FAQ’S – biotech information
IS HEALTHGUARD® HUMAN SAFE?
Yes. HealthGuard® is safe to use and is not an irritant or sensitising.
IS HEALTHGUARD® APPLIED DIRECTLY ONTO THE SKIN?
No. HealthGuard® is applied to a variety of mediums and textiles but is never sprayed or rubbed directly onto the skin.
IS HEALTHGUARD® ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
HealthGuard® is safe to use, friendly to our environment and does not emit Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).
WHAT MAKES HEALTHGUARD® PRODUCTS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER BRANDS?
HealthGuard® technology provides a strong micro bond of the HealthGuard with the surface to ensure long-lasting performance. It is blended into the products to provide additional protection for individuals and their families against bacteria and moulds while maintaining the comfort and appearance of bedding, furnishings, fixtures, household surfaces and vehicles.
CAN HEALTHGUARD® BE PURCHASED ELSEWHERE?
No. HealthGuard® products are exclusive to HealthGuard Corporation and its aftermarket license holders and cannot be purchased elsewhere.
IS HEALTHGUARD® OEKO-TEX APPROVED?
Yes. A number of HealthGuards most popoular products are Oeko-Tex certified. Please enquire to learn more.
IS HEALTHGUARD® EUROPEAN UNION (EU) BIOCIDAL PRODUCT REGULATION (BPR) COMPLIANT?
Yes. HealthGuard® products use Article 95 approved ingredients. When using HealthGuard products, you are using compliant biocides that are safe when used in accordance with our instructions. Companies/persons placing a ‘Treated Article’ in the (EU) market need to ensure that labelling provides certain information in respect to the product used in order to be legally compliant. We have consulted a EU BPR specialist in order to assist in providing legally compliant information.
WHAT'S THE TECHNOLOGY BEHIND HEALTHGUARD® ANTI-VIRAL AND ANTI-MICROBIAL TREATMENTS?
Cosmetic based chemistry commonly used as in leave on the skin cosmetics.
WHAT'S THE PERFORMANCE HEALTHGUARD® ANTI-VIRAL AND ANTI-MICROBIAL TREATMENTS PROVIDE INITIAL AND AFTER WASH?
- Anti-Viral: 99.94% (initial) / 95% (after 30 wash )
- Anti-Microbial: 99.99% (initial) / 95% (after 50 wash)
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF NON HEAVY METAL CHEMISTRY?
- Soft and smooth hand feel
- No harm to human Skin
- No harm to environment
Anti-Viral fabrics are tested at which laboratories?
- BTS Mumbai – For Anti-bacterial AATCC 100 or JIS L 1902 or ISO 20743 method
- BV / Guangdong / ITS / SGS / TUV / MSL – UK – For Anti-Viral (international standard) ISO 18184 : 2014 / 2019 or JIS L 1922
What are the chemical nature?
We have a range of solutions to ensure compatibility in either cationic, anionic or non-ionic finishing.
How do you recommend to enhance the durability of the HealthGuard® product?
We have run extensive testing with a specific range of silicones that we will recommend to you. These silicones are of highest quality and work in perfect unison with the whole range of HealthGuard® products, providing the most durable high performing products on the market.
Do HealthGuard® products have ZDHC certification?
Both our Anti-Viral and Anti-Microbial products have ZDHC level 1 certification.
Can we sell HealthGuard® treated articles into the EU?
Yes, HealthGuard® products are manufactured with substances that are approved by EU BPR controls. All that is required is to comply with Article 58 labelling. We will provide you the required information to ensure compliance when importing treated articles into the EU.
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