SCHÜTZEN launches silver-free virucidal & microbicidal finish for textiles & face masks:

Key features
 The active ingredient in SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV is BPR compliant.
 It is highly effective against enveloped viruses such as Coronavirus, Herpesviruses, Orthomyxovirus, Paramyxovirus, Bunyavirus, Retrovirus.
 It is applicable on different forms of textiles such as yarn, open width fabric, garments & non wovens.
 It can be applied using various techniques such as lick roll, spray, exhaust & padding techniques.
 It is food and feed area safe.
 It is not carcinogenic.
 It is not mutagenic nor Cytotoxic or Genotoxic
 There is no Maximum Residual Limit (MRL).
 It is aldehyde-free, silver-free & halogen-free.
 It is quaternary ammonium compound-free.

How is SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV applied on face masks?
As depicted in the image below, generally, face mask constitutes 3 layers, the outside layer (hydrophobic nonwoven), middle layer (high density fibre) and the inner soft layer (highly absorptive layer).

SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV is recommended to be applied on the outer layer. Since hydrophobicity is absolutely essential for the outer layer, we recommend application of our water, oil & alcohol repellent SCHUTZENPHOBE- 602 along with SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV. Additionally, it can be applied on the middle layer also. However, it is optional.

The application is depicted pictorially as below:

Test reports & compliances

The Active ingredient in SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV is BPR Compliant and has been tested under the following conditions:

1. EN 14476: 2005-08: Against enveloped viruses H1N1 Influenza Virus
2. EN 14476: 2013: A2 2019: Against enveloped viruses modified vaccinia virus Ankara
3. EN 14476:A 2019:Against enveloped virus Bovine coronavirus (Bcov), surrogate of        SARS-CoV-2
4. EN 14348: Mycobacterial efficacy
5. EN 1276: Bactericidal efficacy of antiseptics & disinfectants
6. EN 1650: Fungicidal suspension test
7. QB/T 24253-2009: Evaluation of anti-Mite activity on textile
8. QB/T 2738-2012: Antibacterial & bacteriostatic efficacy
9. ISO 18184: Determination of antiviral activity of textile products
10. AATCC 100: Assessment of antibacterial finishes for textiles

Microbicidal Efficacy Data: EN 14348: Effective at concentration as advised Bactericidal Efficacy Data: EN 1276: Effective at concentration as advised
Fungicidal Efficacy Data: EN 1650: Effective at concentration as advised
Anti-Mite Efficacy Data: QB/T 24253-2009: Effective at concentration as advised
Antibacterial & Bacteriostatic Efficacy Data: QB/T 2738-2012: Effective at concentration as advised
Result of virucidal efficacy data
 EN 14476: 2005-08: contact time 10 minutes: Effective at concentration as advised
 EN 14476: 2013: A2 2019: Effective at concentration as advised
 EN 14476: A 2019: Effective at concentration as advised

How is SCHUTZENKILL-XCOV safer than competing chemistries?
Several competing chemistries are represented for the war against COVID-19, However, many of these chemistries pose humans and the environment hazards.