Silver ions permanently embedded in the polymer provide lasting protection against the development of bacteria, allergens and germs. The effect is antiseptic and supports the healing process. Silver was already used in ancient times as a bactericide to disinfect water supplies.
Textiles made from DIOLEN®HYGENIC and TIMBRELLE®HYGENIC yarns are machine-washable and lastingly effective. They are extremely kind on the skin and free of heavy metals and halogens. During periods of strenuous, sweat-inducing activity, these functional yarns provide effective protection against unpleasant odours. The risks of allergies caused by mattresses and bed linen are significantly reduced. DIOLEN®HYGENIC and TIMBRELLE®HYGENIC yarns also contribute to the hygiene required in hospitals, health care facilities and homes for the elderly.