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Felted Provides Antimicrobial Performance

May 26, 2020

Our pre­mi­um felt acousti­cal wall­cov­er­ing not only offers a num­ber of per­for­mance attrib­ut­es, it also has antimi­cro­bial prop­er­ties. Sil­ver and cop­per ions incor­po­rat­ed into Felt­eds high-qual­i­ty poly­ester fibers nat­u­ral­ly inhib­it the growth of bac­te­ria, mold, and fun­gus. The ions bind to any microbes present on the fiber and dis­able their crit­i­cal func­tions, such as metab­o­lism and repro­duc­tion. Typ­i­cal exam­ples of microbes of com­mon con­cern are the human rhi­novirus (com­mon cold), Strep, MRSA, those that cause Legion­naires dis­ease, and the human coro­n­avirus. In fact, this tech­nol­o­gy has been FDA-test­ed and incor­po­rat­ed into the Spec­traShield™ 9500 N95 sur­gi­cal res­pi­ra­tor mask. In the test­ing, microbe pre­ven­tion began imme­di­ate­ly, and 99.99% of cer­tain bac­te­ria was elim­i­nat­ed after one hour of contact. 

Felt­ed is con­struct­ed of solu­tion-dyed poly­ester fiber made from recy­cled plas­tic bot­tles, and can be used as both a wall­cov­er­ing and an uphol­stery. The dense mate­r­i­al pass­es all ACT stan­dards and both adhered and unad­hered wall­cov­er­ing flame resis­tance tests, can be cleaned with dilut­ed bleach, and has acousti­cal properties.