Boyteks produced antiviral fabric in the pandemic period

Boyteks Tekstil developed VGuard mattress ticking with antiviral properties through an intensive R&D study.

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Engin Buz
Engin Buz
After graduating from the Department of Journalism in the Faculty of Communication at Ankara University, Mr. Engin Buz completed his master's degree in Yıldız Technical University's Department of Political Science and International Relations. In 2000, he began his career as a reporter working in various publishing companies and he has prepared culture-art and economic news. Working as an editor in publications for the textile industry since 2009, Buz has started to work at Textilegence established in 2013. Engin Buz is currently preparing business news for the textile and digital printing industries prominently.

Boyteks Tekstil exports textiles to more than 100 countries, and carried on its concept of producing innovative products during the COVID-19 pandemic period as well. VGuard mattress ticking with antiviral properties developed through intensive R&D responds to the recently increased demand for protective textiles. Experts underline that preventive measures are important in preventing the spread of the pandemic. VGuard ticking produced by Boyteks can be used in protective products such as masks and clothes as well as beddings.

VGuard is a project that adds value to health protection

The beginning of the VGuard project dates back to the days when the pandemic first appeared. Boyteks established a special project team under the leadership of the R&D group on what can be done in the field of protective textiles and carried out an intensive work process. Focusing on preventing the infectious virus and spreading of the pandemic, this project focused on the development of non-medical alternative textile products with antiviral properties.

In this process, the company explored the materials that can be used with international solution partners and project team in different countries. The products were brought to the testing stage by applying the obtained results and methods to the fabrics. With the successfully completed antiviral VGuard mattress ticking project, Boyteks has shown that it acts with a sense of social responsibility towards protecting human health.

VGuard’s secret is antiviral particles that fight the virus

High-activity antiviral particles were used in the development of the VGuard antiviral mattress ticking. This technology targets the protein and fat layers around the virus, damaging and neutralizing the virus, with the principle of the joint operation of materials with different properties. More hygienic textile surfaces can be obtained this way.

Boyteks followed an innovative technique for applying these virus fighters to the fabric. First of all, an alternative filter-like structure was created on the fabric surface to prevent the infectiousness of the virus. With this reinforced surface, a fabric was produced to hold particles and aerosols that can spread through the speech, sneezing or coughing. Chemicals with antiviral properties synthesized with special formulations were applied precisely to these woven fabrics. In short, VGuard gains technical features with special processes in both weaving and finishing processes.

Protection and comfort are offered together

VGuard mattress ticking was produced in 2 and 3 dimensions with a special technique. In this way, the fabric has an optimum level of filtering, that is, protection, as well as allowing people to use it with special air ducts to breathe more easily. Thanks to the softer yarns used in this fabric, the skin comfort of the users is also maximized. This innovative fabric aims to contribute to reducing the spread of the pandemic.

Boyteks produced antiviral fabric in the pandemic period
Boyteks produced antiviral fabric in the pandemic period

VGuard successfully passed antiviral tests

Appealing to a global market, Boyteks approves its products by independent laboratories and organizations and reaches the market with a strong assurance. The company has been working with internationally accredited laboratories in many countries; especially in Germany, for many products for many years. Boyteks used this method for antiviral VGuard ticking as well. VGuard ticking, the first prototypes of which were developed, were sent to these laboratories for preliminary tests. These tests were performed according to the ISO 18184 method; the international antiviral test standard used to determine the antiviral activity of textile products. As a result of successfully completed tests, the VGuard ticking received a document proving its antiviral properties. Boyteks also filed for a patent for the VGuard ticking.

The antiviral VGuard ticking produced by Boyteks Tekstil within the body of Erciyes Holding can be used in products; such as masks, protective clothing, aprons, gloves as well as a bedding. Boyteks has the fabric capacity to produce 13 million masks per month with VGuard.

Following an environmentally friendly and sustainable production process, Boyteks produces more than 100 types of mattress fabrics. It is stated that one of every 10 beddings in the world is produced with Boyteks fabrics.

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