Advatex Information

Cutting Edge Infection Control Technology for the Healthcare Industry

ADVATEX heralds a new era in infection control. Designed specifically for Healthcare and Aged Care environments, ADVATEX limits the spread of bacteria from care giver to patient via their workplace apparel.

The technology behind ADVATEX was developed from the long-proven history that the element silver has a bacteriostatic effect. To create ADVATEX the element Silver has been converted into a Silver Compound, this highly efficient, microscopic compound is then applied via a unique coating procedure. Once coated the ADVATEX fabric is able to not only resist bacteria, but actively eliminate it.

 

how it works.
The anti-microbial effect of the natural element silver is exclusively based on free silver ions. Due to the ‘triple effect’ mechanism technology, silver ions with a positive charge have bacteriostatic effects.
safe for you.
Cytoxicity test shows silver ion technology has no influence on the natural balance of the skin. The fresh effect develops in the textile, leaving the skin unaffected and fully functional.
environmentally sound.
ADVATEX for eff ectiveness only requires using low temperature wash using less energy and preserving CO2 balance. The active silver ingredient cannot be washed or drycleaned out of the textile. Added benefit of using ADVATEX is the washing machine stays clean.

 

Proven Effectiveness Against Common Bacterial Strains

The range of 8 bacteria tested for the ADVATEX range is as follows:
 
  • Staphyllococcus aureaus
  • Methicillin Resistant
  • Staphyllococcus aureaus (MRSA)
  • Escherichia coli (Ecoli)
  • Klebsiella pneumonia
  • Listeria moncytogenes
  • Entrobacter aerogenes
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • Corynebacterium xerosis

 

ADVATEX will control the above bacteria strains with an effectiveness of between 80% and 99%. Textiles are tested at 40 degrees C across 40+ washes, knitwear is tested at 40 degrees across 30+ washes. (Bacterial control, as described above, for the life of the garment can be extended by using an ADVATEX Booster additive) ADVATEX also includes the application of an ‘easy care’ technology to cellulosic fibre garments.