To provide apparel that is protected from contamination, staining and saturation, Vestagen uses fluorine/ silicon oxide-based nanotechnology to create textiles that are naturally self-cleaning and repellant to bodily fluids, water, oil, dirt and dust. The technology uses hydrophobic and oleophobic properties to create a structured surface that repels fluids much like the non-stick surface of many plants. Instead of a broad surface barrier, the technology binds to the individual fibers keeping garments clean and dry.
Named after the father of infection control, Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis, Semeltec, Vestagen’s antimicrobial technology uses an EPA- registered quaternary ammonium chloride-based agent to rapidly kill a wide range of microorganisms, including multi-resistant organisms such as MRSA. Its potent, broad spectrum of activity is effective against 40 bacteria, 26 fungi, eight algae, two yeasts and has documented antiviral activity. Unlike other antimicrobial materials, Vestagen’s technology has never been shown to allow or cause microbial adaptation or resistance.
The hydrophilic properties of this technology allow textiles to wick away moisture from the inside enabling rapid evaporation of moisture, which stimulates a cooling effect, and creates fabrics that dry noticeably faster. The hydrophobic properties on the outside of the technology protect against bodily fluids and staining as well as resist perspiration from being transported to the outside of the garment. Garments remain breathable, and the wearer remains cool, dry and comfortable.