A new fabric capable of destroying germs and eliminating unpleasant odours has been developed by South Korean fibre firm Hyosung Corp. The material, which incorporates silvered yarns and has been branded as Mipan Magic Silver, is said to have the ability to permanently destroy 99.9 per cent of harmful microbes. Recent tests carried out by the state-funded FITI Testing and Research Institute found that the fabric not only destroyed pneumonia, yellow staphylococcus and colitis but also the methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).