These lightweight breathable cotton gloves are coated with silver nanoparticles using a novel scientific research process developed in Oxford, UK. The process was developed to produce highly active catalytic fabrics and filter materials to protect frontline responders to hazmat and biohazard incidents and various other applications within the Defence industry.
Polycat has recently been refocused in response to the current crisis as we believe a glove impregnated with active silver nanoparticles would provide re-usable and effective barrier to the spread of viruses via touch and contacting surfaces. Each pair of gloves has approx. 1 gram of active silver nanoparticles evenly spread across their surface. Please refer to the Scientific process diagrams for further detail.
Silver nanoparticles are known to be highly antiviral and have proven activity against a range of infectious agents. There is a lot of information on the antiviral properties of silver, and the impact of the release of silver ions ability to destroy the protein on the surface of the virus.
The gloves are currently under examination with a certified testing laboratory to confirm their specific antiviral ability against current Covid 19 strains.
The gloves are best used as a barrier when out and about, touching the many surfaces that others have come into contact with.
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These gloves are fully washable as the silver nanoparticles are tightly anchored to the cotton fabric surface. A low temperature wash of 30C is recommended, and avoid tumble drying to limit shrinking.
During the production stage there is slight shrinkage and thus we generally recommend a size above your normal glove size. They are a snug fit and lightweight so designed to do everything your hand can normally do. When wearing the gloves will naturally stretch a little. See the images for measurements.