Introducing Camira StaySafe

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Camira StaySafe is an advanced textile treatment, befitting the Covid age, which reduces the potential for viral transmission from fabric surfaces in commercial spaces and bus & coach interiors. When applied to a fabric, this state-of-the-art textile technology destroys viruses and kills bacteria – ensuring upholstery does not act as a potential source of transmission.

Independently tested - highly effective

Camira StaySafe has been independently tested on our wool, polyester and Trevira CS fabrics and is shown to have highly effective anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties. It is safe, durable and there is no impact on colour or flammability performance.

 

Anti-viral
ISO 18184:2019*

Anti-bacterial
AATCC 147†

Flammability status‡

Wool / high content wool fabrics + Camira StaySafe

97% reduction in viral activity

Pass – no bacterial growth

No negative impact - recertified

Polyester / Trevira CS fabrics + Camira StaySafe

97% reduction in viral activity

Pass – no bacterial growth

No negative impact - recertified

*ISO 18184:2019 Textiles- Determination of antiviral activity of textile products. Using Influenza H1N1 ATCC VR-1683 and a contact time of 2 hours.
† AATCC 147 Antibacterial activity of textile materials: parallel streak. Using bacterium S. aureus ATCC 6538 and K. pneumoniae.
‡ Wool, polyester and Trevira CS recertified to meet BS EN 1021-1:2006 cigarette and match. FR treated wool and FR polyester recertified to meet BS 5852:2006 Crib 5.

The Tests: Explained

ISO 18184

This test determines the antiviral activity of textile products, against specific virus strains. We have used the enveloped influenza virus H1N1 (also known as swine flu) as our reference strain, which has a similar mode of function to SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19). Under external laboratory conditions, the presence of virus particles on a textile treated with Camira StaySafe is reduced by 97% within two hours - the standard industry timeframe against which treatments are monitored.

AATCC 147

This test determines the antibacterial activity of treated textile products, using two types of bacteria: Staphylococcus Aureus, which can cause skin infections, and Klebsiella Pneumonia, which can cause pneumonia and meningitis. Commonly known as the Parallel Streak method, 5 streaks of bacteria are drawn across a petri dish, a fabric sample laid over them and left for 24 hours, after which the “zone of inhibition” is assessed. Fabrics treated with Camira StaySafe show no bacterial growth on or around the fabric.

Enhanced Active Protection

Perfect for multi-occupancy furniture – in waiting areas, public transport vehicles, breakout spaces, restaurants, hotels, educational settings, residential and many more.

In a world in which hygiene and health are today’s top priorities, Camira StaySafe can help create safer interior spaces by providing an enhanced level of protection against viruses and bacteria. While the risk of transmission is thought to be greater from hard surfaces compared to textiles, for furniture which demands increased defence – such as multi-occupancy seating in waiting areas, break-out spaces, public transport, hospitality and education – Camira StaySafe is an additional safeguard measure which can help prevent the person to person spread of both viruses and bacteria.

How it works

Camira StaySafe works in three simultaneous ways to attract, attack and ultimately destroy the virus.
A high powered combination of both silver and liposome technologies, firstly attracts the virus, then attacks the virus membrane, depleting it of cholesterol and allowing the silver to kill the entire virus. This is particularly effective against enveloped virus strains, providing rapid virus deactivation and destruction, while the anti-microbial silver chemistry also inhibits the replication of bacteria.

Available on Camira wool, high content wool, polyester and Trevira CS fabrics

27 yard minimum order quantities and a 5 year guarantee.

Painstakingly thorough, with nothing left to chance, our technical experts have undertaken rigorous processing trials and made carefully calibrated adjustments to ensure CamiraStaySafe is absolutely fit for purpose and tailored according to the fabric it is being applied to. In doing so, we have established the optimum chemistries of CamiraStaySafe for anti-viral and anti-bacterial effectiveness on individual fiber types. 

CamiraStaySafe is a permanent chemical finish which is chemically bound to the fabric and has a high level durability.  We guarantee its effectiveness for anti-viral and anti-bacterial performance for a period of 5 years provided the fabric is kept clean and in good condition. Please refer to our cleaning and disinfection guidelines for recommended cleaning instructions based on fabric composition.