Sportswear could benefit from the new self-disinfecting textile

Sportswear could benefit from the new self-disinfecting textile

A new patented self-disinfecting textile that is said to be significantly effective against bacteria could benefit the sports apparel sector.

Livinguard Technology has had its patented self-disinfecting textile (EPA Reg N. 95700-2) approved this week by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The company's new textile is effective against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria to the tune of 100,000 times in ten minutes, among the highest levels of defense against disease-causing pathogens, it says.

In addition to killing 99.999% of bacteria, Livinguard's technology continuously disinfects and is safe for humans and the environment, the company claims.

Furthermore, the EPA approval confirms Livinguard's self-disinfecting technology remains effective on textiles tested after 30 industrial washes, giving it broad application across many industries.

"This EPA certification is confirmation of Livinguard's patented invention, creating a new self-disinfecting-textile category, whereby the textile kills bacteria on contact, is washable and reusable," says Sanjeev Swamy, Livinguard's founder and CEO.

"Unlocking the limitless possibilities of permanent hygiene and proactively improving the health and safety of the public is at the heart of Livinguard's mission. We can now have self-disinfecting airplane seats, hospital and hotel linens, sports apparel, medical scrubs, footwear, uniforms and carpeting. Essentially, any business or organisation that uses textiles can effectively utilise our self-disinfecting technology."