Trevira Bioactive

The antimicrobial brand

Trevira Bioactive forms the basis for fabrics with permanently bioactive properties. These properties prevent bacteria multiplying in or on the fibre and so improve hygiene.

Advantages at a glance

  • Contains an active substance with permanently antimicrobial effect
  • Inhibits the growth of bacteria in and on the fibre
  • Proven to have no effect on the skin flora
  • Tested for compatibility with the body
  • Increases and improves cleanliness
  • Lends a feeling of freshness
  • Inhibits the microbial development of odour in textiles

Up close and personal – Trevira Bioactive properties

The familiar functions of Trevira fabrics, such as their low-pill, elastic, hard-wearing, breathable or heat-regulating properties, remain unchanged. But now they’re joined by a welcome new addition to the team  – Trevira Bioactive’s antimicrobial effect. The antimicrobial function is created through the use of bioactive Trevira fibres. Trevira Bioactive textiles made with these fibres contain built-in protection against micro-organisms. Trevira Bioactive fibres protect textiles through minimising the growth of bacteria in and on the fabric.

Effects that last forever

Unlike products that are given post-production treatments or finished with substances likely to migrate into the environment, Trevira Bioactive has an antimicrobial agent which is firmly integrated in the fibre polymer. This additive has a permanent antimicrobial effect.

Above: Bacteria can develop on the surface of normal fibres (right), but Trevira Bioactive (left) stays clean and fresh longer.

Below: Additives with an antimicrobial effect are firmly anchored in the Trevira fibre (left), while with fibres that are given a post-production treatment (right), the chemical substances migrate into the environment and can damage human cells or the natural skin flora.

Range of applications

Trevira Bioactive fabrics are used in a variety of applications:

Apparel

  • Workwear and protective clothing
  • Uniforms
  • Sportswear and fitness wear
  • Functional underwear
  • Outdoor wear
  • Socks and stockings

Textiles for home interiors

  • Bed linen
  • Towels
  • Mattress covers
  • Fill materials for pillows and duvets

Home and contract textiles

  • Curtains and drapes
  • Upholstery fabrics
  • Bedding

Other applications

  • Draw sheets and underwear for incontinence
  • Bandages
  • Surgical corsets and stockings
  • Cleaning textiles
  • Slip covers
  • Inner soles and shoe linings

Tested for certainty

Comprehensive tests carried out by independent external laboratories have proven that bioactive Trevira fibres have an antimicrobial effect, demonstrating that the bioactive component prevents the exponential growth of bacteria populations on the fibre surface. In an extensive long-term study, the Hohenstein Institute has also shown that Trevira Bioactive textiles are kind to the skin. The antimicrobial effect is restricted to the fibre surface, as substantiated by tests carried out for skin compatibility and cytotoxicity, where there was no evidence of skin cell damage. The skin flora and other physiological skin indicators did not show any significant changes through contact with Trevira Bioactive. And as a textile, Trevira Bioactive naturally also offers all the advantages of tried and tested Trevira fibres.

Your contact person

I will be glad to help you.

Petra Kruecken

Manager Trademark Service & Business Development Trevira CS

Trevira GmbH

Philipp-Reis-Straße 4

65795 Hattersheim

Germany