 

For custom orders simply request it in your quote and for store purchases, please chose the product labelled ViralOff® or HEIQ® during your online purchase if available.


HEIQ is an intelligent anti-viral technology, designed in Switzerland, and has tested effective against SARS-COV-2, killing 99.99% of the covid-10 causing virus*.  

* McAuley J. (2020) Report on “Viral Stability and Persistence of SARS-CoV-2 on Treated Material”.  Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, Melbourne.



What are the benefits of ViralOff®?

ViralOff Polygiene technology is a treatment that is applied as a coating on fabrics that is tested and proven to destroy viruses by over 99% within 2 hours.

It has recently been developed by a Sweden company designed to inhibit the presence and growth of bacteria and viruses, such as coronavirus.

Does it help against all viruses?
Polygiene 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. For best performance and sustainability, wash less and only when needed.

How does it work?
ViralOff stops viral activity through interaction with key proteins. It 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).

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.

Where is it produced?
The ingredient chemistry is manufactured in the EU with minimal use of resources and following strict environmental regulations.

Does it have any environmental certifications?
The product is certified by Oeko-tex® Eco Passports and in the process of being certified by bluesign®.

What is ViralOff made of?
The active ingredient is a biocide and it is made of a reaction mass of titanium dioxide and silver chloride and the product is not nano-silver. This information is presented on the mandatory hangtags, that are provided to partners.

Can we do any healthcare claims?
No, we don’t make any health claims. This is for the protection of the treated product. If, when and how this also is beneficial for the user depends on many other things. For instance, a face mask will never stop viruses from going through it, but we can ensure viruses don’t live in and on it for long. Does this mean in any way that we can say you stay healthy? Of course not. Can we say it is a protection for the mask itself? Yes! And it will make your mask last longer too.

*ISO18184:2019, ATCC VR-1679 (H3N2) ViralOff is not intended to prevent disease, it is used for the protection of the treated product.