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Airinum's Deep Dive on Polygiene ViralOff™ Product Protection
Airinum X Polygiene
Our company was born from one person’s first-hand experience of just how much air pollution affects us. When our founder, Alexander Hjertström, traveled to Asia and saw the impact toxic air has on individuals and communities, it was a personal turning point. It sparked a desire to research the associated health effects and ultimately led to the realization that more than 90% of the global population is exposed to unhealthy air pollution.
Today, that personal turning point has become a shared one. Airinum has evolved into a large team of dedicated individuals, all of whom are passionate about climate health hazards and preventing the dangers associated with it. We're dedicated to making a tangible difference in individuals' lives by embracing innovative solutions. With this in mind, we wanted to present a deep dive into one of the innovative technologies that help Airinum achieve our goals.
Technology is integral to our mission
At Airinum, our mission is two-fold. We want to empower people to live better lives through innovative products. And we want to inspire people to adopt more sustainable lifestyles, accelerating the journey to a cleaner tomorrow.
Polygiene adopts a similar approach. Its range of Freshness and Protection technologies aims to reduce microbial growth on surfaces, making them more hygienic, the technology is effective against bacteria and specific viruses while also emphasizing the environmental benefits by enhancing the product life cycle. Whether it is keeping products free from odor-causing bacteria and microbes or reducing specific viruses, products stay fresher for longer and you can wash them less frequently. This means significant energy and water savings.
Polygiene sums it up best with its focus on Mindful Living®. It’s all about products that encourage you to think more about sustainability and enable day-to-day lifestyle changes that have a significant impact.
Polygiene ViralOff is product innovation at its best
As a leading brand in wearable clean air solutions, we have operated at the cutting edge of air mask innovation for the last eight years. We are constantly trying to reimagine and improve air mask performance and aesthetics, using groundbreaking technologies to change what masks are capable of and how we think about them.
Polygiene ViralOff is one of those technologies. A revolutionary antimicrobial additive that we integrate into our textiles at the point of manufacture, it is proven to reduce up to 99.99% of microorganisms on a treated surface. That includes SARS-Cov-2 (COVID-19), Influenza A, Bird Flu, and Norovirus.
It is entirely skin-safe and, because it is integrated into the material, protects your mask or bag for its useful life. Reducing microorganisms responsible for bad odors keeps these products fresher for longer, reducing the need for washing and extending the textile’s expected lifecycle.
To help you better understand the technology and raise awareness of the potential benefits associated with Polygiene ViralOff, we wanted to answer a few of your most frequently asked questions.
“What is in Polygiene ViralOff?”
The active ingredient in Polygiene ViralOff is silver chloride, a naturally occurring compound with antibacterial properties. As an additive, Polygiene ViralOff is integrated into textiles when we manufacture our bags and masks. That way, it is IN the material rather than ON it, making it much more effective and longer lasting.
“Is Polygiene ViralOff safe?”
Polygiene ViralOff is skin-safe and does not leach, making it completely safe for wearables and skin-adjacent products. While it is regularly used in everyday textiles, it also features in various hygiene-critical healthcare products.
“Does Polygiene ViralOff have environmental benefits?”
By eliminating the microorganisms responsible for bad odors, Polygiene ViralOff keeps products fresher for longer. It means you can wash them less often, reducing energy and resource consumption, extending the product lifespan and promoting the shift from short-life consumables to long-life durables.
“How should I care for products that feature Polygiene ViralOff?”
Polygiene recommends washing Polygiene ViralOff-treated products only when necessary. It maximizes the benefits listed above and guarantees the best antimicrobial performance possible.
“Airinum x Polygiene - together for a cleaner world”
For the team at Airinum, Polygiene is an excellent partner. its Polygiene ViralOff technology is an innovative solution that enhances the performance of our hygiene-conscious products.
But Polygiene’s vision also aligns with our values. It believes in facilitating positive change and knows its products can change behaviors and encourage more sustainable practices. It wants to help create a better world and invests in solutions that help us achieve that. It’s a partnership we truly value and will continue to develop as we strive towards a greener, cleaner, more mindful way of living.