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How does the

LIVINGUARD TECHNOLOGY WORK?

OUTER LAYER

PROTECTS IN 3 STEPS*

  • Antiviral, repellent Livinguard-technology coating on the outside of the fabric.
  • Antiviral filters incorporated into the fabric. 
  • Antiviral, repellent Livinguard-technology coating on the inside of the fabric. 


MIDDLE LAYER

CONSTANTLY FILTERS OUT PARTICLES*

The mask is made of three layers. The inner and outer layers are treated with the patented Livinguard technology and contain a biocidal product with PHMB. This means that they can destroy viruses. The middle layer is a filter which stops microorganisms from getting through the fabric. The filter is protected from biological contamination because it is covered on either side by the disinfecting Livinguard fabric.


INNER LAYER 

COMFORTABLE
ON YOUR SKIN

The inner layer is also treated with the Livinguard antiviral technology but is denser than the outer layer. Thanks to the Livinguard treatment, it has more than 24 billion positive charges per cm2, which means that it can also effectively inactivate pathogens*. The fabric dries quickly in low humidity. It is soft and flexible, so it feels comfortable over the mouth and nose.

HOW DOES
THE LIVINGUARD TECHNOLOGY DESTROY GERMS ?

CATCH

Fabrics that have been treated with the Livinguard technology have around 24 billion positively-charged particles per square centimetre. Viruses and bacteria on the other hand have a negatively-charged membrane or envelope. This means that the Livinguard fabric acts as a magnet –the positively-charged particles bind themselves to the negatively-charged pathogens, trapping them. This step is called "adsorption".

DESTROY

The fabric’s positive charge is stronger than the microorganisms’ negative charge –this causes the cellular membrane or viral envelope to break open. When this happens, the viruses, bacteria and funghi become harmless and unable to infect.

REPEAT

Once the microorganisms have been destroyed, they lose their negative charge.
They then simply fall off the fabric or can be washed off.

This way, the positive particles on the fabric that they were attached to become free and can bind themselves to a new microorganism. The material does not lose its effect and can continue to destroy the same wide range of pathogens, with the same effectiveness (number of germs), speed and durability.

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HELP US KEEP THE SEA PLASTIC-FREE 

Environmentalists and divers have found thousands of disposable masks in the sea and on beaches. Plastic can destroy beautiful landscapes and is dangerous for the environment. It takes about 450 years for a plastic disposable mask to decompose. 

Livinguard fabric test conducted by TÜV SÜD: Results overview

S. aureus bacterial load according to
DIN EN ISO 11737-1:2018

Livinguad mask
test

PROVEN ANTIVIRAL & ANTIBACTERIAL EFFECT 

The effectiveness of our Livinguard fabric against the
SARS-CoV-2 virus (Covid-19) has been proven in studies at the RWTH Aachen as well as the Free University of Berlin. Thanks to Livinguard's revolutionary and patented virus inactivation technology, our respiratory mask protects effectively while being less expensive than other masks. It has a lifespan of 7 months when washed weekly and regularly replaces 210 conventional masks.

Read research results

PATENTED 3-STEP PROTECTION (PRO MASK)

The unique and patented Tripellent Technology offers highest protection. The middle layer contains an industry standard non-woven filter. This stops the viruses, which are then destroyed in the outer or inner layer, as they are trapped between the disinfecting substances. This protects you from biological contamination and the mask can be safely reused.

The inner layer protects comfortably. The fabric is denser than the outer layer and also treated with Livinguard antiviral technology, also providing strong inactivation of coronavirus. The soft and stretchy fabric provides a comfortable fit for the mouth and nose. This specially treated fabric has 24 billion positive charges per cm².

A GERM-FREE FUTURE
THANKS TO SWISS TECHNOLOGY

The Livinguard PRO mask can be worn for extended periods of time and can be reused without daily washing because the Livinguard fabric covering the filter media continuously inactivates microorganisms on contact. This significantly reduces the risk of pathogens being transferred to you and other surfaces. Face Mask Pro is tested and certified as non-toxic and safe for use.

Professor Dr. Uwe Rösler, Institute for Animal Hygiene and Environmental Health, Freie Universität Berlin:

"The fabric in these masks can continuously inactivate exhaled viruses, as well as those externally present on the surface of the fabric. This means that these masks are generally safer to use. This material could also help reduce hygiene problems in the general public and in the medical field, even beyond the COVID-19 pandemic."

To protect what we love: planet Earth

WHAT OUR PARTNERS HAVE TO SAY

"Our research has proven that the fabric in these masks can continuously inactivate viruses. This makes the masks safer to use (...). These materials can help to improve hygiene in the general population and in the medical field, even beyond the COVID-19 pandemic."


PROF. DR. UWE RÖSLER
Free University Berlin, Institutes for Animal and Environmental Hygiene

"We see the breakthrough Livinguard technology as the cornerstone of our business for decades to come.
The applications are virtually unlimited and it's a great opportunity for Hygienic to improve the well-being of our customer worldwide.

JAMES MICHAEL LAFFERTY
CEO Fine Hygienic Holding

"Very clever. Applying this technology to a surface requires a great deal of innovation.
It seems to have a very high level of efficiency. I've never seen such an efficient technology on textiles before."



PROF. DR. CHARLES P. GERBA
Professor of Virology at the University of Arizona

"ReadyOne Industries has been manufacturing protective forms for the U.S. military for many years and is proud to now incorporate Livinguard technology into our products for the military and
the government.


PROF. DR. CHARLES P. GERBA
Professor of Virology at the University of Arizona

SUSTAINABLE

If the masks are used every day and washed once a week, they can be reused 210 times. Our Livinguard products are the result of a commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals.

SAFE

The masks can be worn for long periods of time and don't have to be washed after every use. This is because the antiviral Livinguard fabric continuously destroys microorganisms that it comes into contact with. The masks are certified as safe and non-toxic.

DURABILITY

The Livinguard mask can be washed up to 30 times. If worn daily under normal conditions and washed once a week, the mask can be used for seven months. It therefore replaces 210 disposable masks.