Multiple benefits can be achieved by different combinations of Carrington Textiles finishes. This can be to give multifunctional protection – or to combine protection with greater comfort and a smarter appearance. For more information on how to maximise the benefits of our finishes, please contact one of our sales representatives who will be happy to advise on all the possibilities.
Our new ISO 18184:2019 tested Antiviral Finish for workwear fabrics is an excellent addition to our family of textile finishes available, necessary in a new COVID-19 world where employees of all sectors including healthcare, construction, hospitality, armed forces and heavy industry need to be more protected than ever.
By using an enveloped virus on one of our poly-cotton fabrics coated with SanitizedⓇ, a branded treatment that harnesses the natural antiviral and antibacterial properties of silver, the test found over 99% efficiency against viruses in two hours and over 98% efficiency after 50 washes at 60°C.
Other benefits of our Antiviral Finish include:
For outstanding performance in combined chemical splash protection and water repellency we use Splashgard C6 technology – a fluorocarbon treatment applied to the fabric to provide excellent levels of resistance against oil, water and some chemicals.
When liquid spills come into contact with the fabric, they form into beads and roll off the surface. Any dry soiling of the fabric is easily brushed off the surface.
This finish conforms to EN 13034 aqueous chemical splash standard, and has been designed to last and remain effective through repeated laundering cycles.
A high degree of fabric breathability is a critical factor-along with water-repellent properties that offer excellent wearer protection.
Long term durability is ensured by reactivation of the chemicals after the washing process using thermal drying finishes.
These finishes offer a PFC free sound option where only water repellency is required. The finishes are durable and suitable for Oeko-Tex 100.
For end uses where only limited repellency is required but stain and soil removal is paramount we can offer a range of functional finishes to meet your requirements.
The ‘Sanitized® Silver’ soundly based on the well-understood and historically-hygiene treatment we use is valued antibacterial effects of silver. Our technology has enhanced these properties and made them more easily harnessed and applied to fabrics to give an exceptionally effective antibacterial finish to fabrics.
This is achieved by using silver ions embedded in an innovative carrier system – free from any nano particles. The finish provides a natural and wash-resistant protection and is the ideal choice for fabrics used in hygiene-critical situations.
The used Sanitized® product is environmentally safe, conforms to bluesign® and Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® and retains an extremely high antibacterial effect, even after multiple industrial washes.
Applied to the fabric, the Actigard® finish has long-lasting active ingredients that have proved highly effective against vectors such as mosquitoes and ticks.
Its outstanding durability and enduring effectiveness – through high numbers of washes have made this finish an important specification in applications such as military uniforms, bedding, mattresses and floor coverings.
It also conforms to Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®.
This is a physical treatment of one or both faces of the fabric itself, carried out in a controlled process designed to break up the fibres of the yarn and add a brushed finish. The effect is to produce a softer surface that delivers exceptional comfort levels and makes the fabric much easier to wear – particularly next to the skin.
To avoid any increase in pilling the brushing is applied to the back of the fabric. Fabrics treated in this way are given a softer hand, bulkier feel and warmer touch. The finish is permanent, and the wash and wear properties of the original fabric are retained.
Moisture management finish confers wash-resistant hydrophilic properties for fibres of all kinds. The fabrics dry quicker, wick moisture away from the skin and stay soft and breathable even when the wearer is involved in high-intensity activities.
This finish can be applied to enhance a fabric’s own inherent softness and feel, or add an extra dimension to a fabric chosen primarily for other more practical qualities. It gives a ‘super soft’ handle and greatly improves the fabric’s natural drape and a garment’s stylish look.
So it’s an effective way to maximise wearer comfort and maintain a smart appearance – without compromising on a hard wearing and hard-working performance. Soft but durable, the finish is designed to withstand repeated washing.
This finish delivers two distinctive benefits by combining exceptional crease resistance with controlled shrinkage, resulting in an easy-care fabric for garments that stay looking smart in the workplace.
To achieve this, the fabric is treated with reactive resin, which improves both crease resistance and crease recovery. During the process the resin is locked in by crosslinking on to the fibre for a durable long-lasting finish that retains it properties after industrial laundering.
The fabric remains breathable.
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