Viruses and bacteria
How long does it take for viruses and bacteria to disappear from my sofa?
Bacteria reproduce constantly. However, viruses as they are inert beings, they are simply deposited on it and can be moved and activated by contact.
Safe Front® acts permanently on them in two ways:
It limits their ability to reproduce and reduces their population.
Our ISO 20743:2013 8.1 certification was obtained demonstrating a reduction of the bacterial population of 99.9% in our fabrics after 24 hours.
It acts on the lipid barrier and in contact with water facilitates its solubility.
Our ISO 18184:2019 certification was obtained demonstrating a reduction of more than 91% in the virus population after 2 hours of continuous contact with them.
Is Safe Front® effective against COVID-19?
COVID19 (SARS-CoV-2) is currently not available for testing. However, SAFE FRONT® has been tested against another strain of the same family under the ISO 18184: 2019 test for determination of antiviral activity in textile products, demonstrating its efficacy in more than 91% against a similar type of coronavirus (Feline Coronavirus).
Virucidal activity tests are not performed with SARSCoV-2, causing the recent health alert, because the bodies accredited to carry out this test consider it unnecessary todemonstrate antiviral activity.
Part of the scientific community assumes that the same family of viruses, in this case coronavirus, presents a similar envelope and its sensitivity to disinfectants similar to SAFE FRONT® should not vary substantially.
Are there ANTI-COVID19 fabrics?
Talking about ANTI-COVID19 fabric is a very strong statement. Such statements must be supported by equally strong tests, which requires testing in humans as in the case of vaccines or medications and follow the procedures required by the protocols of the ministries of Health in each country.
Thus, in no case can ANTI-COVID19 fabric be spoken of, given that the population could believe that it is protected against infections of this nature.
In our case, we can affirm that SAFE FRONT® prevents the spread and replication of similar coronaviruses by acting directly on its envelope, destroying it and inactivating the virus and maintaining an optimal level of hygiene on your sofa.