SILVER

A yarn for wellness

Thermoregulating and antibacterial effect.

SILVER

A yarn for wellness

Silver has been used for centuries to prevent and treat a wide variety of diseases, especially infectious. It is widely documented that silver coins were used in ancient Greece and in Roman times to disinfect stored water and many other liquids. Even today, NASA uses silver to preserve the purity of water in the Space Shuttle.

Features

ANTIMICROBIAL

Silver is able to eliminate a large spectrum of microbes, acting on the cell wall of microorganisms. Helps in reducing bad smells caused by some microbes.

ANTISTATIC

Silver is able to eliminate a large spectrum of microbes, acting on the cell wall of microorganisms. Helps in reducing bad smells caused by some microbes.

HEAT REGULATING

Silver is able to eliminate a large spectrum of microbes, acting on the cell wall of microorganisms. Helps in reducing bad smells caused by some microbes.

REFLECTIVE

It protects the body from the absorption of static energy, electrosmog and UV rays.

Resistex® Silver

Resistex® Silver is a special yarn that bases its peculiarities on the many beneficial and healing qualities of silver. Born from years of research and studies conducted in Tecnofilati’s testing laboratories, Resistex® Silver is an exclusive and innovative yarn based on 99.9% pure silver. To obtain this special yarn, Tecnofilati has collaborated with some prestig-ious Universities and Research Institutes, succeeding in the end in obtaining a product that combines the textile needs with the beneficial characteristics of silver.
Resistex® Silver is created by combining a layer of about 0.5 micron of silver (about 20%), 99.9% pure with a textile support, through a particular and complex production process.

 

The silver treated in this way is irreversibly bound to the textile surface, and then joined by further processing processes with natural fibers such as cotton, or synthetic, such as nylon or polypropylene microfibres.

In addition to the recognized antibacterial properties, silver has the power to facilitate the healing of “lazy lesions” (difficult to solve) and regenerate the damaged tissue.

Silver & Health

Silver has very powerful antibacterial properties: it is sufficient the presence of a part on 100 million elemental silver in a solution, to have an effective antibacterial action.
Positive free radicals of silver are an active antibacterial agent. To have a bactericidal effect, they must be available on the bacterial surface; upon contact with it, silver instantly destroys microorganisms, blocking the enzymatic respiratory system (ie the production of energy) and altering the microbial DNA and the cell wall, without causing toxic effects on human cells in vivo.
In addition to the recognized antibacterial properties, silver has the power to facilitate the healing of “lazy lesions” (difficult to solve) and regenerate the damaged tissue.
The demonstration of a lower inflammatory reddening of the lesions in contact with silver also attests to the anti-inflammatory properties of this precious element.

High technology against cold…

Remedies against cold must resolve irradiation, evaporation and convetion problems

Reflective power
TThe reflection factor of infrared, IR, silver is more than 95%. This is the highest value compared to any other element, and means that 95% of the radiant energy that comes into contact with silver is reflected back to its source. As a result, Resistex® Silver minimizes heat loss by reflecting its own energy on the skin. This is why winter clothing made with Re-sistex® Silver is much warmer than normal.

Radiating power
Silver has one of the lowest rates of radiance among all the elements: this means that it has a very low radiation rate of the thermal energy.

Silver therefore remains hot for a long time (as opposed to other elements that retain heat for a very short time).

The Resistex® Silver winter clothing means that the heat that is not reflected on the body is absorbed and stored in the fiber for a very long period of time. This is why winter clothing made with Resistex® Silver keeps the wearer warmer for longer.

Evaporating power
As described above, Resistex® Silver accelerates the movement of moisture through evaporation. Consequently Re-sistex® Silver garments increase the well-being of the body during the hot season, minimizing the moisture in contact with the skin.

…And the heat

With the increase of temperature, irradiation loses its importance among the primary causes of heat transfer: the solutions against excessive temperature must solve problems of conduction, convection and evaporation. Resistex® Silver addresses the conduction and evaporation (while convection problems are solved by appropriate structuring of the fabric) using the following principles.

Thermal conductivity
Silver, among all the elements present on Earth, has the highest rate of thermal conduction. This means that Resistex® Silver actively works to distribute heat quickly and uniformly throughout the product, and to allow its subsequent trans-fer. During the hot season, when conduction is the main heat transfer agent, Resistex® Silver favors the natural action of the body accelerating the conduction from the heat emitted by the skin (while a traditional fabric simply offers a barrier to heat conduction). As a silver teaspoon in a cup of boiling tea makes, Resistex® Silver conducts the heat of the skin to the surrounding air thus allowing the cooling of the human body.

Evaporating power
As previously described, Resistex® Silver accelerates the movement of moisture by evaporation. As a result, Resistex® Silver garments increase the body’s well-being during the hot season, minimizing moisture in contact with the skin.

Applications

For millennia, silver has been used in thin foils to treat wounds. Today it has been recognized as the most effective an-timicrobial agent, both among natural and non-natural elements. It is used in the medical field, in sectors where highly effective products against infections are extremely necessary and in the production of filtration equipment or for anti-static and electromagnetic protection.

The electrical conductivity of silver is second only to gold.

Today, Resistex® Silver is used:

  • Manufacturing (clothing ESD or EOS for cleanroom, gloves, filters, work clothes and shielding textile);
  • Medical field ( overalls, bendages, pajamas, bed linen);
  • Bedding field ( mattress, bed linen, towels);
  • Clothing (socks, gloves, underwear, pajamas);
  • Sports.

Biological properties

Some biological properties identified in local applications of silver are:

  • antibacterial activity;
  • antifungal activity;
  • stimulation of skin regeneration;
  • anti-itching activity.

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