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  • Toray’s MAKSPEC® V Antiviral Textile Proves Effective in Combating COVID-19
    Fri 09, 2021
  • Toray Industries, Inc., announced that its tests on samples of MAKSPEC® V have confirmed the effectiveness of that antiviral textile (see note 1) in reducing concentrations of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The company developed this 100% polyester offering in March 2020. It delivers exceptional washability and comfort.Toray used the JISL 1922 antiviral test for textile products. It exposed samples to COVID-19 and measured concentrations two hours later. As with earlier experimentation using the ATCC VR-1679 envelope strain, the company confirmed that the fabric reduced more than 99.9% of COVID-19 viruses on textiles. It obtained this same result even after 50 industrial washing cycles, underscoring the fabric’s solid antiviral performance.


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