PROLEN® SILTEX is a special  polypropylene yarn treated with a permanent antimicrobial additive, based on silver ions.

PROLEN® SILTEX is effective against the growth of bacteria and reduces the activity of viruses, helping so to reduced unpleasant smells and keep hygienic freshness.

The antibacterial effect of silver has been known already for many centuries. Silver ions inhibit the growth of bacteria, reduce unpleasant smells, keep a biological balance of your skin and set hygienic freshness to the product during sports and leisure activities. Due to the fact that the bacteriostatic agent is applied to the core of the yarn and not to its surface, it doesn`t migrate from the fabric and permanently remains in it even after multiple washing. Except for antibacterial activity, Prolen® Siltex has high antiviral activity.

PROLEN® SILTEX has been created for underwear, sports garments, workwear, socks, filling material for shoes, bedclothes, lining and upholstery to protect in environments which require high hygienic standards.

Certificates and Test Reports

The antibacterial properties of Prolen® Siltex  are confirmed by laboratory tests according to the AATCC TM 100: 2012 standard (tested for Escherichia Coli, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus > 99% reduction)

The antiviral properties of Prolen® Siltex are confirmed by test protocol according to ISO 18184: 2019 (tested against SARS-CoV-2 with reduction >99% and Influenza A virus subtype H1N1 with reduction > 99%).

PROLEN®SILTEX fulfills the requirements of Oeko-tex® Standard 100, Appendix 6 – class 1- baby articles.

The treatment is available for all types of Prolen® Yarns.